Somerset Pilates and Yoga Retreat 19-22nd July 2019 – Pilates Fitness Article

Somerset Pilates and Yoga Retreat 19-22nd July 2019 I am so happy to be continuing to team up with the wonderful Our Retreat and my bestie and yoga teacher Emily Springs in 2019 to bring you two retreats in Somerset at the beautiful our beautiful farmhouse. Our first weekend is in the Summer from 19-22nd July.  You’ll enjoy 3 nights stay at the stunning farmhouse, daily Pilates and yoga classes, guided walks through the beautiful countryside and nourishing meals prepared…

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“Bite your hips, not your lips” – Romana-isms to live by – Pilates Fitness Article

“Bite your hips, not your lips” – Romana-isms to live by We loved this piece that Pilatesology member Christl Marcontell wrote for her blog. So in honor of Romana’s birthday, we’ve reposted it here. Visit Christl at her lovely studio in Seattle at Kinesia Pilates. I teach Romana’s Pilates. When I tell people that I teach Pilates they never ask what style. In the mind of the general public Pilates has become a generic term – “such as yoga or…

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3 reasons you should go upside down every day – Pilates Fitness Article

3 reasons you should go upside down every day You should go upside down every day.An old yoga teacher used to tell me this and it’s something I still think about today.⁣I don’t know how to do fancy handstands and headstands (remember, I teach Pilates, not yoga!)⁣But you don’t have to be fancy to reap the benefits of inversions. A simple downward dog or Pilates Roll Down will do the trick.⁣Going upside down:⁣1. Increases blood flow to the brain which…

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Delivering Our Best When We Feel Our Worst – Pilates Fitness Article

Delivering Our Best When We Feel Our Worst As teachers, how do we stay grounded? How do we manage distractions? We must focus on changing the rhythm of our teaching style and hone in on centering our intention, relaxing our energy and focusing on self care. Delivering our best when we feel our worst. You know, those days when our body feels wrecked: When the mornings feel rushed, Our schedule is scattered, We become impatient, We’re hungry, dehydrated and overly…

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Am I relapsing? | Day 3 of 90 – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Am I relapsing? | Day 3 of 90 – Blogilates I’ve been reading all of your comments and umm, let’s just show some of them right here: “She is relapsing into another eating disorder!” “She needs to get psychiatric help.” “She’s got a mental illness and a psychological problem.” First of all, I appreciate your concern for me – I really do – but telling someone they have a mental illness and that I need psychological help without EVEN KNOWING…

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Power Reformer Flow with Tracey Mallett – Pilates Fitness Article

Power Reformer Flow with Tracey Mallett Hi Guys. Tracey Mallet. Welcome to athletic holidays. One of my favorite classes to teach. We’re going at a brisk pace. It’s all about the flow. It’s about one movement. Moving into the next, into the next, into the next. Gonna get our heart rate up. Power 30 minutes. That’s why I like to think of it. Power 30 minutes. Okay, you’re ready to rock and roll. So let’s get you…

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Ribs Giving You Trouble? It May All Be In The Cues. – The Hatchery – Pilates Fitness Article

Ribs Giving You Trouble? It May All Be In The Cues. – The Hatchery I recently was asked by a new teacher an excellent question that I think we’ve all seen in our clients. So I thought I’d share my thoughts with you. “My private client pops her ribs a lot. Whenever she relaxes them, it creates tension on her neck. What’s going on and do you have any suggestions for exercises or cueing that might help her?” So let’s…

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Ditch Flabby Arms for Good – Pilates Fitness Article

Ditch Flabby Arms for Good From a standing position with your feet hip distance apart, fold forward from the hips into a full forward bend and place your hands on the floor. Bend your knees, if necessary, to place your hands on the floor. Walk your hands out to a plank position. Check to make sure that your hands are directly under your shoulders so that they are close to your body. Keep your neck in line with the rest…

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Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel – Pilates Fitness Article

Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel 15 Jul Caffeine Effects on Bladder + Bowel Posted at 15:55h in Uncategorised by Annette Beauchamp The Good, The Bad, and The (aaaah) So Yummy   This is my lovely Mum enjoying her coffee. I talk to people about the effects of caffeine on the bladder and bowel –some effects are helpful, some are not.   I am asked about other effects of caffeine. I have completed a search of the pubmed/medline, and read major…

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What is the Garuda Method? – Pilates Fitness Article

What is the Garuda Method?            Are you looking to strengthen and tone, boost flexibility and improve co-ordination all on one machine? Sounds impossible, right? Well it’s not – it’s called the Garuda Apparatus. Here, we explain why Pilates buffs are obsessed. Developed by James D’Silva in London, the Garuda Method (using the Garuda Apparatus) combines the principles of Pilates, yoga, tai chi, martial arts and dance into one next level sequence of movements. ‘Blending the…

