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Pilates Mat Chat

Shoulder stability is a cornerstone of our Pilates practice—and it’s key to avoiding injury in everyday life. In this new Pilates Mat Chat with BASI Pilates founder and master teacher Rael Isacowitz, Rael sheds some light on what he refers to as the “second powerhouse.” Don’t miss it!  

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The Pelvic Floor Paradox

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a preventable issue in many cases—and it’s one that affects nearly half of women under 50 and represents a 10 percent prevalence rate in men in the U.S.— yet we don’t pay the muscle group enough attention. The solution lies in changing the way we think about this fitness issue and how we work the floor altogether.

By Dawn-Marie Ickes • Edited by Amanda Altman

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The Athlete’s Workout

The game plan a Wunda Chair series that builds total-body strength, balance and stability. We’re rooting for you!

By Steve Vicera • Edited by Amanda Altman

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Rebuild Your Core

Whether you’re post-surgery, postpartum, lacking pelvic floor strength or struggling with weak abdominals and lower-back pain, this mat series, created by two-time cancer survivor and Pilates pro Emilee Garfield, will give you the tools to safely restore strength to your deepest muscles.

By Emilee Garfield • Edited by Amanda Altman

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On the Rebound

Love Pilates, but looking for a second partner to help you achieve your goals? Meet barre work on the mini trampoline, which helps torch calories without the impact (or dread factor!).

By Suzanne Bowen • Edited by Amanda Altman

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The PMA’s New Pilates School Approval Program

As the Pilates Method Alliance rolls out its new initiative, educators weigh in on what they see as the pros and cons.

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Q+A: Why don’t we wear shoes during Pilates?

Q. Why don’t we wear shoes during Pilates? A. There are several reasons I do not advocate wearing shoes when doing Pilates. The first relates more to tradition than science. I have a similar visceral reaction to seeing teachers or students stepping onto Pilates equipment with shoes as I do when I see dancers entering a […]

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