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Our blog, formerly the Soapbox, lives on here. Meet our bloggers here, and read on below for useful insight for all things Pilates.

Strength In Numbers

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“If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?” —Irish philosopher George Berkeley

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12 Surprising Facts About Joseph Pilates

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In a new biography, German historian Eva Rincke uncovers incredible, never-before-heard details about Joseph Pilates’ impoverished childhood, love of boxing and correspondence with President John F. Kennedy.

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On A Roll

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You’ve undoubtedly spotted them at the studio or gym: Foam rollers have skyrocketed in popularity. Learn how these tools can improve your Pilates practice.

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Reform Your Regimen

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If your workout’s getting a little tired, try these fun, fluid movement combinations that will transform your body in new and challenging ways.

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My #1 Holiday Tip: Strengthen your “No Muscle.”

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By Holly Furgason I know the holidays are near. I know this time of year everyone gets very busy. Believe me, I know there are a lot of things pulling you away from your workout schedule. BUT (and this is a big but) I also know the average American consumes approximately 4,500 calories and 229 […]

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MY VISIT TO A SMALL TOWN IN JAPAN

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It has been a dream of mine for some time to have the opportunity to travel and share my 40 years of Pilates with other people of the world. I was given that opportunity recently, when I was invited to travel to Japan and lead a workshop on one of my favorite topics, special populations. What does special populations mean? Of course, every population is special in its own unique way. But I’m talking about the student who needs more than the quick “get your body in shape for summer.” It’s one group of people who will one day, sooner rather than later, require some sort of extra attention. Perhaps a herniated disc, bad knee, balance issues, shoulder replacement. You know, the stuff 95 percent of people over the age of 30 may complain of. It is that population that has one or more issues that need addressing as they begin their Pilates experience.

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5 Things Every Instructor Wants to Know (But is Afraid to Ask!)

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  by Lindsay Lopez I own a Pilates studio, so I spend a LOT of time around Pilates instructors. While my studio is filled with instructors from all different backgrounds and certifications, I find that when it comes to the real things we struggle with, we aren’t very different at all. Similarly, in my work […]

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