Pilates DVD – Jennifer Kries Master Trainer Series

Pilates DVD – Jennifer Kries Master Trainer Series

This collection of Pilates DVDs is the work of well known presenter and teacher trainer, Jennifer Kries. The series offers 5 DVDs; 4 of which address the different Pilates apparatus (Reformer, Chair, Cadillac, and Ladder Barrel) and the fifth which addresses Pilates mat work. Kries is a second generation instructor and teacher trainer and has studied with Romana Kryzanowska, Ron Fletcher and Eve Gentry. She has vast experience in dance, yoga and exercise and she is the owner/founder of the Hot Body Cool Mind studio in the Philadelphia area.  Kries is a certified Iyengar Yoga instructor and has studied other yoga disciplines as well. She has several other DVD titles as well some of which blend yoga, Pilates and other mind-body... Continue ...

Posted on August 28, 2009 By

Bridging the Gap between Pilates and Fitness

Bridging the Gap between Pilates and Fitness

June Kahn is one of the pioneers of the fitness industry. She began working in fitness when it first took off in the late 1970s, early 80s. She also is a trained dancer and Pilates instructor (PhysicalMind Institute) and has been instrumental in bridging the gap between fitness and Pilates. Kahn has seen the evolution of the fitness industry from the inside. As a Master Trainer for Reebok University, June saw the changes occur from floor aerobics to Step aerobics (with hand weights no less—anyone remember Heavy Hands?), to Spinning, to Kickboxing to Functional training and then the shift to Core training. Quite a metamorphosis the industry has undergone! It wasn’t until Functional and Core training came into focus that... Continue ...

Posted on August 18, 2009 By

Pilates Transformation Package

Pilates Transformation Package

Introducing the Transformation Package . . . sell more sessions, make it affordable for clients. Where there is struggle, there is also opportunity.  Today’s economic climate leaves many studio owners struggling with their businesses and many clients and potential clients struggling with their fitness programs. Unique challenges call for unique strategies yet we can seize the moment! Here’s a new idea that may turn your world upside down. Have you ever considered offering all of your different classes for one price?  For example, a reformer class would be the same price as a mat, same price as a chair or tower class.  What about tying this class idea into a program that offers a complete solution to clients struggling... Continue ...

Posted on August 13, 2009 By

Pilates and Rolfing

Pilates and Rolfing

Pilates and Rolfing are made for one another. They can interact synergistically to create profound change in the body and mind – in how we relate to ourselves and how we relate to the world around us. They both speak to many of the same aspects of living an embodied life: breath, strength, freedom, coordination, intention, and awareness to name a few. In the hands of a skilled Rolfer™, Pilates clients can deepen their understanding of the possibilities of the form and of their own bodies. What is Rolfing? As with Pilates, there are many misconceptions out there about what the work really is (“You know, Pilates, that super-intense ab workout on medieval torture machines.”) Despite what you may have heard, Rolfing is... Continue ...

Posted on August 4, 2009 By