How To Move Your Pilates Equipment (Part 1): Packing Up – Pilates Fitness Article

How To Move Your Pilates Equipment (Part 1): Packing Up Moving your Pilates equipment can be a daunting task. You’ve invested a lot of money, sweat, and energy in your equipment, so how do you make sure it all makes the journey in one piece? Whether you are moving across town or the country, in this two-part series, I’ll share my best tips to make a move smooth.  Note: These tips are geared toward moving equipment yourself, however, many of…

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1 day left. | 89 of 90 – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

1 day left. | 89 of 90 – Blogilates Hey guys! Wow. Only one more day. ONE!!!! First off, it is my baby boo Sir George‘s 2nd bday today!!!!! Look how grown and dapper he is! This was Sir when he first entered our lives and changed it forever: We didn’t have time to fully celebrate with Sir (work was so crazy – I just got back home and it is 11pm) so we will celebrate hard this weekend! Anyway,…

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Push and Pull Reformer with Rebekah Rotstein – Pilates Fitness Article

Push and Pull Reformer with Rebekah Rotstein Hi, I’m Rebecca Rotstein and I’m happy to be back here at Peloton as anytime sharing with you a new reformer class where we’re going to explore concepts of push and pull. And it’s related to this theme of integrated movement and contraction and expansion. So I’m using here a reformer that is a balanced body reformer. I’m using two red Springs. You may be more comfortable with a little less tension.…

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Tips for hydrating naturally with naturally hydrating foods – Pilates Fitness Article

Tips for hydrating naturally with naturally hydrating foods Its 3PM and the afternoon slump is starting to slow you down. For some of us, that means feeling irritable, or perhaps having dry skin or dark circles under the eyes. In many cases this dip can also arrive with headaches. Simply curling up under the desk is not an option and more caffeine is not a healthy alternative, so what can we do? Fatigue, irritability and dips in energy are signs of dehydration, which…

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Easy Foot Exercises – a 10 Minute Exercise Video! – Pilates Fitness Article

Easy Foot Exercises – a 10 Minute Exercise Video! Look down at your feet right now. Yes, I mean it :). I’ll wait. Ok, did you look? Now say “Thank you feet for doing such hard work all day long!” Your feet literally carry you through the day. We cover them up with socks and uncomfortable shoes. We jump and stub our toes and step on tacks and run across hot sand and basically beat them up all day long.…

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Working with Breast Cancer Patients – Pilates Fitness Article

Working with Breast Cancer Patients Polestar Educator Amy Dixon has an extensive fitness background, spanning well over 20 years and include numerous types of trainings. She also has experience working with breast cancer survivors, through classes and private sessions that help them rehabilitate and reintroduce positive movement experiences. Amy has shared with us her experiences and as well as useful insights on what to expect when dealing with cancer clients and how to make the sessions the best they can…

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The Pilates System: A Day in the Life (Now with bonus videos!) – Pilates Fitness Article

The Pilates System: A Day in the Life (Now with bonus videos!) Welcome all you amazing Pilates people! Thanks for taking time out of your busy day to join me for here for a bit of Pilates Nerdery (a bit?!). A special welcome to new subscribers – thank you for signing up for the long haul as we traipse along our Pilates Path. My Morning Go-To Exercises Today I am fresh off my personal “This is for you” exercises and…

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3 of the BEST moments from the Gym+Coffee event – Pilates Fitness Article

3 of the BEST moments from the Gym+Coffee event “Platinum Pilates was part of my life for the last three to four years of my career, I’d say I definitely got another year – at least – out of my career on the back of what Milena and Will did with me, and the versatility they brought to my makeup in making me more supple.” Brian O’Driscoll.   WHAT. A. DAY. And what a quote from our all-time favourite rugby legend… What…

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Thank you for supporting Girls on the Run – Pilates Fitness Article

Thank you for supporting Girls on the Run Hi Beauties!We just wrapped Pilates with a Purpose, a 5-day online Pilates challenge designed to do good and feel good – and I am on cloud 9! It was so much fun to see our community come together to do good. The impact was incredible.Collectively, we raised $17,000 to donate directly to Girls on the Run International!Isn’t that amazing? Our donations can send 100+ girls through a 10-week program designed to build confidence, support the…

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PMA was Pretty Much Awesome – Pilates Fitness Article

PMA was Pretty Much Awesome PMA, short for Pilates Method Alliance, should bill itself as Pretty Much Awesome after this last conference in Monterrey, CA. There were many highlights this year, and the location was one of them. Not only did Monterrey live up to its hype as it was beautiful and scenic with entirely cooperative weather, but PMA did as well as the conference was well organized and attended by a diverse group of instructors. I had many conversations…

