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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.



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!)

Group performing different exercises

  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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Calling for a New Pilates

by Bob Hannum I’ve noticed over many years as a Pilates instructor, that we often make it hard to learn—harder than it has to be. No big deal, right? Builds character! Well, I’m about to argue that it is a big deal, and that many of our most hallowed Pilates cues are absolutely unnecessary. Sounds […]

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Body Conversations: Today’s Client

Introducing Body Conversations, an online video series with PhysicalMind Institute Founder Joan Breibart. In this installment, Joan talks to Pilates teacher June Kahn, the 2009 World IDEA Instructor of the Year, about the next step for the new instructor, tips for building a client base and more. Stay tuned for more videos from Joan and her roster of world-renowned experts.

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OFF THE MAT, ON THE MENU: The New Numbers Game

by Frances Sheridan Goulart “If your spine is stiff at 30, you are old,” Joseph Pilates asserted many years ago. “If you are completely flexile at 60, you are young.” If you’re somewhere in between, take heart and take those numbers to heart. Thirty, (we’re talking minutes, not years), is the new 60. If you […]

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The top 4 Pilates exercises that kept me in shape during my pregnancy


By Sheena Jongeneel I’ve been doing Pilates since I was 19 years old and teaching since I was 23. This year, I turned 39 and got pregnant for the first time. I can say I’ve always had a rock-hard body thanks to decades of devoted Pilates workouts. So, when I got pregnant and saw the […]

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What We Can Learn from Someone Who Got Pregnancy Right the Third Time

Pregnant women in yoga class sitting on mats stretching arms in

I recently sat down for a conversation with one of my clients about Pilates, pregnancy and postpartum recovery. In her third trimester of her third pregnancy, this mom of two (and soon to be three) has learned a lot about taking care of herself through pregnancy and beyond.

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