Working with Overweight Clients with Body Image Issues while Keeping a Healthy Perspective We all have concerns about bodies not being what we wish and many of us have endeavored to rid ourselves of negative self-talk. How life would be better if only (fill in the blank) was different. This distortion coupled with media and cultural expectations can result unrealistic expectations about the investment in physical movement.
Now think about walking into a Pilates studio for the first time with (horrors!) mirrors, fit ladies in black leggings who seem perfect and intimidating looking By Ellen Weaver Paquette
Benefits of a Private Session This year I set an intention for myself to take at least one private session each week with various instructors that work at the studio and at other studios that I love to visit. As a teacher of Pilates, I often get caught up in teaching so much that I sacrifice my own workouts and well being. So, my team and I have really been stepping up our game by working together, working out, and... just doing the classical Pilates work... and we are loving every minute of it!
Making this commitment has By Cheryl Turnquist
The 8 Most Impressive Pilates Exercises Putting yourself in the most difficult positions you can and posting it on Instagram is a really popular yogi thing to do. But if we're being honest, we all love seeing folks achieve really super advanced feats. Here is a list of some of the most awesome Classical Pilates exercises you'll see any Pilates practitioner or teacher achieve. These exercises are not for everyone - even for those who pride themselves in being among the strongest and most bendy in their classes. So be warned, these are By Insights Team
12 Common Pitfalls of Pilates Instruction Let's face it, the Pilates method is far from just any ordinary workout. What is it? Is it like Yoga? Is it resistance training? Personal training? Is it stretching? Is it graceful and controlled like ballet? Is it physical therapy? Yes, yes and more yes. The focus however is on continual movement from the core. It is a mindful, whole body experience that balances every cell in your being! It cleanses your soul and revitalizes your body, mind, and spirit. The very mobilization of your By Lesly Levy
Can Pilates Solve my Back Pain? Back pain is a very complicated topic. Many people suffer daily from some degree of undefinied back pain while other people have specific issues such as herniated or ruptured discs, Scoliosis, Osteoporosis or Spinal Stenosis to name a few. Sometimes back pain can radiate from areas in the hips, for example Sciatica or can be a result of ITB band syndrome which is a tightening of specific muscles in the legs.
The type and amount of physcial activity you can engage in will depend upon what cond By Jordana Herman
Congrats, You're a Pilates Teacher! Now What? You put in all the apprentice hours at the studio. You studied, worked out every day, and taught friends, family, and complete strangers for next to nothing. You were tested, evaluated, questioned, and tested again. Now, finally, you have your teaching certificate and your long journey is over. Or is it?
To keep yourself sane during this exciting transition to full-fledged teacher, here are some things to remember as you venture into the pilates world:
1.Keep the Manual Handy!
What? A By Bonnie Grove
Q & A with Cheryl Turnquist What do you remember about the first time you tried Pilates?
It was in 1999 in the basement of someone's house where she had 2 reformers, one tower, and a chair. There were only 3 Pilates instructors at the time in Rhode Island, and it was hard to get sessions with any of them. It was a very strange experience for sure and we left asking each other... what was that? What is this all about? And when can we go back for more?
What is a misconception about Pilates you want to clarify?
By Cheryl Turnquist