Mo Sherring discusses benefits of Pilates

Mo Sherring discusses benefits of Pilates

Pilates creator interned on Island during WW1

A local Pilates instructor has been highlighting how ideal the sport can be to help keep people’s minds and bodies healthy during a time that can have a negative impact on both.

Mo Sherring has been teaching Pilates for more than 20 years and has adapted to the outbreak by doing online lessons, which can be found on the Manx Radio Sport page.

Mo was also the very first person to teach the sport on the Isle of Man since its founder, Joseph Pilates, was released from the Knockaloe internment camp 100 years ago, at the end of the First World War.

It’s believed that during his time interned on the Island, Joseph Pilates helped save the lives of hundreds of prisoners of war during the influenza pandemic, through his focus on keeping both body and mind healthy.

In a similar time now, Mo says Pilates is ideal for those who can’t leave the house, a good way to stick to social distancing rules, and more of a physical workout than many realise:

Below are the Audio files that have been kindly created by Manx Radio.

Audio Files

Mo Sherring discusses benefits of Pilates during Lockdown

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 11th April 2020 at 10:45am

Mo Sherring discusses benefits of Pilates

Manx Radio Pilates on the Radio Broadcasts

Mo is at it again, you just cannot keep her down, even with this horrible Corona Virus going around, she is doiung her best to try and keep us all healthy, and this time with the great help of the Nations favorite radio station – Manx Radio.

This is a daily broadcast and if you miss any you can always download them via the Manx Radio website or listern to them below. We want to thanks Manx Radio for the kindness they have shown in helping me help the nation in these troubled times.

Below are the Audio files that have been kindly created by Manx Radio.

Session Audio Files

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 01

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 25th March 2020 at 2:25pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 02

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 26th March 2020 at 2:43pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 03

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 27th March 2020 at 1:59pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 04

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 30th March 2020 at 12:36pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 05

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 31st March 2020 at 1:58pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 06

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 1st April 2020 at 12:45pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 07

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 2nd April 2020 at 12:55pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 08

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 3rd April 2020 at 1:52pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 09

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 6th April 2020 at 12:44pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 10

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 8th April 2020 at 3:00pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 11

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 9th April 2020 at 12:42pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 12

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 10th April 2020 at 1:49pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 13

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 11th April 2020 at 1:39pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 14

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 15th April 2020 at 12:50pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 15

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 16th April 2020 at 1:45pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 16

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 17th April 2020 at 1:59pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 17

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 22nd April 2020 at 1:54pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 18

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 24th April 2020 at 7:45am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 19

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 24th April 2020 at 12:10pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 20

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 25th April 2020 at 10:41am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 21

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 26th April 2020 at 10:52am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 22

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 29th April 2020 at 12:18am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 23

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 30th April 2020 at 12:47pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 24

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 1st May 2020 at 11:54am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 25

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 6th May 2020 at 1:57pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 26

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 7th May 2020 at 1:55pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 27

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 8th May 2020 at 11:35am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 28

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 11th May 2020 at 2:52pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 29

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 13th May 2020 at 2:04pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 30

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 14th May 2020 at 1:33pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 31

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 15th May 2020 at 11:13am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 32

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 18th May 2020 at 02:10pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 33

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 19th May 2020 at 02:00pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 34

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 20th May 2020 at 11:41am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 35

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 21st May 2020 at 01:22pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 36

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 22nd May 2020 at 01:55pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 37

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 26th May 2020 at 11:51am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 38

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 27th May 2020 at 01:20pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 39

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 28th May 2020 at 01:53am

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 40

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 29th May 2020 at 01:51pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 41

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 1st June 2020 at 04:46pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 42

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 3rd June 2020 at 02:03pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 43 Part 1

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 5th June 2020 at 02:52pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 43 Part 2

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 5th June 2020 at 02:52pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 44

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 6th June 2020 at 01:42pm

Manx Radio Broadcast of Pilates on the Radio - Session 45

by Mo Sherring | Broadcast on Manx Radio - 9th June 2020 at 02:25pm

All Courses are Cancelled due to Corona Virus Precautions

All Courses are Cancelled due to Corona Virus Precautions

Just to be on the safe side we are not doing any courses until further notice.

We are doing some Pilates ‘Quick Lessons’ to Keeping fit on the Manx Radio Facebook Page, it is essential for everyone to try and stay fit, and this is the least that we can do in these desperate times.

Please try and stay safe, Take care of yourself and we hope to see you again very soon.

Pilates for the Blind

Pilates for the Blind

I had a call from a lady who told me she was going to be on the island for teo weeks and asked if she could book 4 ‘1 to 1’ Pilates sessions whilst she was here.

We arranged times, etc and I asked her if she had any special problems to which she replied – Yes, she was registered Blind, she then asked if I was OK with dogs, I told her I love dogs but also said that I had not worked with Guide Dogs before, I have worked with blind riders when I was an instructor for the RDA (Riding for the Disabled Association), as well as the Isle of Man Special Olympics but not as a Pilates teacher of over 20 years.

