What is this thing called the “psoas”

The psoas (pronounced so-az, is a deep muscle that’s part of our core) intricately webs our structural biomechanics and our emotions to form one heck of a powerful piece in our beautiful machine we call the human body.

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Athletes get the Edge with Pilates Improving their Game

Adding Pilates to sports training helps the body learn to execute moves not only automatically, but with proper biomechanics. Using the core and deeper intrinsic muscles to move the arms and legs can prevent injuries.

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Can Pilates Help With Weight Loss

To lose weight, you need the physical capability to do exercises. Many people who are busy and/or sedentary struggle to perform weight loss exercises. Pilates will help you build strength, tone your core and increase flexibility and range of motion in your joints.

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Building a Small Business

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.


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Pilates and MS

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…

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Pilates: Good for the Body, Great for the Brain

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.

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The Fundamentals of a Foundation Class

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.

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Neutral Spine vs Imprinted Spine

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. 

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