I recently received a question from Kylie, a fellow Pilates teacher, regarding snapping hip syndrome and what to do to make it go away during exercise. Here are her comments and question: “I have some very hip flexor dominant students that suffer from hip click in quite a few of the Pilates exercises, big one […]
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I’ve been focusing a bit more on my own Pilates workouts lately – and it’s such fun to discover new things about the same old exercises I’ve been doing and teaching now for fifteen years! It’s never boring, and regardless of whether I’m teaching a client, or giving myself a workout – I’m amazed at […]
Considering the large number of clients I’ve seen with chronic back and neck pain, and the great results they’ve had from participating in Pilates programs with me, I strongly agree with the findings from this recent research article I read in SOAP notes from PT Products.
Wii Fitness… What Fun! I may be a bit behind the times when it comes to enjoying the fun and benefits of all the new interactive video game products on the market – like the Nintendo Wii Fit… but recently my techno-geek boyfriend purchased a Wii Fit for home. (He’s had one at work since […]
Great Press on NPR for Pilates and Foot Exercises – “How to Keep your Feet Happy” I’m thrilled to see foot-care and foot exercise making national headlines! Did you happen to see or hear the news? I’m not a regular National Public Radio listener, but fate stepped in and brought it to my attention. So […]
I’m frequently asked for referrals from people across the country (and the world) in search of a Great Pilates Teacher or Pilates Studio that they can check out and take Private Pilates lessons and join group Mat and Pilates equipment classes. Here are a few frequently asked questions, and Five Tips to find a Great […]
I received this question about Pilates training by email today, thought it relevant for a blog posting: Question: Is Pilates appropriate for someone with peripheral atrophy? Balancing is becoming more & more difficult so yoga is no longer an option. If appropriate, please tell me where I might find a certified teacher/instructor. Please advise. Answer: […]
I’m always experimenting with cues to help find good images that my clients can associate with while they’re moving through their workouts. When I can associate a relatable picture to proper body position and movements – I usually get great execution of each Pilates exercise. Here’s my new cue of the week for improving Spine […]
I’m always looking for great new Pilates Teaching cues. Here’s the one that came to me this week – thanks to a client who had a big number three on the front of her shirt. Good images for cueing can come from anywhere! Do you remember reading Dr. Seuss as a kid? One of my favorite stories was […]
What a great question I received by email this week! And Oh MY….are there contradictions in the world of Pilates. I can’t pretend to know all the answers, and I am always interested in learning more and improving my understanding (as well as my ability to pass on correct information to my students.) Here’s my […]