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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

May 17, 2017 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 […]

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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 […]

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For Me Pilates Is Not Enough! by Mariska Breland

Pilates Isn’t Enough By Mariska Breland Don’t get me wrong, I loooooove Pilates. Love it. I love classical Pilates, contemporary Pilates, and all of the apparatus. We have the best toys. The best. No one has better toys than us. I have been teaching and doing Pilates since the early 2000s. When I was diagnosed […]

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Get Out of the Way! by Clare Dunphy

Get Out of the Way! By Clare Dunphy Have you ever heard the quote “change happens through movement, and movement heals?” A powerful quote I first heard years ago, and in hindsight, it was a real game-changer.  Not because it was a revelation but because it has made me think about how I teach.   On […]

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Are You My People? by Mike Perry

April 12, 2017 Are You My People? By Mike Perry I’ve been lucky to recently start teaching one client in particular. Things were a little erratic in the beginning, because her back pain was such that she couldn’t make it to the studio, or was advised to wait by her osteopath. She would often arrive […]