First session – Vivian and her husband Peter arrived with a lovely Golden Retriever, Yola.

Vivian was great to work with, she is a retired Physiotherapist, she knew exactly what she was doing with her body and mind, a natural for Pilates, it was amazing to see how she and Yola worked together.

 Husband Peter took the oictures of our sessions to share, for me this wonderful experience.

They will be back after Christmas and i am looking forward to working with them again and sharing a special lick and kiss from Yola.

Mo Gets Arrested for a Good Cause

Mo Gets Arrested for a Good Cause

Mo gets arrested for doing good things in the name of Brest Cancer Awareness Day on the Isle of Man.

The two arresting officers who thankfully let Mo off with a warning were Paddy Moore and Mike Giffiths, always up for helping out with great events such as this.

Joe’s Return to Life

Joe’s Return to Life

Joe’s Return to Life

on the Isle of Man

 Mo Sherring was the first person to teach Pilates on the Isle of Man since Joseph Pilates was released from the Knockaloe Internment Camp 100 years ago., Here, she shares how she helps keep his legacy alive on the island she calls “The true spiritual home of Pilates”.

PILATES STYLE: What’s the connection between Joseph Pilates and the Isle of Man?

MO SHERRING: At the outbreak o the first world war, Joe was living in London, teaching self-defence to Scotland Yard detectives. As a German national, he was arrested and sent, alomng with other “enermy aliens” to the Knockaloe interment camp here. He lived here as prisoner 14001, until the end of the war. 

PILATES STYLE: How did you end up on the Isle of Man?

MO SHERRING: I grew up here durring the Second World War. I left for London in the 1950’s, where I worked for a dress designer, a catering manager and later as an exercise teacher. When I heardabout Pilates, I knew I wanted to teach it. I did all my training with Michael King of MK Pilates in London.

PILATES STYLE: How did you celebrate the 100th anniversary of Joe’s release?

MO SHERRING: Michael and I arranged a Pilates Heritage Weekend here with classes hosted by instructors from across the globe. They included Roberta Rose Kirschebaum (from Rolates Pilates in New York City), Elisa Withers (from the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute), Malcolm Muirhead (from MK Pilates) and Kateryna Smirnova (from Kiev, Ukraine).

PILATES STYLE: Why do you refer to the island as “the true spiritual home of Pilates”?

MO SHERRING: Joe was already developing his exercise methods when he arrived here. Instead of letting his interment hinder his research, I believe it enhanced it. In 2015, at the Pilates Heritage conference in Mochengladbach, Germany, I asled (Pilates elder) Lolita San Miguel if Joe had ever mentioned his time on the Isle of Man. She told me that he discribed his time here as “wonderful years” because “they gave me time to work on my method and to work with a variety of people”. Because of the sheer volume of men interned here (23,000), Joe would have had a wide range of ailments to work on, from the physical to the psychological.

PILATES STYLE: Did he leave behind any evidence of his work here?

MO SHERRING: Although there is no written evidence that Pilates worked at the camp hospital, according to word-of-mouth stories, he rearranged the metal springs of the hospital beds lengthways in order to provideresistance dring streatches to help bed bound patients exercise. If you look at any early Mini Reformer, its resemblance to a hospital bed is unmistakable! We’ve also unearthed a photograph of a group of hospital orderlies, one of whom looks very much like Joseph Pilates. Also letters have been found that prove he taught phsyical education, much like the modern day Pilates we know now,anc boxing at the camp.

PILATES STYLE: What is left of the internment camp now?

MO SHERRING: The original location of the Knockaloe camp is now an area of farmland on the west coast of the Isle of Man. An extremely interesting museum opened there on May 11th, 2019 that commemorates the camp, Last year, I was privileged, along with Michael King, to unveil a plaque dedicated to Joseph Pilates that has been placed in a garden at the site, it reads

“In honour of Joseph Hubertus Pilates, interned at Knockaloe internment camp 4, 12th September 1915 – 16th March 1919, where he developed the foundations of the world renowned Pilates method of exercise.”

PILATES STYLE: Do you feel a special connection to Joe, knowing your studio is so close to where he first devoped Contrology?

MO SHERRING: Standing on the Knockaloe site, Michael and I got goose bumps just knowing that this is where it all started. I do feel a connection with Pilates and I feel very strongly that his connection with the Isle of Man needs to be celebrated.

PILATES STYLE: Do “regular” people on the Isle of Man know that Joe developed his method here?

MO SHERRING: I was the first person to teach Pilates on the Isle of Man 25 years ago – people still used to refer to it as “Pilots!”. It was a slow process to educate people about Joseph’s connection, but we now have the museum, and last year, a beautiful bronze-and-stainless steel sculpure, which celebrates Pilates and Manx Artist Archibald Knox, who also worked at the camp, was errected at Peel Cathedrel in the vicinity of Knockaloe.

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