Category Archives: Pilates Mat

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: 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: 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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Announcement: EMPOWER YOUR PILATES

EMPOWER your Pilates… by Laurette Ryan www.balancepointpilates.com The Pilates method of exercise has got to be one of the best systems out there. What I’ve enjoyed most through my many years of learning and teaching is it’s versatility . It is precise structure and evolving creativity. Those who preach that it is either-or , I […]

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Announcement: PMA Pilates Teacher Training Summit

Pilates -The Path to a Profession by Laurette Ryan www.balancepointpilates.com I feel that teaching the Pilates method whether contemporary or classical is a worthy and noble profession. I have been in many social settings, where, when asked what I did for work, felt I had to explain a whole lot, rather than just say-Pilates teacher. […]

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Announcement: Pilates, The “Real” Benefits.

  The “Real” Benefits of Pilates by Laurette Ryan www.balancepointpilates.com   Pilates, as we’ve all seen numerous times, has a laundry list of benefits. They range from the physical to the emotional and mental and at times the spiritual. Pilates teachers will espouse the toned muscles -especially fantastic abs or six-pack you will get by […]

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Announcement: Becoming a Pilates Teacher

Becoming a Pilates Teacher by Laurette Ryan , Balancepoint Pilates www.balancepointpilates.com  My personal journey into the Pilates world starts in the dance studio many years ago. I was lucky to have a teacher who knew the Pilates exercises and used them as part of a proper warm-up. Even as a teen, I recognized the benefit […]

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Announcement: Mastering the Principles of the Pilates Workout

Pilates is a workout and a philosophy.  The history surrounding  the work of Joseph Pilates is rich and inspiring. The Pilates workout has basic principles which should guide each teacher and student through the work.  The first principle is Whole Body Movement. Though many think of Pilates as an AB or core body workout, it […]

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