pilates

What is Pilates?

How It Works Dust off your  mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core. The moves may look simple, but they take a lot of precision and control. Pilates is not just a bunch of sit ups; there’s a strong emphasis on technique. You can do Pilates …

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Meet Lauren

1. How did you get in to fitness or pilates or both? I have danced since I was three years old, so fitness has always been a part of my life. Through high school and college, I danced around twenty hours a week. I added workouts at the gym with a personal trainer and various …

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What are the benefits of working on Pilates machines?

Pilates machines consists of a range of equipment designed to accommodate clients at every point in there life. The most common is the reformer (a table with springs and straps). Most classical pilates studios have three to five of the classical pieces of equipment. In our studio we have reformers, towers, and chairs. You will also find core align, …

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Pilates Hurts My Neck

If pilates is more of a pain in your neck than it is in your abs or butt. Then you are doing it wrong! Let me explain: you should be holding your head in position that challenges your abdominals without causing pain in your neck. If you can not curl up without pain and strain …

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Pilates Improves Life Satisfaction for Women

Women who practice pilates consistently for at least 6 months may improve life satisfaction, total physical self-concept and perceptions of their own appearance, functionality and health status, according to research published in Women Health (2011: 51). This was a study of  80 women ages 25-55. After 6 months the pilates group member showed significant improvement …

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What Pilates can do for people living with MS

Pilates is preventative maintenance or rehabilitative to the MS client. With a qualified instructor, posture and movement are the primary factors when starting an exercise program. If an MS client experiences a neurological set back or “flare-up” it can then cause compensatory issues. For example, a numb foot can cause a person to drag the …

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Meet Allison

How did you get in to fitness? I got hooked on fitness in the 80’s with my parents. They exercised before it was what the cool kids did. I would go my mom’s step aerobics class and play with the bench.  My dad took me to more road races than I can remember. He ran marathons …

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