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Category: Pilates Blog

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

Moves of the Month for Driving

By Amy Teter • Photos by Lisa Bailey Rostoen (Fotografix Studios) Clients frequently come into my studio complaining about neck and back pain. Quite often, they are guilty of driving for long periods of time for work or leisure. The good news is that strengthening the core, and in turn, the postural muscles, can help […]

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Prenatal Breath Work with Kristin McGee

The breath, butt and arms are the main areas that I target while working with prenatal clients. I start every prenatal class with three breathing exercises, and Kristin has been doing them diligently, in the studio and at home. Kristin and I hope you find these exercises helpful if you, too, are pregnant. The best part is that you can do this breath work anywhere, anytime!

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Olympic medalist Maggie Voisin is hooked on Pilates

Olympians, like 17-year-old Maggie Voisin, an X Games silver medalist for free skiing, swear by Pilates. “Pilates is just different, and it’s something that anyone can do—you don’t even need to be an athlete. It’s something I’m going do for the rest of my career and life,” says Voisin, who trains at Exhale Pilates in […]

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3 Ways to Celebrate Pilates Day 2016

By Jessica Valant Pilates Day has a special place in my heart. I first discovered the Pilates method in 2001, shortly after graduating from physical therapy school. I immediately saw profound changes in my clients when I used Pilates principles in their treatment. Pilates not only has made a difference in the lives of countless […]

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I Don’t Look Like A Pilates Teacher

Though many people conjure an image of a petite, slim, (often) blonde woman, these method instructors have successfully defied the clichés.

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Mental Health and Pilates

by Risa Sheppard Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. experiences mental discord in a given year. Approximately one in 25 experiences a serious mental illness in a given year. (That’s 10 million people.) And 6.9 percent of adults had at least one major depressive episode in the past year. Meanwhile,18.1 percent experienced an […]

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The Making of March MATness

What do you do when you are on vacation, want to work out, but have no one around to correct your form? Well, you could just pull out your smartphone and film your practice.

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