Pilates Brings Peace

Have you ever found yourself ask the question "What is Pilates?" Or maybe someone has asked you the question before. How did you respond? We have our own way of explaining things and hopefully all answers point back to a similar core. We could answer from a technical, textbook style which is Pilates is contrology: … Continue reading Pilates Brings Peace

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I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better

Let's get in touch with our feelings. How does that sound? Scary? Intimidating? Silly? It seems that as we get older we embrace the feelings inside less and less. Emotional feelings, whether it's physical or psychological. The human body is a spectacular machine that can shield feelings, embrace them, and even smother them. Take a … Continue reading I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better

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?

Corps Esprit Ame

Today's post features a client of mine from France, Celiane, and the title is Body, Mind, Soul (pardon any improper French grammar). Celiane began doing Pilates when her personal trainer was out for a few weeks having surgery but had done Pilates previously. I've had the pleasure of teaching Celiane at the Wisconsin Athletic Club … Continue reading Corps Esprit Ame

Living the Pilates Lifestyle

The definition of Lifestyle according to Miriam Webster is: "a particular way of living, the way a person or group of people live." I write this post because while many people do Pilates and attend Pilates classes or private lessons, I wonder how many live a Pilates lifestyle? Do they think of a lifestyle associated … Continue reading Living the Pilates Lifestyle