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Health and Holidays – Oxygen Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Health and Holidays – Oxygen Pilates Health and Holidays Health and Holidays! Here we are, holiday season is upon us! What a fantastic time of year to see family and friends and perhaps have a few extra days away from work or a regular schedule. Some people plan months in advance, some, just days and some only moments! But all for the same goal, to have FUN and relax! So, how does ‘health’ mix in with holidays? Although holidays are…

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A Pilates Instructors Pregnancy Journey – Carrie Pages Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

A Pilates Instructors Pregnancy Journey – Carrie Pages Pilates For some people pregnancy makes them glow and feel glorious. Then there are the rest of us!  After a few months of glowing, my employee Carrie Broyhill found herself having a pretty hard time.  Here is our interview about her pregnancy, delivery and how her experience will affect the way she teaches forever.  I did this interview for those of you who have never experienced pregnancy so that you can have…

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History of Pilates – Balans Pilates Studio & Treatment Rooms – Pilates Fitness Article

History of Pilates – Balans Pilates Studio & Treatment Rooms My Pilates Journey – Week 8: History of Pilates 6 July 2019 This week I’ve been writing some articles about the benefits of Pilates, and through this found myself researching how Pilates came to be. I knew that Joseph Pilates invented the exercise form (a fact that I’ve quite enjoyed surprising people with (nerd)), but I didn’t realise quite what an interesting life he led. All of this research has…

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Is Yoga bad for your body? — True Pilates Sydney Studio – Pilates Fitness Article

Is Yoga bad for your body? — True Pilates Sydney Studio Since Yoga hit the mainstream, it has been the darling of the health and fitness world with everyone raving about the body and mind benefits. Active wear has never been more fashionable with Yoga mats fast becoming the latest fashion accessory. However, more recently I have seen more press on ‘Yoga being bad for your body’ which has brought some controversy to the Practice.My belief is the fault is…

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What’s a Pilates Apprentice & Why You Should Snag Sessions With Them While You Can – Pilates Fitness Article

What’s a Pilates Apprentice & Why You Should Snag Sessions With Them While You Can Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was Joseph Pilates’ method! So why should it be taught in a day or a weekend course?  At The Pilates Project we believe in teaching Pilates as it was created. We teach the Pilates legacy through Alycea Ungaro’s REAL Pilates teacher training program. All of our Pilates apprentices undertake a 600 comprehensive training course. During the 30…

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Exploring Pilates Beyond Reformer & Mat – Pilates Fitness Article

Exploring Pilates Beyond Reformer & Mat We can go on for a another few pages of listing all the fabulous large Pilates apparatus created by Joe, starting from the Cadillac, all the different barrels, mats & the Guillotine; concluding with smaller ancillary pieces like the Breatha-a-cizer and the Bean Bag. But that would be a whole other blog… or two! You probably did not expect that Classical Pilates system is so expansive and complete. This is one of the reasons…

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STARTING PILATES: TIPS – Pilates with Eimear – Pilates Fitness Article

STARTING PILATES: TIPS – Pilates with Eimear There is so much to take on board in the early classes that there isn’t always time for me as instructor to ‘say’ it all; I find it’s better to get clients moving and for them to embody the principles along the way. But it helps to have some background knowledge, so here are some tips for those new to pilates: All about the deep abdominals Getting in touch with the deep abdominals…

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Heading to Malaysia? We’ve got a studio for you. – Pilates Nerd Down Under – Pilates Fitness Article

Heading to Malaysia? We’ve got a studio for you. – Pilates Nerd Down Under Meet Beyond Movement, our favourite studio in Malaysia and newest member of the Pilates Nerd Down Under family. At Beyond Movement the talented team of instructors are passionate about movement in all its forms, and helping their clients find freedom in their movement experiences. The studio offers a range of Reformer, Matwork and Gyrotonic classes for all ages and abilities. Along with classes the team also…

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Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Programme; 2019/20 Schedule – Pilates Fitness Article

Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Programme; 2019/20 Schedule Anne Sexton Pilates Teacher Training School’s comprehensive training programme for 2019/20 is now available! Our training programme provides a thorough education in the Pilates Method, alongside the full repertoire of Pilates equipment including Reformer, Trapeze Table/Tower, Ladder Barrel, and Pilates Chair. Our training programme provides students with the foundations of the Pilates Method, and builds upon that knowledge by providing students with a thorough knowledge of Classical methods versus Contemporary. We aim to…

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Client Success Story: John Peltonen – Pilates Fitness Article

