The ABCs of Pilates: Awareness, Breath, and Control

Posted on August 22, 2012

Tweet“The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.” – Joseph Pilates Pilates is an art that demands not only physical, but mental strength, as well. As it is time for school to start back up, let’s revisit a few of Joseph Pilates’ basic tenets. Mastering these “ABCs” of Pilates Read More…

The body and the brain

Posted on August 08, 2012

TweetWhen you work out, how often are you really aware of what you’re really doing? Are your headphones on while you’re running around burning carbs? Are you concentrating on the road in front of you… or are you just… running? The truth is – few things in the everyday make us consciously think about what Read More…

Belting The Star-Spangled Banner: How Pilates helps you hit the high note

Posted on July 06, 2011

TweetRecently, I traveled to New York City to support my daughter at an audition for opportunity to sing the National Anthem. As I watched her rehearse with her voice teacher, it got me thinking about the impact breathing has on successfully singing a tough tune like that. Breathing is something most of us don’t think Read More…

A side-by-side look at Pilates and yoga

Posted on April 25, 2011

TweetOften times, the words Pilates and yoga are used interchangeably and many of you may already be familiar with classes that blend the two like Piloga and Yogalates. Pilates increases performance in other physical activities, such as yoga, however, we discourage combining the two exercises in one single session. While there are similarities between Pilates Read More…

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