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Pilates Quote: Good Health

We were born to be healthy!  Good health is not a privilege for a few lucky folks who seem to be genetically predisposed to maintain optimal weight and never have an ache or pain, but physical perfection is available to everyone who is willing to put forth the effort to maintain their “machine.” There are […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Motivation, Inspiration & Goal Setting, Quotes.

Pilates Quote: Perfect Health

No BODY is perfect, but there is nothing wrong with striving for perfect health.  Every BODY is beautiful!   We all have assets, features, and what we think are flaws, things we wish could change, and things we’re willing to work on.  Learning to accept and love our body is the first step.  A healthy mindset […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Quotes.

Pilates Quote: Flexibility and Age

Does your flexibility and age match?  You are only as old as you feel… I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “age is just a number.” Joseph Pilates brings some meaning to this adage.  The number of years we’ve been on this planet is not what makes us young or old, but it’s the fitness, flexibility […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Flexibility & Stretching, Quotes.

Biking and Low Back Pain – Smart Exercise Choices for a Healthy Spine

Question about Biking and Low Back Pain: “I am looking for some pointers on using a spin bike.  I am challenged with low back pain, use clip in shoes, and am very conscious of heels straight in line from toes, but need butt and back positions.  Thanks for any help you can offer.”  Dana Answer […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness.

Pilates Quote: Pilates Benefits for Your Body

Pilates Teacher Training with Pilates Expert Aliesa George

Joseph Pilates saw the Pilates benefits his clients received for strengthening the body, improving posture, and developing better whole-body health.  While “Pilates” is a form of physical exercise and is not considered “re-hab” or “physical therapy,” it is becoming more widely accepted as a beneficial form of exercise for rehabilitative purposes. The act of learning […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Quotes.

Pilates Quote: Constructive Criticism

What happens to our body's ability to manage stress?

This quote from Joseph Pilates sounds like something out of a fortune cookie!  But how true are these words of wisdom.  This philosophy is more than just a Pilates lesson, but a lesson for life. Constructive criticism, allows the opportunity for personal growth and development (if you’re open to the help.)  Criticism without a solution […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Quotes.

Is Using a Foam Roller on Your IT Bands Helping or Hurting You?

A fellow Pilates Teacher forwarded me an article from Greg Lehman, BKin, MSc, DC, MScPT entitled The mechanical case against foam rolling your IT Band. It can not lengthen and it is NOT tight.  She wanted to know what I thought about the article… The article is an interesting read with some pretty strong opinions […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Flexibility & Stretching, Links to Interesting Articles.

Using Speed Workouts to Improve Fitness

I have NEVER been a speedy runner…  In fact in my mid-twenties I quit running altogether, when I realized that no matter the age bracket I would never be fast enough to be competitive and actually place, much less win a race. Now I look back on this poor attitude as a sad reason to […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Links to Interesting Articles, Running.

Pilates Quote – Physical Fitness for Life

Why is physical fitness important to you? What’s the point of exercise? Are you thinking it’s just “to lose weight” or “to get a toned, hot body?” Well, those are great side-effects to exercise, but the real reason we should be toiling away in the gym or sweating it out at the Pilates Studio is […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Quotes.

Low Back Pain: The Sexy Cat Exercise for Healthy Hips and a Happy Back

Have you ever experienced hip pain or low back pain?  Most people at some point in their lives have dealt with one or both of these debilitating problems.  Our sedentary lifestyle and poor movement habits have led to grippy overworked hip flexors, weak abs, and generally speaking imbalances with the strength and flexibility of the […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.