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Pilates During Pregnancy Helps Babies Brain Develop

November 25, 2013

With a decade of certification in Pregnancy Fitness/Postpartum Rehabilitation and many wonderful trainer-client relationships in the field, my passion for promoting fitness and health throughout pregnancy has never ceased to grow. I have seen the powerful benefits that exercise brings to mothers and the babies they carry, and how every part of that training helps prepare them for birth, recovery, and healthy motherhood. Getting ready to have…

New Teachers

8 Rules for Successful Sessions

September 9, 2013

You have just been hired by a studio to teach Pilates as an Apprentice Pilates Instructor. Yay!

You know your stuff. You have studied the exercises, know the goals of each exercise, and have practiced cuing them over and over. You studied your anatomy and can tell a client what muscle is working when. But what exactly should be your general goals for your first session with a client?

Here…

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Creating a Better Athlete

July 5, 2013

Pilates is wonderful for everyone. The benefits are numerous but why would someone want to add Pilates if they are training for a marathon or triathlon?

If someone is already highly athletic, Pilates will make them stronger, more stable, provide body awareness and protect the joints while creating a solid core. Increasing your core strength and stability is a key ingredient to being a better athlete.

The body movements…

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Dropping Weight Alleviates Joint Pain

June 11, 2013

Let me break it down: it’s estimated that a force of nearly three to six times one’s body weight is exerted across the knee while walking.

Being only 10 pounds overweight increases the force on the knee by 30-60 pounds with each step.And its not just the knees that bear the this increase in stress, but the hips, ankles, back, and basically every joint.

Many clients come to…

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Taming the Psoas

May 27, 2013

Constructive RestThe psoas is very susceptible to being tight because of our daily activities. Sitting for long periods of a the time at the computer, driving, running and even exercise. Pilates can help bring the psoas back to a relaxed, responsive and supportive position so that it can do it’s job properly.

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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…