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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?...

The Pilates Reformer – a Low-Impact Workout

The Pilates Reformer Machine 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 workout may not...

Is Pilates Better Than Yoga?

Is Pilates Better Than Yoga? Many people who want to choose an exercise regime may ask the question: is Pilates better than yoga? Of course either may be of benefit and the answer depends on your goals . In any case, however, theteacher makes all the difference....

Achieving a Happier Body and Mind with Pilates

Achieving a Happier Body and Mind with Pilates Pilates is a comprehensive form of exercise that combines the knowledge of several disciplines, including martial arts, yoga, and gymnastics. Pilates develops mental focus and concentration, often requiring that...

Pelvic Floor Health in NYC

Pelvic Floor Health in NYC

Pelvic Floor Health in NYC COREY SILBERT IS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST AND CO-OWNER OF "BEYOND BASICS" , A CLINIC THAT SPECIALIZES IN ALL CONDITIONS AFFECTING THE PELVIC FLOOR IN MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN. WE LOVE THIS AT MONGOOSE BODYWORKS, AS SO MUCH OF OUR PILATES CORE...

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