My Gamble in Brazil

My first direct contact with Brazil was an email that landed in my inbox in 2002. It was from a Brazilian physiotherapist with a small business distributing resistance bands and physio aids. Renato had bought my book Pilates on the Ball in an airport bookstore in the US and was very interested to bring Pilates, …

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Old Age Insecurity

Never have I had so many responses to a blog post as I did to my September 28th blog Last month I turned 65. Many of my participants wrote about their own ageing process, and that of their parents and people around them. Some shared their own experiences of turning 65. One shared the details …

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Rest as you go

As I was re-reading Greg Wells’ excellent book, Rest, Refocus, Recharge, (reviewed in last week’s blog), I remembered a trip I made to Italy early in my teaching career. I’d wanted to see where the fitness balls I used were manufactured. The factory was located near the small town of Udine, in Northern Italy, five …

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