Will Pilates help me lose weight? To give us the skinny on this often-asked question (we get it all the time!), we turned to Pilates-certified Michele Olson, PhD, FACSM, CSCS, professor of exercise science at Auburn University Montgomery and lead research investigator at the Auburn-Montgomery Human Performance Laboratory: “Pilates can help you lose weight, but [...]
Do calories really count? Are organic foods just a rip-off? Is exercise more important than what you eat? Our Rogue Nutritionist sets us straight about some popular weight-loss legends. by Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, aka “The Rogue Nutritionist” Before we get to the myths, a quick word about me. The reason I’m called “The Rogue [...]
When making a difference in our clients’ lives with the elite tools of Pilates, we’re typically teaching adults, not the younger population. I have to say that, as teachers, we should be using our education to make sure the next generation becomes familiar with Pilates and the benefits—for years to come.
I started a quest to find kids from ages seven to 12 and see what reactions I would get teaching them Pilates on Balanced Body ARCs. I found that after three months, each and every student was having fun and building his or her core muscles. Making 10 kids do the Stomach Series isn’t easy but in the end, I can say that they now have a clue as to how important their core and flexibility are to their overall health and muscle development.
by Kristen Matthews Every time I tell my clients we’re going to use the Magic Circle, more often than not the response I get is “there is no magic in the circle,” and we all laugh. They view it more as a necessary evil, knowing it produces results. So when I was trying to think [...]