March 21, 2019

Spring officially came on March 20th, so out with the cold and in with the gradual warmer temperatures! When you warm up your body, you are increasing your body temperature and metabolism. You are also increasing your blood circulation, which properly prepares your bod...

March 7, 2019

The main focus of The Pilates Method starts from and is sustained through The Center. Joseph Pilates called this center your"Powerhouse." We work around the center line. Two straight lines, one from shoulder to shoulder and one from hip to hip, form the frame or box.Th...

February 20, 2019

Pilates is a balanced base exercise program. One of its main foci is on Breath. Breathing is at the forefront of each and every Pilates movement. When you exercise, your muscles work harder; your body uses more oxygen and produces more carbon dioxide.Your circulation a...

February 3, 2019

This is what our feet look like when we are born. Perfect! What happens from there - well you know! The Pilates Stance is used in most of the exercises we do, and it's the go-to position for a reason! It's Amazing! It can be done standing, sitting or lying down. Puttin...

January 18, 2019

The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes strong back health.  Pilates improves strength, flexibility and suppleness of the muscles of the hip and shoulder girdle. While fluid and supported movement through these joints h...

December 28, 2018

Sitting in a slouched position puts a lot of pressure on the discs of the lower back.  Research has shown that pressure on the discs when sitting slouched, is similar to the pressure created by jumping! If you sit slouched 8 hours a day, you may be putting your spine u...

December 21, 2018

Hypermobility means your joints are more flexible, that the person has a range of movement capable of going beyond the normal range. Strengthening the joints is extremely important and Pilates is the perfect total body conditioning system to accomplish that, gain stabi...

December 14, 2018

Your glutes, the buttock muscles, are a key piece of the "powerhouse" in Pilates. The powerhouse includes the muscles in your abs, lower back, pelvic floor, and hips, as well as your buttocks. The gluteus medius wraps around the hips and connects under the body. This h...

December 7, 2018

Lateral breathing is used in Pilates - it keeps the abdominal muscles engaged, which helps to stabilize your core.

To get in rhythm of your breathing during your workouts, start to breathe through your nose. Here are some tips:

1. Each breath you take should go in and ou...

November 30, 2018

One of the first changes you'll notice in your body when using correct posture is that Pilates lengthens and strengthens - you will look taller and leaner and it will be noticeable, but that is just the beginning. Once you incorporate the total body and mind conditioni...

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