Is Pilates a Good Workout? This is a question asked by someone who has never done a Pilates workout! But the answer might surprise you, because there are several factors to consider – and really who is the best person to decide what qualifies as a “good” workout?...
Why Hips and Pelvic Placement Matter for Healthy Movement and How Pilates Exercises Can Benefit You Are you dealing with annoying chronic aches and pains, or have you experienced an injury that seems impossible to fully recover from? Body posture and proper pelvic...
It's a question frequently asked by new Pilates students, “When will I see measurable results from my Pilates workouts?” Everyone is eager to start reaping the benefits from their investment in Pilates workouts. And since we’re living in an instant-gratification...
Do you have Kyphosis? It’s a fairly common back problem. In fact, there are more than 3 million cases of Kyphosis in the US per year. What is Kyphosis? It’s commonly known as having a “hunchback.” Kyphosis is an excessive outward curvature of the upper back and is...
Have you ever wondered if doing Pilates can make you taller? It’s an interesting question… Can Pilates make you taller? We assume that we hit that growth spurt in our youth and then at some point the tables turn and we seem to start getting shorter. You go to the...
Is Pilates Good for You? My initial response is YES, Pilates is good for every body! In fact, I think that every body should be doing Pilates. Joseph Pilates believed this too! He wanted the world to do his exercises at least 4 days a week, as outlined in his book...
Have you been taught abdominal bracing exercises for back pain? Are you aware of how you’re using your ab and back muscles? Can you feel what’s happening in your core – in the front, in the back, along the sides? Does your belly push outward, stay the same, or...
8 Ways Pilates Benefits Runners – Why Pilates is Important to Reduce the Risk of Running Injuries Are you passionate about running? It doesn’t matter if you’re super-speedy or slow, if you love to run just to run or if you’re a little more competitive and plan your...
How is your upper back mobility? Is it easy to arch, bend, and twist your spine? Or, do you feel kind of stiff, sore, and tight? Ever wonder why it’s a challenge to improve how you move for a healthy spine and pain-free arms and shoulders? Are your Pecs on overdrive? ...
It’s interesting what gets spread around and accepted as fitness “facts” when in truth they’re fitness myths, or misinformation. Or as some folks like to call it, “FAKE News!” Whether it’s fitness, health, nutrition, religion, or politics, sometimes it can be...
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