Monday, 29 March 2021

Core stability

It's been nearly a year now that, along with Gail, I've been attending online Pilates classes, and I want you to know that I am feeling the benefit.

All those workouts for the deep abdominals have done wonders for my core stability, and this comes in useful in the most unexpected circumstances.

For example, when your human stops for a break on a breezy hillside, and gives you a chewy treat to enjoy while she admires the view, it is important to be able to stand firm and not lose your footing as you are buffeted by the wind, as I demonstrate in the little video clip below.

I will admit I have not yet quite got the hang of the Pilates pelvic floor strengthening routine, as might be deduced from the number of times I pause to decorate the heather on the way down...


  1. that was a fab demonstration... we hope for tasty treats to do some paw-lates too... they are a must, right?

  2. Wow Bertie, you must be super-fit! Lucky you to get a treat!
    My human has talked about doing Pilates, so I suppose, if I want treats, I'll have to join in too.

    Inca xx

  3. I can see and hear the wind and must say you do look FAB while chewing and you do look completly stable to me... I need to find Pilates on line that don't include the floor since i would still be there and could not read your blog

  4. BOL BOL BLO Bertie...OMDs once again your most admired WFT tail served for a rudder in the wind. You have your paws purrfectly place for stability. After that wind I think most pups would need to 'decorate the heather on the way down...'..I must admit here and you will BOL
    when I first read that last sentence my feeble older than dirt eyes read "heater" not heather.
    I gave myself a chuckle
    Hugs Cecilia
    Off to the dentist this morning. Last night while flossing and brushing a very old crown came loose...thank goodness I did not swallow it

  5. That is quite an impressive feat, Bertie. We could tell how hard you were working just to stay upright against that fierce wind.

  6. Hari Om
    Bravo, Bertie lad... though one couldn't help but also admire the steadiness of the camera work in such blustery conditions! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    1. I want you to know that Gail cheated by crouching down and sheltering behind some rocks.
      Toodle pip!

  7. Standing your ground while enjoying a treat? You ARE very talented!

    Your friend Rosie

  8. Yes, you've got to stand strong when the wind blows like that.

  9. Impressive the way you can stand in the wind while chewing. Dui thinks decorating the heather has nothing to do with your pelvic floor strength.

  10. Wow, very impressive, Bertie. Mom says she could use some of those core stability exercises on a day like today with winds gusting up to 60 m.p.h. Needless to say we won't be getting a walk today:(

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  11. Your ability to withstand the wind is enviable. Perhaps we need our Lady to give up yoga and do Pilates.

  12. That wind was whipping and you are standing firm while chewing your treat, Bertie!

  13. Bertie! Wow! You really know how to stay steady! You are awesome! Have a marvellously happy day!

  14. Hi friend! Ojo here! I think decorating the heather shows excellent pelvic floor strength! You need to let out just the right teeny tiny amount so you'll have enough for all those pee markings and pee mails and decorations!