A Pilates Instructor’s Journey

Rachel began her journey with Pilates 5 years ago when she was referred to the technique after a running injury.  She immediately fell in love with the method and exercises and discovered the importance of incorporating it into her exercise routine along with running. When doing Pilates you truly learn from multiple instructors and their … Continue reading A Pilates Instructor’s Journey

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Pilates: Created by a Man for Men

Did you know that Joseph Pilates created the series of exercises now known as Pilates specifically for men? It was meant to be manly but once Mr. Pilates started teaching in New York it became popular among women and dancers. As a Pilates instructor, my female to male client ratio is higher on the female … Continue reading Pilates: Created by a Man for Men

Props: Challenge, Tool, or Distraction?

Today's post is all about props. Are they helping challenge muscles, distract from the exercise, or a tool to help with the exercise? Think back to the first time taking a Pilates class and how you felt. Overwhelmed? Confused? Out of breath? Exhausted? The first timers would probably find the props to be a distraction. … Continue reading Props: Challenge, Tool, or Distraction?

Why Pilates?

Everyone has a story behind their first Pilates experience or what brought them to Pilates initially. Now it's time you learned how I started doing Pilates. When I first moved on my own to Columbus, Ohio after college to pursue a job in my business degree for Marketing I began running more often. My best … Continue reading Why Pilates?