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Why Should Men do Pilates

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Joseph Pilates a German fitness enthusiast and a self-taught athlete created ‘Contrology’ now known as Pilates. Not many are aware that this exercise regime was orginally intended for men. Joseph Pilates rehabilitated prisoners of war and helped many soldiers recover from their injuries using his method of ‘Contrology’. Men normally engage in high impact exercise […]

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Pilates is for Everybody

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Old, Young, Big, Small, Fit or not so Fit and even for Expectant Mothers and the Injured who require Rehabilitation The Pilates movement practice caters to people from all walks of life. It is an injury free practice which helps the mind and body work in harmony.. Pilates is gentle yet a safe and effective […]

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OFF THE MAT, ON THE MENU: A Breath of Fresh Air

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By Frances Sheridan Gourlart, Pilates Style, February 27, 2014 “Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile,” Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Han reminds us. Headed to the mat, Reformer, Half Barrel or lunch table? Bring your body, mind and your breath…..and your satisfied smile won’t be far behind. Think of the lungs […]

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Pilates & Our Children – Fitness for the Future

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By Ken Endelman The health of today’s children is compromised by a culture of convenience and increasingly sedentary activity. Eating fast food, watching TV and playing video games has become habitual while a nutritious diet and physical activity is on the downslide. A recent report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of […]

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Interesting Foot Facts

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The foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles, and ligaments, and a whopping 250,000 sweat glands Fourteen of the 26 bones are found in the toes. Each toe has three bones, except the big toe, which has two. The soles of your feet contain more sweat glands and sensitive nerve-endings per […]

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Love your Spine

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97% of all other creatures on earth don’t have a spine. Please love yours!! 20-minutes a day lying in semi-supine position (on your back on a firm flat surface, with your feet flat on the floor and your knees pointing up to the ceiling. The knees and feet are approximately hip width apart) will make […]

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Know your Spine !

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Your spine is made up of 33 irregularly shaped bones called vertebrae. Each vertebra has a hole in the middle through which the spinal cord runs. The spinal cord can be divided into five different regions, from top to bottom: Your 7 cervical vertebrae supports your head and neck and allows you to nod and […]

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Concentration Frees the Mind

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One of the most valuable offerings of a Pilates workout is the ability to clear your mind, but so many people never take full advantage of this benefit. They enter the studio and bring with them all the things they need to do, the things they have just done and the tremendous pressures of everyday […]

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Check your Posture

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The quality of your posture can make a big difference in your life. Good posture can make you look and feel younger, stronger and more confident, can help improve your breathing, advance your sports performance and decrease your risk of injury. And, over the course of your life, good posture can prevent painful physical strain […]

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How Pilates complements other Sporting Activities

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Whatever sport you choose to practice, Pilates can enhance and complement your ability. Most sporting activities only build muscular strength and stamina, often in specific areas of the body. Pilates in addition to building strength and stamina, can also help to identify any imbalances in muscular development and will enable both your body and your […]

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Pilates during Pregnancy – Find out why it’s great?

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During a healthy pregnancy low intensity exercise regime such as Pilates can be very beneficial for the mother to be and safe for the Fetus. Few of the numerous benefits include to help is maintaining healthy weight gain, toning muscles, assisting with circulation, decreasing fluid retention, and increased lung capacity through deep breathing – very helpful during […]

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How Pilates prevents injury and helps with rehabilitation?

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Pilates is a low-impact exercise regime and does not induce inflammation and overuse of specific muscle groups. Pilates focuses on control of movement, so as to prevent injury to the body. Since Pilates helps in strengthening the core muscles, it helps to teach the body more efficient and balanced movement which in turn improves flexibility and […]