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Teaser Core: Back Pain

The amount of people who experienced a significant decrease in lower-back pain after taking an hour-long Pilates class twice a week for a six-week period. The 12 subjects, both male and female, also experienced an increase in core muscle endurance and lumbar flexibility. “Our small-scale found sufficient trends to justify the potential benefits of a […]

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Contemplations by Madeline Black

The teacher of teachers is no stranger to working with moving bodies. Here, she shares her original poetry that delves into the body, beyond the physical, with the intention of bringing you into your own reflective thoughts as you contemplate movement. Behind Your Heart The space between the heart and spine Dark, secret space Unknown […]

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How to Build a Tower Class

The Trap Table is called the “Cadillac” for a reason—it has lots of bells and whistles—but when it comes to group classes, the Wall Tower is the perfect space-saving stand-in. This flowing, full-body workout minimizes equipment-setting changes to maximize the benefits for your clients. Talk about a way to make your studio tower above the rest.

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Small Ball, Big Results

When you can’t get to the studio, the simple squishy ball can add challenge or assistance like the apparatus for noticeable changes.

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Arms On Fire

You’ll feel the burn in this quickie series for sleek, strong biceps, triceps and then some. You can do it anywhere, anytime—even with zero equipment—just in time for tank-top season.

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Better Posture = Better Everything!

A reminder of all of the benefits of better posture: less strain on our system, better balance in the muscles that support the spine and the joints, better efficiency, less fatigue, less strain of muscles, better circulation, better physical appearance and best of all, MORE CONFIDENCE! With all of these benefits, what’s not to like about sitting, standing and moving with better posture?

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The 3 P’s of Pilates: Practice, Patience and Persistence

The 3 P’s of Pilates—Practice, Patience and Persistence—are guiding Laura Browning Grant these days. Read the second post in her Healing in the Hospital series for a heartfelt, inspiring update on Jon’s progress—it’s been 13 weeks so far—and how she’s using Pilates to cope.

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