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The Pelvic Floor Paradox

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a preventable issue in many cases—and it’s one that affects nearly half of women under 50 and represents a 10 percent prevalence rate in men in the U.S.— yet we don’t pay the muscle group enough attention. The solution lies in changing the way we think about this fitness issue and how we work the floor altogether.

By Dawn-Marie Ickes • Edited by Amanda Altman

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It’s Time for a Pilates Intervention

Your pelvis is rotating back on one side. Your hip bones seem uneven. You have one-sided pain in your back and pelvis. Any (or all) of these sound familiar? Restore proper alignment using this mat
series, which relies on wedges to not only help break the pattern, but give you the tools to live a pain-free life.

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Dos and Don’ts of Baby Holding

by Christi Allen Franchini • edited by Amanda Altman Learning how to hold your baby and yourself is a crucial part of staying injury free and feeling good. Maintaining a strong center is the key to total-body stability; it’ll help you keep your legs under your body, support your arms and stand tall. Here’s what […]

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Reader Platform Q & A: Pilates On-the-Go

Going away this summer? Here’s how to keep up with your practice your matter where life takes you.

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Lessons from a Teacher To Be

A Pilates apprentice spills the exercises that got her hooked on the method, plus how Pilates gave her the body she always wanted—inside and out.

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Ahead of the Curve

The key to staying energized isn’t a magic pill—it’s all in your posture. Just 10 minutes on the Ladder Barrel is all it takes to be a better mover, sitter and stander (and feel great!), no matter where your day may take you.

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