Celebs Inadvertently Doing Pilates

Vanessa Paradis’ version of the mermaid.

Teaching tip – only do Pilates on a pedestal if there are snakes on the floor.

Bonus alternative fact – Paradis’ famous hit Joe Le Taxi is actually about Joseph Pilates.

Prince’s version of the superman.

Teaching tip – to avoid making this face while doing the superman, keep your head ribcage and pelvis nicely aligned.

David Bowie’s version of the clam.

Teaching tip – when performing the clam in tight trousers, always have a sewing kit handy.

Brigitte Bardot’s version of the diamond press.

Teaching tip – avoid turning to look coquettishly at the camera in the middle of this exercise.

Marilyn Monroe’s version of the seated spine stretch.

Teaching tip – victory rolls add more flow to your Pilates.

Madonna’s version of the single leg raise.

Teaching tip – if you decide to support your head with your foot rather than a block while performing this exercise, always wear big pants.

Marlene Dietrich’s version of the arm circle chicken wings upper body release series.

Teaching tip – don’t try and draw your eyebrows on while doing the arm circle sequence.

Kate Bush’s version of the open leg rocker balance.

Teaching tip – al fresco Pilates plus white trousers minus a mat equals grass stain alert!

Blondie’s version of the mermaid.

Teaching tip – best performed wearing some form of leg covering.

May Bank Holidays – Class Timetable Changes


Two chill-out Bank Holiday weekends on their way in May, which means a couple of minor changes to the usual weekly class timetable at The Wellbeing Studio: there will be no 12.30 Monday lunchtime classes on the following dates:

  • Monday 2nd May
  • Monday 30th May

The rest of the timetable remains unchanged of course, so for anyone affected by the cancellation of the two Monday lunchtime classes in May, please feel free to come along to one of the other classes during those weeks – the Thursday lunchtime class at 12.30 perhaps?

Prince wearing third eye sunglasses

To close, here’s Prince, one of the best movers in the world, and the best guitarist of all time.  RIP.