Category Archives: Pilates Exercises

Announcement: Pilates Principles aid in Better Horseback Riding

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by-Jessica McNally   When you ride you quickly become aware how important it is to allow for whole body movement, flowing movement and having muscle balance to enhance the relationship with your horse. Horseback riding and Pilates intertwine on so many levels, that when you begin researching the two it is very clear why people […]

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Announcement: Simon says: Use your Core!

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This summer my daughter went to London. She was kind enough to expand her boundaries and try a new fitness activity… Pilates (which her mom-me hopes will become a lifestyle!) She’s a gym girl – fit and young… but Pilates can be scary for anyone new… here is the beginning of her journey…Thanks to Simon […]

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Announcement: Belly Beautiful

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“ I think air-bushed abs are such a crock of sh*t!! Sorry!! Anyone who even thinks this is inspiring needs to go ahead and purchase photo shop and enjoy your new abs. Anyone can do that! I do not feel as if it’s de-moralizing because I put that in the same category as a cartoon. I can’t even take it seriously. “ (from a 30 something).

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Announcement: Headline: Dancer claims “Thank God for Pilates !

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Many times beautiful flexible dancers lack the strength need to hold their bodies together- safely. An overly-flexible body is ripe for injuries , that de-rail dance careers and cause terrible life-long pain. Pilates can align and strengthen the body in good functional patterns. Old dance injuries can be corrected and the body balanced again.

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Announcement: The Man Behind the MATness!

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“March MATness “ has been sweeping the globe this year. It is the creation of Benjamin Degenhardt , currently residing in Boston , MA . I am lucky to have met and gotten to know this amazing Pilates teacher and man this past year. To say he is a dedicated Pilates enthusiast is an under-statement. His love for, and joy in the work is evident in all he says and does….

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Announcement: The Professional Pilates Teacher- Part 3 -The Money!

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Money does evoke strong feelings, both for you and your client. Therefore clear boundaries on your part, will not only help you- but will help them as well. Clients need strong clear boundaries about your policies and relationship- this allows the therapeutic/healing/growing relationship to exist and grow.

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Announcement: Pilates for Regular Folks

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Laurette Ryan PMA-CPT  When I have read Joseph Pilates “Return to Life through Contrology” what occurs to me is that he isn’t writing this for the skilled dancer or athlete. The text is pretty straight forward with his views and recommendations on wellness, health and his exercises. I have watched Pilates in my experience of […]

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Announcement: Pilates, Fascia and alignment….

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Pilates, Fascia and alignment…. By Laurette Ryan PMA-CPT You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the role of fascia in exercise. You may have heard it described as a webbing or net enveloping the body but that is just a small piece of the picture. We can go back to the very formation of […]

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Announcement: Pilates on Vacation?

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The question isn’t should you? or how? it’s “Will you? ” I love my vacation and make certain to get at least 2 weeks in every year. I try not to work, …but I really enjoy my work so I’m always brainstorming new ideas for classes and workshops. It’s great to love your work and […]

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Announcement: Real Men-DO-Do Pilates

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Real Men- DO-do Pilates! An Interview with Bernie Nelson- An Up and Coming Force in the Pilates World. By Laurette Ryan www.balancepointpilates.com I met Bernie about 2 years ago at a Pilates Business Discussion group at the 2009 PMA convention. Bernie is a big guy, with a big voice and a big personality. He has […]

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