Category Archives: Release Your Pilates Body

GOT BACKBONE?

Your spine is, in many ways, the center of your universe. Knowing more about it and its function will help you understand why your posture and movement affect the health of your back. If something more serious should be the culprit in your back pain, anatomy basics will help you better understand what’s wrong. They’re

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Return to Life through Contrology

In 1945, Joseph. H. Pilates wrote: “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”  His doctrine, however, extends far beyond physical attainments.  The spirit is a rarely discussed but an essential component of Joseph Pilates’ work.  A spiritual essence is threaded throughout his book, Return to Life through Contrology. “With body, mind, and spirit functioning

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Reduce Cancer Risk and Return to Life

You’ve probably heard that poor nutrition and lack of physical activity can lead to so called “lifestyle” diseases namely high blood pressure, cardiovascular problems and type II diabetes. But did you know that inactivity and a lousy diet increases cancer risk? A recent report from the National Cancer Institute, highlights the effects of excess weight

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Feel Better in 60-Seconds (or less!)

Back Pain is the second most common ailment in the United States (headaches are number one).  Most back pain is lifestyle and work related.  If you spend tons of time at a computer – this stretch will help you feel better in your body in less than 60-seconds.  Try it! Check out my book, The

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Pilates Mat vs Machine, which is better?

Pilates was originally a one-on-one training system.  Today, most people are introduced to Pilates through mat classes.  There are benefits to both but to truly understand the work and gain the benefits; private sessions on the machines can’t be beat. The springs both support and challenge you.  Most of all, with good instruction, you’re taught

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