Exciting New Pilates Conference in Florida

Exciting New Pilates Conference in Florida

The 1st Annual Pilates Round Table Conference will be held in West Palm Beach, Florida, June 5-7, 2009.  This is exciting news for the Pilates community to have a new and fresh conference on the scene.  You will find amazing education from some of Pilates’ very best, including some of Joseph’s very own students! Presenters include Lolita San Miguel, Julian Littleford, Rebecca Leone, Michele Larsson, Michael Collins, Kevin Bowen, Brent Anderson, Kristi Cooper White, and Matthew Comer.   Topics include: Lolita shares her Cadillac Working with the Shoulder Girdle Basics of proper hip flexion Pilates and Scoliosis Concentration and Breath: The framework of the Pilates System Group Reformer Class for All Pilates for Chronic... Continue ...

Posted on April 14, 2009 By

Pilates and the Economy

Pilates and the Economy

The talk of the slow economy isn’t leaving anytime soon.  The news has covered it for over a year and we now know it is going to take a lot more time to recover.  It is hard to be positive with the news surrounding businesses these days, but what do you do?  In order for your business to hang on through this long downturn, you have to be hopeful.  You can’t let the worry consume your energy.  It will get better…it will take time…so right now you have to get out there and control what you can. A recent article in the April 2009 issue of Entrepreneur magazine explains that you have to take personal control to feel in charge of your destiny.  During these uncertain times, your perspective on what is going on in... Continue ...

Posted on April 7, 2009 By

Pilates Spine Twist Exercise Video

Pilates Spine Twist Exercise Video

This video illustrates the Pilates Spine Twist exercise. This exercise is great for spinal rotation. The Spine Twist exercise targets the transversus abdominis, pelvic floor, obliques and scapular stabilizers. Focus on maintaining abdominal contraction to prevent extension of the lumbar and thoracic spine. Maintain scapular stabilization and avoid ballistic movement. Modify this exercise by sitting on a towel or pad to assist with tight low back, hip flexors and/or hamstrings. As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any exercise program. If you should experience any pain or discomfort, please discontinue the exercise and consult your doctor immediately. AKPC_IDS += "92,"; Continue ...

Posted on April 6, 2009 By

Pilates for a Better Golf Swing

Pilates for a Better Golf Swing

Of the many benefits of practicing Pilates, improved posture and body awareness are two of the most important. While they are beneficial to everyone, improved posture and body awareness can be extraordinarily helpful to golfers. Whether a person plays golf socially or professionally, some of the most common swing faults are rooted in poor posture and body alignment. Poor posture can be death to a golf swing and can lead to poor performance, high scores and, worst of all, injury. Specifically, a golfer suffering from either Kyphosis or Lordosis is at high risk of injury and is most likely not performing to the best of their ability. You’ll often see golfers buying new equipment (clubs or training aids) in an effort to improve... Continue ...

Posted on April 2, 2009 By