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My last day! But not my last post… | 90 of 90 – Pilates Fitness Article

My last day! But not my last post… | 90 of 90 I am currently on set at our POP 20 shoot with Janell and Alyssa, 2 POP instructors from Hawaii! We’re shooting some choreography for the new year and OMG I AM SOREEEEE. For those wondering what I am talking about – POP releases are choreography made specially for our POP Pilates certified instructors to use for live gym classes! Have you ever thought of getting certified to teach?…

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Active Aging Mat with Amy Havens – Pilates Fitness Article

Active Aging Mat with Amy Havens Hi everyone. I have a mat class for us today in this class is geared toward the older female clients. I’m older is really what you might describe as older. Um, let you do use your discretion. But uh, someone who can get down to the ground and up on their own should participate. If you can’t get down to the ground and up on your own, this isn’t your class because I’ll…

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Autumn Pilates Retreat + DIY retreat tips – Pilates Fitness Article

Autumn Pilates Retreat + DIY retreat tips Autumn is officially here and as much as the changing scenery and beautiful colours lift the soul, the impending winter and shortening days can also leave us low on energy and retreating inwards. But retreating isn’t necessarily a negative action. One of its literal meanings is to withdraw into a safe and secure place, which sounds like a sensible thing to do when life gets a little stressful. So lets try to beat…

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Non Toxic Makeup For Beginners and An Honest BeautyCounter Review! – Pilates Fitness Article

Non Toxic Makeup For Beginners and An Honest BeautyCounter Review!   I believe wholeheartedly in skin health, natural products and non toxic makeup! What we put on our skin is just as important to our overall health as what we put in our bodies and I’ve been working to find paraben-free and phthalate free skin care products I love for over ten years. Dealing with psoriasis and a love for the sun has made me even more conscious of the…

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Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates Helps Reduce Low Back Pain In Men A recent Randomised Control Trial (RCT) has highlighted the significance of exercise on reduction of low back pain for male long term sufferers. Exercise has long been associated with the reduction of low back pain and, combined with the mental health benefits, gives chronic back pain sufferers a greater overall quality of life. So which modalities or types of exercise were investigated in this study you ask? Pilates, of course! The trial…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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Revisiting the Basics: Footwork on the Reformer – Pilates Fitness Article

Revisiting the Basics: Footwork on the Reformer About last week… In last week’s post, I challenged you to visit a few of your nastiest exercises. Did you get bored with them? Or did you get better at them? How did it go? I’d love to know. TBH, I decided on my 3 exercises quickly but only managed to visit them a few times… sign me up for another week. So far I am neither bored nor better. My 3 exercises…

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Is It Time To Serve Up Some Wimbledon-inspired Aces? – Pilates Fitness Article

Is It Time To Serve Up Some Wimbledon-inspired Aces? Are you a Wimbledon Wannabe? Wimbledon is one of those tournaments that inspire the masses to dust down their rackets and to get out for a casual game of tennis with friends or family. This can often turn into a competitive affair if you are anything like me trying to gain victory over my other half. Tennis-related injuries are notorious in Physiotherapy clinics during this period due to the lack of conditioning…

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Every Little Bit Counts | Sustainability Tips – Pilates Fitness Article

Every Little Bit Counts | Sustainability Tips I’m definitely not a sustainability expert or the best eco warrior out there but it’s hard not to ignore that we are heading towards an environmental crisis point. I am making changes and becoming a more conscious consumer and as cliche as it might sound we need to be the change we want to see in the world. If we can’t positively make change holding onto the hope that every little bit counts…

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Mind Body Pilates Challenge // Day 7 – Pilates Fitness Article

Mind Body Pilates Challenge // Day 7 Hi Beauties!Do you find yourself sitting at a computer a lot? Or maybe constantly looking down at your phone?You’re not alone.Our society is plagued with a posture problem due to our daily activities….Some of us sit at desks while staring at screensSome of us have kids and lose core strengthSome of us are less active than we used to be and it’s taking a toll on our bodiesThe good news, is that consistent…

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How To Find A Local Upholsterer For Your Equipment – Pilates Fitness Article

How To Find A Local Upholsterer For Your Equipment Ripped, torn, or cut vinyl on your Pilates equipment may not be a safety issue, but it sure ages the equipment.  For most Balanced Body equipment replacing the foam and vinyl is easy and doesn’t require any upholstery skills! Click here to read more about the replacements you can do yourself.  But for other pieces, custom upholstery is the only option besides buying a whole new one! These pieces can include:…

