A Pilates Defined Studio Client Inspiration: Meet Karen

Karen Blank used to drive past the Pilates Defined studio on her way to and from work, and after hearing about friends’ positive experiences with Pilates, she decided to check it out.   She started with three introductory sessions, and two years later, Karen attends three to four classes every week and continues to take privates. She has also developed an …

Client Inspiration: Kathy Cassidy

Kathy Cassidy has moved her entire life. An athlete from a young age, she took up mixed martial arts in her 30s and competitive rowing in her 40s, while raising her daughter as a single mother with a high-responsibility career. She had done yoga for years, but it never became a habit or hooked her the way other physical activities …

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! …

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 …

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 …