Mind Body

De-stress, Have Fun and Explore with Brain Breaks

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 in Balance, De-Stress, Health & Nutrition, Mind Body | 0 comments

Relieve your brain-drain! You already know how important it is to keep your workouts consistent to help regulate your stress levels. The Pilates principles themselves are perfect for de-stressing with centeredness on breath and inner body awareness. Additionally, there are a number of other ways to compliment and mix-up your de-stressing routine. These activities stimulate the brain and can help you refresh and be more productive.

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Let go of your buns!

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 in Anatomy, At the Studio, De-Stress, Get Toned!, Mind Body, Pilates, To the Core | 0 comments

Yes, I’m planning on talking about buns, just not the ones you’ll find at the dinner table. Certainly it is desirable both for aesthetic and functional reasons to have strength and tone in this area, however when a muscle gets into overuse and dysfunction it can create a cascade of issues.

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Get Your Head in the Game

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 in Anatomy, Goals, Health & Nutrition, Mind Body, Pilates | 0 comments

While we don’t have the lucky benefit of fourteen vertebrae in our neck, a little focus on where we look especially during spinal exercises can make a critical difference in the quality of movement. Here are some quick Pilates Tutoring Tips on keeping your head and neck in the game for a successful Pilates practice and healthy exercise movement.

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Tune-in and Tune Up

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 in Balance, De-Stress, Goals, Mind Body | 0 comments

The sun is rising later and setting earlier now. All the indications of autumn are making their presence known. Shifting gears into this season means adjusting to different temperatures, changing over to soups and comfort foods, and tuning-in to your favorite TV series with fresh new episodes. While those shows have you hanging on the edge of your seat, it’s also an ideal time to revitalize your workout and check-in with your body! Here are 5 ways to tune-in for a tune-up:

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Go for that C in class!

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 in Anatomy, At the Studio, Get Toned!, Mind Body, Pilates, To the Core | 0 comments

Since Back-to-School season is here, there’s no time like the present to offer up some Pilates Tutoring Tips on how best to achieve the abdominal connection, length through the spine and the proper alignment for this position. It’s one used often in Pilates classes, on the Mat, Reformer, and other pieces of studio equipment.

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The Foundation of Breath

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 in Anatomy, At the Studio, Mind Body, Pilates, To the Core | 0 comments

Joseph Pilates said, “Breathing is the first act of life, and the last… above all, learn how to breathe correctly. “ Pilates had asthma as a child, and so it seems in his passion for health and wellness, he established Breathing as one, or perhaps the foundation of all principles in his Method.

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