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SDK Pilates ~ Can Pilates Make You Happy

Can Pilates Make You Happy

We’ve always known that moving makes us feel better. For cardio lovers, it’s the endorphins generated by the run. For ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Book an Appointment

Bounce Your Way to Healthy Aging

When I think about how children play, the word bounce comes to mind – skipping and jumping or even sitting ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Constantly Injured? Here's the Fix

Constantly Injured? Here’s the Fix

Why do some people age well and others not so much? Undoubtedly genetics play a role, but the way we ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Restore. Renew. Revitalize.

The Sixth Sense

You know them. Five senses of sight, sound, scent, taste and touch. Now a sixth emerges – the sense of ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Fountain of Youth

Find Your Fountain of Youth

Picture in you mind the amount of time spent “bouncing” from childhood to adulthood to seniorhood. As children, we bounce ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Why Am I So Stiff In The Morning?

Why Am I So Stiff In The Morning?

Like the Tin Man, many of us shuffle out of bed in the morning looking for the nearest can of ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Workshop Series: Pilates & Yoga for Health Hips - Anterior Glide Syndrome

Workshop Series: Pilates & Yoga for Healthy Hips – Anterior Glide Syndrome

The hips are said to be the seat of our emotions – that we carry unresolved emotional trauma in the ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Book an Appointment

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 ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Workshop Series: Pilates & Yoga for Healthy Shoulders - Impingement Syndrome

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 ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Stay Balanced through the Holidays

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 ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Jake the Dog

Jake the Dog

It’s never an easy thing to watch a dog fail and have to make the decision to put the dog ...
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Care of the Shoulder ~ SDK Pilates

Care of the Shoulder

Physically the shoulder is designed for mobility not stability.   The arms move in a wide range of motion across multiple ...
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The Body Cares What the Mind Thinks ~ SDK Pilates

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 ...
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SDK Pilates Testimonials

Testimonials

See original posts on SDK Pilates Facebook…. I have taken yoga and Pilates classes from Stephanie for many years, and ...
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Balancing the Energetic Body – Chakra Scan ~ SDK Pilates

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 ...
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Pilates helps chronic low back pain ~ SDK Pilates

Pilates helps chronic low back pain

Pilates for chronic low back pain. If you have a chronic stiff and achy back, it is highly likely that ...
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Back Pain and the Multifidus

Back Pain and the Multifidus

Physical Therapy for Back Pain If you’ve ever had physical therapy for back pain, you know the “bird dog” exercise ...
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Frozen Shoulders and Pilates ~ SDK Pilates

Frozen Shoulders and Pilates

When a frozen shoulder occurs. When you hear the words “frozen shoulder”, it’s tempting to think of a shoulder that ...
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Pilates for golf swing ~ SDK Pilates

Pilates for Golf Swing Around Your Spine

You have, no doubt, heard the term “swing around your spine”. The term refers to the ability to keep the ...
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I was born with a crooked spine ~ SDK Pilates Client Story

From Brennan

I was born with a crooked spine. Many prefer the term “scoliosis”, “the abnormal curvature of the spine”, but I ...
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Keep Your Knees Healthy ~ SDK Pilates

Keep Your Knees Healthy

The Importance of Keeping Your Knees Healthy. We often take our health for granted and ignore early warning signs. The ...
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Ten Things to Know About Pilates

Ten Things to Know About Pilates

1. You don’t need to be in shape to start. It works for every body. In fact, it’s a great ...
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A Healthy Back Improves Your Game ~ SDK Pilates

A Healthy Back Improves Your Game

A healthy back can make a big difference. If you are a sports enthusiast, a healthy back is a big ...
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Beat Silent Inflammation with Good Nutrition ~ SDK Pilates

Beat Silent Inflammation with Good Nutrition

How I Beat Silent Inflammation with Good Nutrition. The last time I went for my annual physical, my doctor told me ...
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Why I like Barre ~ SDK Pilates

Why I like Barre

I didn’t think I would, but I really like Barre. Every year as a certified pilates instructor, I have to ...
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Pilates and Weight Control ~ SDK Pilates

Pilates and Weight Control

How your Pilates practice helps with weight control Teaches Mindfulness. Think about your eating and exercise habits. Good or bad, ...
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Eating & Exercise Road Rules for Healthy Habits ~ SDK Pilates

Eating & Exercise Road Rules for Healthy Habits

Healthy Habit Tips for Eating & Exercise Consume lean protein with every meal. There is compelling evidence that lean protein increases ...
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Glycemic Index and Carbohydrate Consumption ~ SDK Pilates

Glycemic Index and Carbohydrate Consumption

Applying the Glycemic Index for healthy weight. Trying to eat “correctly” is confusing with all the books, articles and blogs on ...
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Feeling Tired? Eat Protein ~ SDK Pilates

Feeling Tired? Eat Protein

Eat Protein to banish that sluggish and sleepy feeling. Foods high in sugar and carbohydrate often make us feel sluggish ...
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What is clean eating ~ SDK Pilates

What is Clean Eating?

