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Breath

This week 6 years ago I lost my Mom to a myriad of breathing and lung related illnesses. Her illness showed me how difficult it can be for clients to breathe fully. Inhaling in particular seems to be the most problematic. Lungs mature by age 25 then from 35 it’s normal for lung function to decline …

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Self Care Sunday

It’s time to take some time for yourself. Slow down, do something you love, something to replenish your energy and make you feel more awesome. Here are some self-care Sunday ideas(but you don’t have to wait until Sunday to do them!) We are going to get help from all the staff and some of their favorite things. Allison: …

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What should I feel?

Clients come into the Pilates studio saying: Should I feel this? Where should I feel this? Should I feel this here? I think I felt that too much. Clients are often having new experiences in the studio. Learning new equipment and new exercises which is why clients come in.  In the process of learning new things we …

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Can you get Cardio in at Absolute Pilates and Barre?

If there’s one question instructors get more than any other question, it’s this: Do I need to supplement my classes with cardio? Q: Let’s answer the question once and for all: Is barre cardio? Is Pilates cardio? A: YES. Pilates and Barre gets your heart pumping and promotes cardiovascular health. Q: OK, but do I need …

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Does Pilates and Barre Count as Strength Training?

We recently answered the highly popular question “can pilates and barre be cardio?” (Spoiler alert: YES) But what about strength training? Does our workout, with its small movements, isometric holds, springs/weights and cardio bursts, “count” as a strength-training workout? Q: Let’s answer the question once and for all: Does Pilates/barre count as strength training? A: YES! …

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