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Facetime Training Success | The Core – Pilates Fitness Article

Facetime Training Success | The Core After I spent a year rehabbing a professional athlete and a second-year supporting his most successful season, he moved on from the Bay Area (common among professional team athletes) for better contracts and new teams! But neither of us were ready to let go of the working relationship we had – so I threw out an idea, “Want to try a FaceTime session?” This lead not only to an additional two years of working…

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Pilates on the Pitch: How Professional Soccer Players Are Using It To Train – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates on the Pitch: How Professional Soccer Players Are Using It To Train Pilates and athletes – what a match. It’s an exercise perfectly designed to correct muscular imbalances caused by the repetitive movements an athlete undertakes while doing his or her sport. It increases flexibility, agility and, because it creates an even musculature, can prevent injury. It’s no wonder so many professional athletes and teams use Pilates as a necessary adjunct to their training regimen. Lauren Cross, co-owner of…

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Music as Motivation | The Core – Pilates Fitness Article

Music as Motivation | The Core “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu Music has a unique power. It can mirror our moods, lift our spirits, and speak for us when words fail. A song can be an anthem of empowerment, move us to tears, help us work through a breakup, or get us dancing. Without music, Jaws, Halloween, Psycho and countless other horror and suspense movies would be rendered blah. Music is also…

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Stroller-lates! Spend Time With Your Baby and Workout! – Pilates Fitness Article

Stroller-lates! Spend Time With Your Baby and Workout! Being a busy, working full time mom of an infant can pose a challenge on your workout time, no doubt about it. I think all of us moms have been there. We strive to be the best parent we can be and we miss our baby while working, so we get those guilty feelings when we sacrifice some of their awake hours to hit the gym rather than spending it playing with…

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5 Easy Ways to Level-Up Your Group Class Experience – Pilates Fitness Article

5 Easy Ways to Level-Up Your Group Class Experience Who wouldn’t want their participants to treat their class like a concert or a movie? The better the experience you can create in your group class, the more likely people are to make room in their calendar, invite their friends, and come running to your class! The most consistently attended and popular classes are taught by instructors who provide an entertaining and exceptional experience. If a Group Fitness Class is not…

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Delivering Our Best When We Feel Our Worst – Pilates Fitness Article

Delivering Our Best When We Feel Our Worst As teachers, how do we stay grounded? How do we manage distractions? We must focus on changing the rhythm of our teaching style and hone in on centering our intention, relaxing our energy and focusing on self care. Delivering our best when we feel our worst. You know, those days when our body feels wrecked: When the mornings feel rushed, Our schedule is scattered, We become impatient, We’re hungry, dehydrated and overly…

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Your Students Are Your Teachers – Pilates Fitness Article

Your Students Are Your Teachers Although we have various reasons for venturing into our Pilates journey, the fire that keeps most of us going is our enthusiasm for the work itself. Sharing this passion with others can result in many things, from love and joy to frustration and despair. An early morning lesson with a Pilates enthusiast can be easily handled, whereas a 6:00 pm session that evening with someone who had a bad day can validate an evening glass…

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Teaching from Empowerment | The Core – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching from Empowerment | The Core I have always felt that Pilates has empowered me both physically and mentally and I hope to transmit that to my clients and students. It doesn’t have to be all depth all the time and a session should obviously not be psychoanalysis, but the truth is that sometimes, a session may lead to a heart-to-heart conversation that brings up important questions about our lives and practice.  And we may come to understand that we’re…

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