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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 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 […]

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 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 […]

Stretching in Pilates

Stretching in Pilates for Tightness and Inflexibility 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 […]

Pilates and Shoulder Health

Do you grab your shoulder every time you throw a ball? Or wince when you have to reach above your head? If so, the rotator cuff muscles in your shoulder may need some work. A healthy rotator cuff will keep your shoulders moving freely without pain or stiffness.

Pilates Improves Posture

Good posture looks healthy and confident on the outside - and feels free of pain and stiffness on the inside. In anatomical terms, good posture results from strengthening, lengthening and balancing opposing muscle groups to maintain biomechanical efficiency.

Pilates Equipment

Pilates Equipment ~ What’s Right for You? Pilates exercises may be done on the floor using an exercise mat or using specialized Pilates Equipment. Pilates Matwork on the floor uses primarily your own body weight as resistance and requires good strength and flexibility to perform most exercises. Pilates Equipment-based exercises use a variety of springs, […]

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 exercise induced, and the client is looking for a form of exercise that is forgiving to the knees. Sometimes the pain is chronic and results in limited activities of daily living. These clients are looking […]