Musings about Flowing Movement


Just like the seasons flow from one into another the Pilates method exercises are designed to flow together. This flow can either be between different exercises to make up a seamless moving class or between the different stages of each exercise.

In class we start each exercise at a point that everyone can do then as the repetitions increase the exercise changes to increase difficulty – everyone knows to stay at the difficulty that is right for them on that day. This might mean regressing to an earlier version of an exercise if your body is not feeling the Pilates love!

The aim is to do a full 60-minute class with NO stopping at all!!! Which scares some people however I believe that everyone can do it if you remember you move when you breath
• some people just need to stop and rest whilst keeping breathing!!!
• others need to concentrate on the combinations I suggest each week for the exercises so that their minds get to forget the outside world for an hour.


Over the past weeks I’ve been trying to organise the classes so that they have some progression in them. With you developing more strength and flexibility. I hope you’ve been enjoying it.

Second visit to the flow principle this week – I’d say that this is actually my favourite one but the hardest to teach over zoom for me. I want to join in so much I forget to count – but hey I do that anyway.

Flowing movement is how we live our lives, it’s very rare to live a stilted life – think about when you walk one step follows another. That’s what I want you to concentrate on this week trying not to stop as we move through the repetitions of exercises.

So it’s another back to basics week, you’ll need your weights cos you’re all stronger than the last time we did back to basics!