Okay, so you’re pregnant—what an exciting time! As your body begins to change, so must your fitness goals, safety precautions and exercise regimen.
One of the most commonly praised forms of prenatal fitness is Pilates. Why, you ask? The exercises in prenatal Pilates are specialized, controlled forms of movement that strengthen not only the big muscles, but the small stabilizing ones as well. Much attention is paid to the hips, outer thighs and bum, which aids in balance, good posture and relieves lower-back pain…
The other day, I was having lunch with a friend who is in her third trimester of pregnancy. The moment we sat down, she leaned in as if she were going to tell me a secret: “During my pregnancy, I haven’t gotten a very good answer as to what kind of core work I can do…” and she continued further, “Should I even be doing core work?”
“Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile,” Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Han reminds us.
Headed to the mat, Reformer, Half Barrel or lunch table? Bring your body, mind and your breath…..and your satisfied smile won’t be far behind.
Given that running a Pilates business requires a lot time and commitment, you might assume that growing your business requires even more.
Good news: It doesn’t have to be that way.
By paying attention to these aspects of your business planning and strategy, you can ready your Pilates studio to grow on its own, bringing new clients to you and opening up new revenue streams in the long run.
A mindfulness practice can alleviate anxiety, improve your health, boost your brain power and even help you lose weight. by Anne Marie O’Connor Before she underwent mindfulness training, Jan Taylor would stress out whenever she got caught in a traffic jam. Now if she’s stuck on the highway, she refuses to worry or lose her […]
Get ready for sleeveless season—and rid of those bat wings—with these boredom-busting moves on the Reformer that work double duty to sculpt a smokin’ upper body. by Laura Tarbell Think you can’t take something old and make it new again? STOTT PILATES®–certified Pilates instructor and Fitness Universe Canadian Model National Champion Laura Tarbell begs […]
Fine-tune your gait—and your practice—with The Next Pilates Anytime Instructor 2013 Christi Idavoy’s footwork bonanza, which deeply explores the relationship between the core and feet. Workout by Christi Idavoy Edited by Amanda Altman I often think about walking as the upper body “dancing” on the pelvis and extending through the feet. Our walking patterns speak […]