Eating clean is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle choice. Dieting as a way of life is not fun and ...
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Know Your Numbers for Healthy Weight ~ SDK Pilates

Healthy Weight ~ Know Your Numbers

Know Your Numbers ~ There is more to health than the numbers on the scale Everyone dreads the scale. Your ...
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Power of food ~ SDK Pilates

The Power of Food

The Power of Food ~ One of the great pleasures of life For many, food is one of the great pleasures ...
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Time to stop hibernating ~ SDK Pilates

Time to stop hibernating

Dropping Pounds as the weather gets warmer. I was chatting with one of our clients before class this week, and ...
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Kind words from Lee ~ SDK Pilates Client Story

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 ...
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kind words from Rebecca ~ SDK Pilates Client Story

kind words from Rebecca

Looking for something challenging and new ... If you are looking for something challenging and new, or simply looking to ...
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kind words from Heather ~ SDK Pilates Client Story

kind words from Heather

Strongly Recommend SDK Pilates I would strongly recommend this studio (and constantly do) to anyone who is interested in getting ...
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kind words from Renee ~ SDK Pilates Client Story

kind words from Renee

Working to my highest level, rather than doubting my own abilities. SDK Pilates. I can't begin to say how much ...
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Oh My Aching Back ~ SDK Pilates

Oh My Aching Back

One false move and we end up with an aching back. It seems the holiday season brings out the worst ...
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One Small Step

One Small Step

Post Surgery Progress I have been at therapy at Union Memorial (Bel Air Athletic Club) for two weeks now. When ...
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Post Surgery Update from Bill 

Words, Exercise, Skype, Time, Sleep, Eat, Football, Ryder Cup

Post Surgery Update from Bill I have been home one week and the above items have kept me busy when ...
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Beginning of a Brand New Day

Beginning of a Brand New Day

Heading Home from the Hospital ~ An Update from Bill Sunday wasn’t just game day, it was I get to ...
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Post Knee Surgery Updates

No Matter How Many Things They Do – It Ain’t Like Home

Post Knee Surgery Updates I’m writing this from my room two days after the first knee replacement. I have had ...
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Pilates Prepared me for Surgery ~ An Update from Bill

Sometimes you’re the windshield – Sometimes you’re the bug

Update from Bill I was ready to have my knees replaced in four weeks and figured I would do private ...
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Bill’s Tale of Two Knees ~ SDK Pilates

Bill’s Tale of Two Knees

Long Struggle with Knee Problems I have had knee problems almost all of my adult life. I think I was ...
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Stretching in Pilates

Stretching in Pilates

Stretching in Pilates for Tightness and Inflexibility Many clients complain of tight muscles or inflexibility, but are not really sure ...
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kind words from Jill

Here's a nice review from one of our clients... When I found LNK (about 14 months ago), I had been looking ...
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Pilates and Shoulder Health

Pilates and Shoulder Health

Pilates and Shoulder Health ~ Pilates Improves Shoulder Function The rotator cuff muscles consist of four small muscles that connect ...
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Pilates Improves Posture

Pilates Improves Posture

Bad Posture? Pilates Improves Posture Bad posture is readily recognized. Stiff low back. Stooped and rounded shoulders. Protruding abdominal muscles. All ...
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Pilates Relieves Back Pain

Pilates Relieves Back Pain

Be Kind to Your Spine: Give it Pilates A research article published in the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Renew. Restore. Revitalize.

Pilates Equipment

Pilates Equipment ~ What’s Right for You? Pilates exercises may be done on the floor using an exercise mat or ...
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SDK Pilates ~ Got Knee Pain; Get Pilates

Got Knee Pain; Get Pilates

Pilates for Knee Pain We often have clients that come to us complaining of knee pain. Sometimes the pain is ...
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