Who took my spot!!

Are you one of those people who has to be in the same spot every time you come to class? …that’s not a bad thing, in fact, it’s a very nice start to establishing a routine. You can make a habit of coming to class at the same time, on the same day, with the…

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Mat vs Reformer Pilates

If you tell an acquaintance that you practice or teach Pilates, you might be asked, “Reformer or Mat?” With the rise of group Reformer studios in the last decade, the once-mysterious apparatus (a fancy word for Pilates equipment) has become more well known. Mat and Reformer are both based on the work of Joseph Pilates, who also invented the Reformer itself.…

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THE CORE PRINCIPLES OF PILATES – INSPIRED BY SPRING

You’ve probably often heard us say that Pilates is a practice – & it’s important to remind ourselves of the Core Principles that should underpin a Pilates practice. Joseph Pilates said “Contrology (Pilates) is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” In order to get the most out of Pilates it’s always helpful to remember…

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What is Real Pilates?

In the fitness industry, perhaps more than any other, it is easy to be seduced by the latest hot fad promising a shortcut to your ideal you. Predictably, these trends usually disappear once a new one materialises. With such an overwhelming array of new exercise options, how can anyone sort the fleeting from the tried-and-true?…

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