What are “essential” Pilates exercises?

While I was studying to become a Pilates instructor and feeling insecure about how to teach the beginning student I had an instructor tell me how she thought of each new student as a tiny flower bud.  Just like with the nourishment of just the right amount of water, food and care a newly formed bud will blossom into a …

You don’t have to “get in shape” to start Pilates!

While interned in England during WWI Joseph Pilates developed a method of exercise utilizing springs for resistance training which helped many bedridden patients build strength. He originally called his method Contrology and we now call it Pilates! Considering that the Pilates method has roots in rehabilitation, even with an injury there is no reason why anyone should wait to start! …

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Client Pilates Inspiration of the month

One of the reasons I love my job so much is that I get to be inspired by my clients!  I want to share these stories with all of you.   Today, I’d like to introduce you to Beth Pite.   She started Pilates in 2007, and it’s her 10 year anniversary!  A friend gave her a gift certificate thinking she …

Pilates – Fitness without Crunches!!!

Did you hate physical education classes because they made you do crunches?   Crunch as defined by Merriam-Webster is,  1: to chew or press with a crushing noise,  2 : to make one’s way with a crushing noise, 3 : process; especially : to perform mathematical computations on. None of those definitions sound remotely relevant to Pilates. For all the …

Join us on May 20 for Free Classes and MORE!

A Taste of Pilates Celebrating International Pilates Day Saturday May 20, 2017 8am – 11:30am FREE Classes! 8am Beginning Mat 9am mixed Level Mat 9am Essential Reformer Space is limited. Please call to reserve yours! Tasting Stations open from 10-11:30am Sample a Pilates Defined service Reformer, Tower, Find your feet, Pilates Oove, Pilates Chair, doTerra Essential Oils Complete all the …

Exercise is Fun!

How much fun were you having the last time you exercised?    I was watching the NCAA wrestling championship finals recently (some of you know I have strong family ties to college wrestling, Penn State in particular) and when interviewed all five of the winning PSU wrestlers commented on how much fun they had during their respective matches.  I don’t think …