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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 all the time – walking, running, jumping, falling down the stairs. Young bodies are elastic, resilient and relatively resistant to overuse injuries. Why do we lose that playful quality? And what the heck is it […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 spine angle steady relative to the ground as the golf club swings around the body.  Pilates is one of the best training techniques to give you the ability to keep your posture during your golf […]

Keep Your Knees Healthy

We often take our health for granted and ignore early warning signs. The knee is no exception. Healthy knees allow us to easily get up and down from the floor, maintain balance on uneven surfaces and walk for long distances without discomfort. Even occasional knee pain should be an early warning sign to take heed […]

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 way for individuals with serious physical limitations to get the best out of their exercise program. Pilates runs the gamut of meeting the needs of all individuals from professional athletes (Tiger does it!) to weekend […]

A Healthy Back Improves Your Game

If you are a sports enthusiast, a healthy back is a big plus. A common place for injury is the lumbar spine or low back. Building stability in the lumbar spine improves sports performance and keeps you from getting injured. All backs, regardless of medical diagnosis or level of fitness, benefit from improved spine stability. […]

Why I like Barre

I didn’t think I would. Every year as a certified pilates instructor, I have to take continuing education. This year the STOTT Total Barre program was offered and I signed up mostly to get my credits completed to keep my certification. They had me at the music. My mind flashed back to dance class and […]

Bill’s tale of two knees

I have had knee problems almost all of my adult life. I think I was seventeen when I first injured my right knee playing soccer. After six weeks of non activity I went back to playing and probably made it much worse. I think the first injury was a slight tear of the ACL but […]

Stretching in Pilates

Many clients complain of tight muscles or inflexibility, but are not really sure how to stretch. Or won’t take the time to do it properly. In pilates, one of the goals of stretching is to maintain postural balance. Opposing muscle groups need to be balanced in both length and strength for efficient performance and injury […]