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A Question of Potential – by Chantill Lopez

January 17, 2018 A Question of Potential By Chantill Lopez The scene: Halfway through class, bodies warm and faces flush, you’re ready to take it up a notch, venture into an area that’s sometimes tricky to teach and often difficult for students to “find”. Swan. You’ve been practicing Rocking Swan for the past two weeks […]

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My Pilates is Better Than Your Pilates – by Mike Perry

December 20, 2017 My Pilates is Better Than Your Pilates by Mike Perry It’s clear that within the Pilates teaching industry, the issue of authenticity remains at the heart of many discussions. I do my best not to interact with people I don’t know on social media these days (apologies to anyone whom I may […]

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We Owe the World Our Experience – by Trent McEntire

ecember  13, 2017 We Owe the World Our Experience by Trent McEntire, Director of McEntire Pilates Imagine getting to a busy crossroad. The light tells you that you are able to walk across safely, however the voice in your head reminds you that it’s not safe. You can’t possibly make it across the road before […]

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Is Pilates a spiritual path? – Part 2 by Reiner Grootenhuis

November 29, 2017 Is Pilates a spiritual path? – Part 2 by Reiner Grootenhuis Last week, we began to examine Joseph Pilates’ claims about the Pilates method being a “complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit” but we stopped short of any final conclusion as to it being a spiritual path or not. How breathing […]

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Is Pilates a spiritual path? – Part 1 by Reiner Grootenhuis

November 22, 2017 Is Pilates a spiritual path? – Part 1 by Reiner Grootenhuis   The power of the mind has fascinated me since my early youth. My first contact as a teenager was autogenic training, which I taught myself with two books I had found on our bookshelf at home. I practiced these autogenic […]

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How to Prepare a Lunge – by Anna Schrefl

November 15, 2017 How to Prepare a Lunge by Anna Schrefl There are many different lunge variations in the Pilates programme, on the Wundachair, Reformer, Cadillac or Mat. The lunge is a great exercise to lengthen tight muscles such as the m. iliopsoas and the m. rectus femoris. We all know, from our teaching experience, […]

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Pilates in the Hospitals: Back Where it All Began – by Karena Thek

Noveber 8, 2017 Pilates in the hospitals:  Back where it all began Scolio-Pilates® works with Dayton Children’s Hospital By Karena Thek In the early phases of his work, Joseph Pilates did a lot more than provide fitness instruction and athletic training. He was on the cutting edge of rehabilitation. Physical rehabilitation, up to the early […]

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In Health and in Sickness – My Life Long Pilates Friendship – by Rachel Lotspeich

“Avoid It, If There’s Pain” Does This Pilates Maxim Do Our Clients More Harm Than Good? by Marie Wittman I am in the midst of relocating from California to Minnesota and part of this move has involved placing my clients in another trusted teacher’s hands. While I have gone through this process in the past, […]

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What would happen if …? by Sunni Almond

October 25, 2017 What would happen if …? By Sunni Almond   What would happen if … you dropped your risers (you know, the things that stick up at the back end of your reformer that hold the ropes that attach to your handles or loops) or you did your Hundred on the Reformer with […]

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You’re the Expert: Be Brilliant Every Day! – by Clare Dunphy Hemani

October 18, 2017 You’re the Expert:  Be Brilliant Every Day! By Clare Dunphy Hemani In every profession, Pilates included, the most effective teachers are the ones who can communicate in simple terms, so the subject matter easy to understand, appropriate to the level of the learner.   Elegant simplicity is an art, ideally considering the whole […]