(Yes folks, it’s Medieval Week!) Oh, yes. We want to exercise, but not really? Society says yes: pressure from family, loved ones, friends, potential lovers/mates, advertising/commercialization, culturally fabricated propaganda, etc. Somehow an instinctive “I’m cool with that workout” attitude has fomented within certain individuals, as if a solid one-hour workout is intolerable. “But there’s so… continue reading


Just keep repeating the title till you get it…..this is a tricky one (and, yes, a big ol’ stretch). (Obscure comic, further obscured by a foreign-language variation.) So anyway, the hands and feet(s). Perhaps our most important parts. These appendage-ettes certainly make life easier. Did you ever notice that the sophistication of the arms and… continue reading


We all gotta start some place. As teachers, we all have worked to gain a foothold on our knowledge and expertise. Students are on the same path, but have no interest in focussing the same attention to detail expressed by teachers. The physical journeys are both in league with each other…..they lead to ever-broadening experience…. continue reading


Time keeps on tickin’, tickin’, tickin into the future. Then…..POOF! “But I was just getting started!” Next time, prolong your rare, random gift with exercise. “What do you mean “next time“?” Ok, well how about getting it going now? Every little bit helps. Our physiques need constant stimulation, and combined with the mind, you’ll find… continue reading


I often make the comparsion between the art Contrology and the art of juggling. Gotta tense this, stretch that, firm up the other. How to keep all of them balls in the air? Well, like a juggling novice, a Pilates novice must start with one ball…..familiarizing with the abdominal work. Adding balls over the course… continue reading