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How Pilates Can Ease Back Pain

By Jodi Melton For those that are experiencing back pain and are looking for a natural solution, there are proven results for relief from back pain using Pilates method work. Simply put, your core muscles (located in your lower back and abdomen) need to be strong in order to support your spine and take the… Continue reading How Pilates Can Ease Back Pain

How Pilates Can Help with Your Everyday Alignment

Although our bodies are a true marvel of evolution, there are many moving variables and sometimes the systems within our bodies can get out of control. When we see our image in pictures or a mirror, we often want to improve something. It could be the shoulders that hinge forward, a neck that disappeared inside… Continue reading How Pilates Can Help with Your Everyday Alignment

Pilates: Mat vs. Reformer

Mat and Reformer Pilates are beneficial for building strength in your core and small muscle groups. Both modalities train you to initiate from your core — otherwise known as your center or your ‘powerhouse.’ You can do the same series of exercises for Mat and reformer Pilates, to help workidifferent muscularity. Mat uses your own body… Continue reading Pilates: Mat vs. Reformer

Pilates: The Who, What, Why, Where, When and How

Chances are you’ve heard of Pilates – maybe it was a friend raving about how fun it was or a co-worker telling you their core has never been stronger. Pilates workouts are great and for good reason. The moves are simple, controlled, and technique-focused. Pilates is amazing for those looking to get stronger, more flexible,… Continue reading Pilates: The Who, What, Why, Where, When and How

5 Things Smart Athletes Know About Pilates

Have you ever noticed that some athletes, like Olympians for instance, seem to have a superhuman ability to maintain their edge? Of course, even top athletes really are human. Like you, they fear injury, they become frustrated with poor performance, and they get depressed by their recovery time. So, how do athletes stay in the… Continue reading 5 Things Smart Athletes Know About Pilates

The Evolution of Pilates

If you were one of the first people that jumped on the Pilates bandwagon (and then fell off), now is the time to get back on track.