Building a Small Business
Pilates and MS
Build your brand and stick to it. There will be days when you want to give in, when you start to second guess yourself and wonder if you went about it all wrong. Stick to what you know, your main reason for starting and don’t add what the business around the corner is adding just to compete with them. Instead, be better at what you know, continuously learn about your trade and become the expert you need to be for the best outcome for your clients.
Pilates and the Pelvic Floor - important for both men and women
In Pilates you learn to move correctly, with the right muscles, firing at the right time. This helps prevent fatigue (one of the most common symptoms) because you aren’t using more muscles than necessary. We learn to isolate specific muscles and instead of recruiting a whole mass of muscles to do an exercise…
My Experience as a Dissector
The pelvic floor muscles make for our body’s core along with the abdominal and back muscles. They form a supportive web of interrelated muscles, ligaments, and tendons, sitting at the base of the pelvic bowl. These muscles belong to the group we focus on during core strength exercises in Pilates.
Osteoporosis and Pilates
After 2 hours, we had the honour of meeting our bodies. Having been in a shared space with the cadavers, all 5 of them, for 2 hours…. we were calm, aware of their presence, but no longer nervous about the prospect of meeting them for the first time.
Pilates: Good for the Body, Great for the Brain
Pilates conditions your entire body relying on a set of exercises designed to strengthen your core, i.e., muscles of the stomach and back. Since people with osteoporosis have weakened bones, Pilates exercises can help strengthen and rebuild bone.
The Fundamentals of a Foundation Class
The great news is that Pilates is an excellent way to help prevent the onset of dementia and Alzheimers. Although there is no scientific proof to this, research has shown that mentally training the brain and regular cognitive activity in the child, middle age or older adult showed significant signs of slower late-life cognitive decline.
How Pilates Helps Skiers and Snowboarders
The Foundation class is designed to introduce someone new to the concepts of Pilates, the terminology, the language we use, but also to build the body up in order to eventually be able to move on to the Integration (Intermediate level) and Signature (Advanced level) class that we offer. If you come to Pilates and want that feel of building bocks and a start to progress, then that’s the path one would take.
Neutral Spine vs Imprinted Spine
Pilates improves flexibility, agility and range of motion, and is a safe form of movement making it optimal for snowboarders and skiers as a form of exercise to do all year round to get ready for the slopes when winter time hits.
The optimal and most efficient way to work your body – spine and pelvis is in neutral. If your pelvis is neutral it allows your spine to be neutral, in its natural form. We need to develop muscle strength around our bones to maintain the alignment of our bodies and thus prevent collapsing or degenerating over time. The “neutral” in that sense would be vital as we want to be strong and keep our bones in correct alignment. When you start to build the muscles and the bones aren’t in alignment, you are building a body where you may start to see deficiencies.