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Holly Furgason

Pilates

The Mysterious Psoas

May 20, 2013

Psoas

Do your clients have trouble understanding what you mean when you talk to them about their psoas? Everyone has heard the word Psoas used when referring to core muscles or hip flexors but what, really, is the Psoas?

The Psoas muscle is an incredible muscle that helps us move, walk, dance and live. The Psoas can…

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A Dancer Finds Strength: Emily Jones’ Path to Pilates

May 13, 2013

I love getting an opportunity to highlight teachers! And to find out more about what got them teaching Pilates and what makes them tick. Below is a conversation I had with Blue Sparrow Pilates instructor Emily Jones.

H: When and how did you first learn about Pilates?
E: My Pilates practice began somewhat on accident as a teenager. As part of ballet and modern dance classes, my teachers would…

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Possible vs. Impossible

June 1, 2012

Where do you draw the line between possible and impossible?

Growing up we are told what we cannot do. You’re not tall enough to be a dancer, you’re too short to be on the basketball team, and so on. We are told “no” over and over again.

But as adults who is really saying “No”?

You may realize it is you, your fears and your self-imposed limitations. You’re the one saying…