Tanya Thompson

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I have always been passionate about movement, anatomy, science and the skill of teaching and how these 4 elements merge to create an art. Hence the birth of my first company, Pilates Unlimited – the Art of Movement™ established 2002. My Pilates studio is blessed with loyal clients and Pilates students where we aim to guide them in reaching their desired goals. Understanding the Musculoskeletal system in movement on a client specific level, enables a Professional to lead their clients effectively towards their goals with Longevity in mind. My passion for excellent quality teaching and education inspired the birth of my second company, Of-CourseOnline.com, which currently has members in over 45 countries with 5 International Movement Education Partners. Read more at: www.of-courseonline.com

pilates teaser | Longevity LIVE

In a previous article, we looked at an exercise that will prepare you for a Pilates Teaser. Today we look at the Pilates Teaser, and as stated before, it looks a lot easier to do than what it is. Get ready to do an intense exercise with a ‘ZEN FACE’.

pilates | Longevity LIVE

One of the most popular exercises that you will see in all magazines is the ‘Plank’. In Pilates, we call this the Front Support as the entire front of your body is supporting you. Front Support really does bring a lot of value to your exercise regime where it incorporates

pelvic curl

Pilates is popular for improving your overall flexibility. You might find yourself putting your body in positions that it is not used to twisting itself into. It takes your body back to moving like a little child. Think of how a child plays. There is no thought or fear of

pelvic curl

Pilates is popular for a ‘full body’ workout. Not only is it able to work the muscles in the body effectively for toning but there are various exercises that focus on the entire body within one repetition. The Pilates Teaser is one of these exercises. When you observe anybody doing

pelvic curl

Pilates is wildly popular for strengthening your core and abdominals. It also boasts some of the best abdominal exercises that are spine friendly and are adaptable to all body types. Abdominal strength adds additional support to your spine where the abdominals control your pelvis from the front and your back

pelvic curl

Pilates is wildly popular for strengthening your core. It also boasts some of the best abdominal exercises that are spine friendly and are adaptable to all body types. Abdominal strength adds additional support to your spine where the abdominal control your pelvis from the front and your back muscles control

pelvic curl

In 1920s, Joseph Pilates came up with a form of exercise that would soon take the fitness world by storm. Pilates is a low-impact exercise. This amazing regime will improve your balance, flexibility, strengthen your core and tone your muscles. There’s good reason  more than 10 million people engage in