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Pullups!! – (an answer to Mike Perry ) – by Carol Robbins

Pullups!! – (an answer to Mike Perry ) – by Carol Robbins Aug 16, 2017 I was very interested to read Mike Perry’s recent Pilates Intel article on pullups. I have to say that I agree – not that you should have to perform a pullup or a deep squat or a certain number of […]

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Continuing Education: Fast Track or Transformational Track? – by Madeline Black

Continuing Education: Fast Track or Transformational Track? by Madeline Black August 9, 2017 Every year, we all participate in workshops to elevate our work to better serve our clients, to be inspired, and (hopefully) to increase our value. Continuing our education brings us up to date on new research and provides expansion of our repertoire. […]

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall?

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall? by Carrie Pages Mirrors and movement disciplines have always gone hand in hand. I was a dancer and, for dancers, mirrors are intended to help perfect form and improve technique.  I, however, used them to focus on every little imperfection I observed, which ultimately led to an incredibly negative body image.  […]

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Are you Motivated – by Anna Schrefl

June 21 2017 Are you Motivated – by Anna Schrefl Motivation – everything changes with or without it. How easy a class can flow when we are training fully motivated; how fun it can be when our clients are enthusiastic about their workout. On the other hand, life can get very heavy when we drag ourselves […]

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Muscle Imbalances and Scoliosis – by Karena Thek author of Scolio-Pilates

June 14 2017 Muscle Imbalances and Scoliosis – by Karena Thek  author of Scolio-Pilates Scoliosis is a beautiful study in how muscles adapt to the situation they are given. But it’s fair to ask questions of this adaptation … Are the adapted muscles strong? Are they weak? Or are there some of each? Or maybe […]

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Isle of Man – by Jonathan Grubb

June 7 2017 Isle of Man – by Jonathon Grubb I am very fortunate to live on a wonderful, scenic and peaceful island called the Isle of Man.  However, when Joseph Pilates spent 3½ years on the island from late 1915 to early 1919, he was strictly confined within the largest internment camp built for […]

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CoreAlign and Human Harmony: Standing Pilates? by Jonathan Hoffman

May 31, 2017 CoreAlign and Human Harmony: Standing Pilates? by Jonathan Hoffman   To various degrees, Joseph Pilates has been in my mind for the last 30 years. I will never forget the first time we “met”, back in the in the mid-eighties when I was an ambitious undergraduate PT student. Our class was invited to […]

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PERSPECTIVE, PART 2: “DEPTH OF PERCEPTION” – by Amy Havens

May 24, 2017 PERSPECTIVE, PART 2:   “DEPTH OF PERCEPTION” by Amy Havens In part 1 of this article, I spoke about perspective – our points of view.  We each have our own.  Some of us share similar opinions but, at the end of the day, we individuate with our points of view through freedom […]

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Listen to the Wiggle! – by Theo St. Francis

Listen to the Wiggle! – by Theo St. Francis I believe we are now living in the Age of Disconnection. To address this, I think we should all wiggle more. ‘Wiggling’ sounds childish to you? That’s exactly the point. As a Pilates instructor, you understand this Disconnection-with-a-capital-D. You see the effects manifest in your clients’ poor postures, […]

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Are We Being Lowballed Out Of Business? – by Sunni Almond

May 10, 2017 Are We Being Lowballed Out Of Business? by Sunni Almond   A Pilates group class generally costs between $10 and $45 while a private lesson can be had for anywhere between $50 and $250.  Or for a few extra bucks added on to a monthly gym membership, Pilates mat classes can be […]