Pregnancy Resources for Pilates Instructors

Pregnancy Resources for Pilates Instructors

I found out I was pregnant with my first child one week before I began my Pilates Teacher Training Program. After consulting with my doctor and instructor, I decided that I would continue with the program while at the same time researching the effects of Pilates during pregnancy. I learned all about diastasis recti (it can’t be prevented, but it can be minimized), kegals and splinting. Some Pilates Instructors treated me like a porcelain doll, too fragile to be moved, and others adjusted my lessons so that we did every possible variety of arm and leg exercises possible without abdominal engagement. Three and a half years later, there are many more resources available for both instructors and pregnant woman. Jennifer Gianni,... Continue ...

Posted on December 30, 2010 By

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

There is much to be thankful for this year and I can’t believe we are full swing into the Holidays again! With all of the stress and uncertainty over the last few years, our greatest blessing is our health. You can give the gift of health in so many ways to all of the special people in your life this year with some of the following ideas: The best gift is the actual gift of Pilates…a Gift Certificate or package of sessions. Find your local Pilates Studio and give what everyone would enjoy and definitely benefit from! Water Bottles from Gaiam $3.99 and up Gaiam carries a wide selection of stainless steel and aluminum water bottles to help you hydrate responsibly. Each aluminum or steel water bottle can keep thousands... Continue ...

Posted on December 7, 2010 By