Equipment Pilates: Five Reasons to Give It a Try

Almost anyone can do it. The configuration of the Pilates equipment (Reformer, Tower, Chair, Cadillac & Barrels) gives you support where you need it and challenges you where you are strong. The repertoire can run the gamut from athletic conditioning of top athletes to restoration of posture and function in de-conditioned individuals. Many modifications are […]

Workshop Series: Pilates & Yoga for Healthy Shoulders – Impingement Syndrome

Ask where most people feel pain, discomfort or stress in their body and the shoulders are sure to come up. Anatomically remarkable, the shoulder girdle performs an amazing array of movements from rocking a new born baby to swimming to throwing a fast ball over a hundred miles an hour. But this flexibility comes at […]

Stay Balanced through the Holidays

The holiday season is in full swing and so may be your emotions. Balancing our emotional state or our energetic body can be particularly challenging at this time of year. Taking lessons from the ancient energetic systems can provide a holistic pathway for soothing your soul during a hectic holiday season. Most of us are […]

Jake the Dog

It’s never an easy thing to watch a dog fail and have to make the decision to put the dog down. And it wasn’t with Jake. For ten years, we had three dogs – acquiring each about a year apart. Not realizing, although of course this would be true, that they would leave us in […]

Care of the Shoulder

Physically the shoulder is designed for mobility not stability.   The arms move in a wide range of motion across multiple planes. Considerable power can be generated in complex movements such as throwing a baseball or hitting a golf club. This degree of mobility comes at the price of low stability and increased risk of overuse […]

The Body Cares What the Mind Thinks

Understanding Why The Body Cares What the Mind Thinks. In Western cultures the mind and body are largely treated as separate entities – our thoughts, moods and emotions are felt to be separate and apart from the physical body. We either go to a doctor to treat physical symptoms or we go to a mental health […]

Testimonials

See original posts on SDK Pilates Facebook….   I have taken yoga and Pilates classes from Stephanie for many years, and I can say that she is terrific. Her background in physical medicine and rehab makes her uniquely qualified to instruct and coach with a focus in balanced strengthening, proper alignment, and prevention of injury. […]

Balancing the Energetic Body – Chakra Scan

Knowing when Balancing the Energetic Body is necessary. Most of us can intuitively feel when we are a little off. Maybe we are short tempered and irritable. Perhaps we are flighty or impulsive and can’t settle down to get anything completed. Maybe we sit too much, eat too much and sleep too much. We just don’t […]

From Brennan

I was born with a crooked spine. Many prefer the term “scoliosis”, “the abnormal curvature of the spine”, but I find the description “crooked spine” simply does the trick. My crooked spine is not that crooked, with an angle of only thirty degrees. However, that small angle can wreak havoc on a body’s structure.

kind words from Lee

SDK Pilates is really an incredible place! The owners/instructors (Brenda and Stephanie) are not just great instructors but they are gracious with sharing their wealth of knowledge about everything from nutrition to the skeletal system. The classes are small and have the same feel as a personal training session. We even get to request a […]