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Almost there! | 87 of 90 – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Almost there! | 87 of 90 – Blogilates AHHHH!!! We are at day 87! Only 3 more days!!??? WHAT! Okay, I am really tired right now. Just got back from the mountains and then choreographed a little workout routine that I am filming tomorrow with some friends! (I know, I know. I should be resting but I have no time right now.) This is a really challenging season for me. I’m busier than I have ever been, but it’s all…

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Reformer Fundamentals 3 with Kathryn Ross-Nash – Pilates Fitness Article

Reformer Fundamentals 3 with Kathryn Ross-Nash Hi, I’m Kathy Ross Nash here for [inaudible] anytime and reform reformer number three in this reformer, I call this the inch by inch reformer because we’re really focusing on what it means to bend and extend. Gradually building the extension of the legs. They’ve already felt what it feels like. Now they’re gonna learn how to squeeze the juice out of it. We’re going to begin with a three spring set for…

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Welcome to the Power of Now – Pilates Fitness Article

Welcome to the Power of Now As someone involved in wellbeing, I should definitely tell you that true contentment is discovered in being truly present in the moment. The power of now.However, to give your ‘now’ a little perspective it is certainly sensible to take a moment to look into the past, and also to prepare for the future. Sometimes it’s as a way to learn from past mistakes and step into your future with a renewed perspective. Or other times…

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Crying My Eyes Out and Letting Go of Expectations – Pilates Fitness Article

Crying My Eyes Out and Letting Go of Expectations   I nursed my last babe for the last time this weekend. And proceeded to bawl my eyes out. (Whether you are man or woman, kid mom or dog mom or earth mom, there is a lesson here for all of us! Stick with me 🙂.) Nursing my babies has been one of the absolute greatest honors and gifts of my life. But not one I ever expected. I did not…

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Five Travel Tips for Pilates this Holiday Season – Workout Fitness Article

Five Travel Tips for Pilates this Holiday Season The holidays are a time to enjoy your family, and this often means some travel! But that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on your Pilates practice just because you can’t make it to the studio. Whether you’re a frequent flier or are taking your annual trip, here are some tips to make Pilates while traveling a whole lot easier! Travel With Pilates PropsYou can’t take a reformer with you (unfortunately!), but you…

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Exercise For Osteoporosis | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise For Osteoporosis | Bend + Mend: Physiotherapy and Pilates in Sydney’s CBD Weight-bearing exercise is one of the best ways to prevent or manage osteoporosis. Your bone strength increases when the bone is placed under load and stress during exercise. The type of exercise therefore should be weight-bearing as it will place more load through the bone than non weight-bearing exercises such as swimming or cycling. In this blog we are going to discuss different types of weight-bearing exercises…

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Polestar Pilates Mentor highlight : Becky A’Hearne – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Mentor highlight : Becky A’Hearne Meet Becky A’Hearne: Mat and Comprehensive Polestar practitioner, Mentor for Polestar Pilates UK and Franklin Method®️ Spine Educator. Teaching in Cirencester, The Cotswolds, UK and Bristol, UK In your own words – describe “the Spirit of Polestar” BA: Inclusive, open minded and flexible. What Three Words come to mind when you think of “Polestar Pilates” PossibilitiesEvolvingCommunityWhat do you love about teaching Pilates and owning a Studio? Where did you take your Training and…

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Hey that thing really works! A Foot Corrector Love Story – Pilates Fitness Article

Hey that thing really works! A Foot Corrector Love Story Hello Pilates friends! This week on the blog I’m sharing some Foot Corrector love from across the globe. Thank you so much for your lovely emails and comments telling me how much you are loving and reaping the benefits of the sweet, sweet Foot Corrector. Special Subscriber Announcement: My apologies if you received emails containing decidedly off-topic posts which appeared to be from my blog. I believe it was a…

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Thinking Of Training For A Triathlon? You Need These Postural Top Tips First – Pilates Fitness Article

Thinking Of Training For A Triathlon? You Need These Postural Top Tips First Is it time to up your game and find your training powerhouse?  To compete in a triathlon you need, strength, stability, endurance, power and speed. All three disciplines in a triathlon, swimming, cycling and running, require the body to undergo a certain amount of time in different postures, using different muscles and skillsets. That’s three different postures in the sagittal plane that could increase the risk of…

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