Be One with the Spring

I did not see Star Wars until a couple years ago and ended up watching almost all of them. I grew up with a brother who was into Star Wars and had watched the movies and I resisted watching them. But now that I've seen the movies there are certain quotes that I can't resist... Continue Reading →

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Connecting People to People

Have you observed another instructor’s class? More than likely yes you have. There are plenty of opportunities to observe an instructor’s class whether it’s at your studio, on Pilates Anytime, being a student and taking class, observation for your teacher training program, or at a continuing education class to name a few.  What’s your first... Continue Reading →

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The Seesaw in Pilates

Take a moment to close your eyes and picture a seesaw (or teeter totter). The seesaw is at the playground with no one sitting on it and leaning to one side. Now picture two kids on the seesaw, one heavier than the other. Notice how the seesaw tips to one side because of the weight... Continue Reading →

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Vulnerability: the Good and Bad

Recently I experienced unexplained pain in my left hip for about a week. This happened after a road trip that had me sitting in the car for 8+ hours on a weekend both Friday and Saturday. Can the the hip pain be linked to the car ride? Maybe. But do we always know the cause... Continue Reading →

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Footwork: The Massage for Your Feet

If you’ve ever done a classical reformer workout you know you start with footwork. Usually Pilates V, Bird on a Perch, Heels, and Lower Lift. The different foot positions help open your feet, create flexibility, and even prepare you for more difficult exercises. But we can end up doing footwork using our larger more developed... Continue Reading →

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Human Connections

The fitness industry has changed over the last 10 years. Squash clubs are a thing of the past and now more specialized gyms are opening everywhere. You can have a gym membership to use weights, treadmills, pools, or you can do Cross Fit, Orange Theory, even Solid Core. They are all variations of exercise and... Continue Reading →

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Marrying the Body

Have you considered marrying parts of your body with other parts? How do you typically think of your body? Upper, lower, middle, arms, legs, front, back, side? Throughout a Pilates workout we want to move the body in all directions meaning flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and lateral rotation. But to do any of those four... Continue Reading →

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Pilates is Feeling the Motion

When you did Pilates for the first time did it feel easy or difficult and you thought you might die? Was it mat class or an equipment class? Was it a group class or a private session? Did you come to class thinking you had strong muscle groups as well as some weaker ones?  Sometimes... Continue Reading →

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