Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

The best holiday gift is still the Gift of Health which can be given in many ways.   These days there are more creative ideas for fitness gifts than you can imagine.   Think about the people you love and how they would enjoy these fun, fitness ideas this holiday season!  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! At Home DVDs a great way to get someone started with Pilates! Pilates iPhone Case $25.00. This is a trendy, fun cover for your iPhone! Pilates Warrior Coffee Mug $15.00. A unique Pilates mug for those coffee junkies! Personalized Water Bottle for Ladies $16.95. A... Continue ...

Posted on November 20, 2011 By

Pilates for Chronic Low Back Pain

Pilates for Chronic Low Back Pain

As Pilates instructors, we have all encountered individuals who suffer from back pain. Back pain is ubiquitous – 8/10 people will experience it in their lifetime.   It has significant financial costs and is challenging for conventional healthcare to treat. Pilates is an excellent modality to combat back pain.  The slow pace of the exercises, the emphasis on proper breathing and the focus on alignment make Pilates a practice that is both therapeutic and strengthening in design. Pilates for Relief The routine presented is made up of Classic Pilates exercises with modifications as well as simple stretches.  They will not only help during an acute exacerbation but can also reduce the likelihood of the pain becoming a chronic... Continue ...

Posted on November 1, 2011 By