How to Get Better Results in Pilates (hint: BREATHE!)

I've noticed lately that some of my students are confused about the correct way to breathe while moving in general.   Correct and efficient breathing is crucial in order to see results with Pilates   This helps as well safely perform other movements during...

Your HOME Pilates Practice

I always encourage my Pilates clients, (especially my most beginner clients) to take home a few very simple (but not necessarily easy) exercises and work on them each day at home. Practicing Pilates at home really helps students increase body awareness on their own,...

Does Pilates Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

Have you ever heard someone talking about how Pilates can "lengthen" muscles? I’ve seen many a body transform with Pilates. And while I know that it’s impossible for muscles to actually lengthen, I get it why some people say that. Unlike many Pilates instructors, I...

What is a Pilates Lifestyle?

I believe Joe Pilates thought of his method of contrology as more than just exercise….but as a lifestyle. Sometimes the conversation comes up about whether there is a Pilates "lifestyle" in the same way as yoga is a "lifestyle".  While I love yoga and think its great,...

What is Pilates? (and how it can impact your health)

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is a complete system of exercises specifically designed to strengthen and stretch the body at the same time.   Joe Pilates called this concept "Contrology" because it demands focus and teaches awareness as well as total...

Demystifying the Pilates Principles

The Pilates method was created by Joe Pilates with aspects of many other types of physical activity in mind: yoga, acrobatics, Tai Chi, and gymnastics, to name a few. However the main thing that makes Pilates unique and different as compared to other styles of...