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My Time with Kathy Grant

My Time with Kathy Grant

Kathy Grant was my first Pilates teacher. If it wasn't for her I don't think I would have pursued a career in Pilates. So when Blossom Leilani Crawford asked me to contribute to her site "KathyGrantPilates.com" , I was thrilled to oblige. If you'd like to learn more...

Virtual Private Pilates- Taking it Virtual

Virtual Private Pilates- Taking it Virtual

We’re all a little off these days. And for good reason. Covid-19, the global pandemic of our lifetime, has us on edge. The fear of the unknown, manifesting as an invisible entity that causes serious physical harm, or even death, is almost too much to bear. This silent...

FASCIA and pilates

FASCIA and pilates

Fascia: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How We Use It in Pilates WHAT IS FASCIA? Fascia is a fibrous type of connective tissue in the human body that preserves physical shape by enclosing discrete elements such as organs and muscles. It exists throughout the entire...

Pilates and Pelvic Floor Health

Pilates for Pelvic Floor Health People embark on a pilates journey for many reasons. Some are wanting to heal from an injury, others to simply improve their general level of strength and fitness. But did you know that Pilates can improve your pelvic floor health too?...

What Makes Pilates Unique Among Movement Systems?

What Makes Pilates Unique Among Movement Systems? When you think about it, it's no wonder that so many Americans are unfit. A lot of advertising touts the perfect body and we're always seeing fit models prancing about on the screen, implying that we should all look...

What Does Pilates Do to Your Body?

What Does Pilates Do to Your Body? If you're looking for a method of exercise that is both challenging and rewarding and will improve your overall physical fitness, Pilates is the method for you. Pilates can help you develop a more toned and lean appearance and...

Things to Know Before You Take Pilates Classes

Things to Know Before You Take Pilates Classes The Girl Scout Motto, "Be Prepared," definitely applies to those taking a Pilates class for the first time. If you've got some idea what you'll be doing in class and what to expect afterwards, you'll be ready to reap...

Is Reformer Pilates Good for Back Pain?

Is Reformer Pilates Good for Back Pain? The reformer is an exercise apparatus that was designed by the founder of the Pilates Method, Joseph Pilates. A reformer uses a set of springs to create a unique kind of resistance against which the exerciser can work to...

The Pilates Reformer – a Low-Impact Workout

The Pilates Reformer - a Low-Impact Workout Many people who are seeking a new fitness regime are concerned about the potential damage high-impact exercises, such as running, can have on their joints. At the same time, they may also be concerned that a low-impact...

Can Pilates help with Anxiety?

Can Pilates help with Anxiety? The modern world is fast-moving and filled with technology, unrealistic demands, and every day stresses. Everyone feels some anxiety from time to time, but when we let anxiety take charge, our sense of reality gets distorted and we...

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