Client Success Story: John Peltonen John first came to Soma Pilates after persistent back issues, and has made tremendous progress in the years since.  He’s not only become healthier and stronger, but has also become a better, more resilient scuba diver! Q: When did you start pilates and what led you to Soma Pilates? A: I don’t remember, but I injured my back in December of 2013 and struggled for 6 months with a bulging disk (L5/S1). I had a…

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4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

4 Key Strategies for Preventing and Treating Osteoarthritis (OA) Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis that affects an estimated 12.1% of the U.S. population (nearly 21 million Americans age 25 and older).  OA is one of 171 different types of arthritis.  The chance of developing osteoarthritis increases with age.  Most people over age 60 experience OA to some degree. Arthritis is a commonly used term that can have multiple meanings depending on the person.  In general, arthritis means inflammation…

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Exhale on Exertion | – Pilates Fitness Article

Exhale on Exertion | One of the most complicated things in Pilates can be the breathing. It is not uncommon for people to say that it feels back to front. They want to inhale when the teacher is cueing them to exhale. I remember being the same, the breathing just takes time to grasp. So why do we exhale at a certain part of the movement and why is important? Pilates is all about working with the body in a…

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What’s Winning? Your Mind or Body? – Pilates Fitness Article

What’s Winning? Your Mind or Body?  Have you ever experienced the battle of the mind and body when it comes to health, fitness and wellness?It can happen to people who are fit and very experienced at training their body and people who’ve never exercised at all. So what is this battle?It’s when your mind wants your body to do something it’s not capable of or when your mind doesn’t “tune in” and pay attention to what your body needs and…

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Optimizing Your Pilates Session: Leave Distractions at the Door – Pilates Fitness Article

Optimizing Your Pilates Session: Leave Distractions at the Door May 20, 2019 By Cathleen Rodgers Between work, family or kids, friends, travel, and life in general, sometimes just getting into the studio regularly is a challenge. And even once you set foot in the studio and lay on the Reformer, your mind may begin to wander to the tasks waiting for you once your session comes to an end. Ironically, the Pilates method centers around developing your mind-body-spirit connection—for use…

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Top Eight Tips for Working with Pilates and Osteoporosis (the Condensed Version) — Jessica Schultz Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Top Eight Tips for Working with Pilates and Osteoporosis (the Condensed Version) — Jessica Schultz Pilates So many of us are working with Goldeners (the Active Aging Population) that I thought it would be helpful to list a few of the Dos and Don’ts of working with Osteoporosis, especially as it concerns Pilates. (Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, and this list is not medical advice, nor should it be used as such), but I weeded through a few studies…

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We all have that ONE exercise that is our nemesis! – Lead – Pilates Fitness Article

We all have that ONE exercise that is our nemesis! – Lead As I’ve said it in most of my mat classes when I teach Open Leg Rocker, I tell my clients- the only time I’ve ever executed this exercise with legs extended was for my test out. I stretched out my hammies good with the magic circle so my legs could extend.  I just knew I had 3 reps to complete and then I could move on. From then…

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Improve your flexibility with pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Improve your flexibility with pilates With the number of jobs now requiring a substantial amount of computer work, it’s no wonder that so many of us end up feeling ‘chair shaped’ at the end of a working day. Pilates is a great way to improve the flexibility of your muscles and the mobility of your joints. Regular practice not only relieves aches and pains but will make every movement feel easier from putting on your socks in the morning to…

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How To Get On and Off The Floor – Pilates Fitness Article

How To Get On and Off The Floor Does the idea of being on the floor give you cause for concern? This subject has been coming up a lot over the last few months. Barring an injury, most people should be able to get down onto the floor and back up without needing someone else to help. Often, as we age, we lose some mobility and this is a big one for me. I have heard many times, “Why would…

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The Whys and Wherefores of Vitamin D Supplementation – Pilates Fitness Article

The Whys and Wherefores of Vitamin D Supplementation Today I will discuss Vitamin D, who should be taking supplements, and when. I explain how our body makes vitamin D, why we need it, and what symptoms to look for in case your levels are low. Finally, I explain the difference between the array of supplements, so you are able to choose the best one for you. We have all seen the controversial newspaper headlines, debating whether or not we should…

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Everyday I teach Pilates. » Blue Sparrow Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Everyday I teach Pilates. » Blue Sparrow Pilates Written by Holly Furgason on November 23, 2016. Posted in Blog, Pilates In the wake of recent events, I’m taking stock. Everyday I teach Pilates. Yes, it’s “just” exercise. But in these uncertain times, I’m realizing it goes beyond fitness. Let me start with a little background. About ten years ago I set out to open a Pilates studio in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Both the location and the…

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