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Fixing 40 and Beyond

For many, the big 4-0, and the new body that comes with it, can be a wakeup call to step the self-care up a notch. Start with this quickie mat series to better your posture, increase core strength and boost shoulder stability, so you can face 50 fearlessly. By Ellen Barrett • Edited by Amanda […]

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Hit Your Stride

The CoreAlign challenges you to explore practical and functional movement and find a better way to stand, walk, squat and rotate. Step right up! By James Crader • Edited by Amanda Altman It was love at first tread: Around seven years ago, I stepped foot on Balanced Body’s newly launched CoreAlign, designed by physiotherapist Jonathan […]

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Posture Perfect

Good posture is so much more than just looking good and feeling confident—it can literally save your life! In this first installment of her new blog series, Portia Page takes a closer look at why it’s so important and how you can sit taller at your desk. Posture is something that our moms always bugged […]

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Refine Your Spine

If you’re not integrating the Spine Corrector into your workouts, your missing out on nurturing one of the most foundational aspects of Pilates: your spinal articulation. Kyria Sabin Waugaman, the program director of Fletcher Pilates, shares some of the most valuable work for helping the spine become stronger, more flexible and more articulate, as taught […]

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Slaying It In the Studio

Battling back pain as the result of scoliosis, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar turned to Pilates and has never looked back. The multitasking mom of two and cofounder of Foodstirs, an organic baking kit and subscription company, doesn’t let her busy life get in the way of her practice. Here, the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer […]

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Big Twist

When we were soliciting videos for #marchmatness2017, Amy Taylor Alpers, the co-owner/cofounder of The Pilates Center in Boulder, sent us this video of Big Twist. Although it’s not one of the 34 mat exercises, it’s one you shouldn’t overlook—here’s why.

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The Saw

“Imagine that your spine is like a barbershop pole—as you inhale and twist, you spiral upward, creating more space and length from head to tail. As you twist, be sure to keep your hips anchored on the mat, and your feet heavy as if you were pressing them against a wall. During the flexion and […]

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