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 ...

SUPilates Instructor Workshops Scheduled

SUPilates Instructor Workshops Scheduled

Are you interested in teaching Pilates on the Stand Up Paddleboard? SUPilates Instructor workshops have been scheduled for the Summer and Fall of 2011! SUPilates Instructor workshops teach the basics of Pilates and SUP-appropriate matwork, along with the basics of paddleboard technique, guiding principles, and safety measures. Students will walk away with the knowledge of paddleboarding and the Pilates tools that will help them teach classes on their local waters. Beginner paddleboarders are welcome! Each SUPilates workshops are two days long. The first half of the first day is spent on the water, followed by Pilates work on land. The second day is spent completely on the water. Registration can be done online at www.SUPilates.com,... Continue ...

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 ...

Pilates and Yoga retreat with Aloha Wellness

Pilates and Yoga retreat with Aloha Wellness

Aloha, Please join us for an unforgettable President’s Day weekend Pilates and Yoga retreat with Aloha Wellness. Located on the Big Island of Hawai’i amidst a tropical garden and oceanfront paradise. Aloha Wellness Retreats offers a unique Pilates and Yoga experience in an oasis of beauty and tranquility. We offer you a chance to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy the beauty of luxurious natural surroundings. It is here that one can attain the complete balance of mind, body, and soul. For more information visit their website at www.alohawellnessretreats.com or via email info@alohawellnessretreats.com. Mahalo, Andy Sherwood and Bettina McCullough AKPC_IDS += "1905,"; Continue ...

Franklin Method® Workshop

Franklin Method® Workshop

At The Fitness Studio of Orlando we are offering the Pelvic Power for Core Integration Franklin Method® Workshop on Saturday, June 26, 11:30am – 2:30pm. The workshop will be taught by Gini Martinez and will cost $100. This workshop focuses on the application of imagery exercises to increase the balance, alignment and flexibility of the joints, ligaments, muscles and organs of the pelvis. All these systems need to interact dynamically to create power and balance in the core. This, in turn, will increase the safety of the lower back, knees and feet. Sacral balance is key to the alignment of the spine and legs. We will experience how the sacrum actually moves as a key to understanding proper cueing for Pilates, dance,... Continue ...

Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

It is that time of year again and we have the details on great Pilates gift ideas for the holidays. This year is a great time to give the gift that will last a lifetime…the gift of Pilates. There are options for everyone on your list. Toe Sox has fun Holiday Yoga/Pilates Sox with Grips that come in Red and White stripes. These would bring holiday cheer to your Studio! $15 STOTT PILATES® DVD Two-Packs Exclusive to STOTT PILATES, these DVD Two-Packs make the perfect gift for any Pilates enthusiast – whether beginner, advanced or somewhere in between. Titles include Pilates for Golf, Walking for Your Heart, Strong & Healthy Back, Pilates-Infused™ Yoga, Prenatal Pilates and Pilates on the Stability Ball™. $19.99 STOTT... Continue ...

Pilates Roundtable Conference Report Card

Pilates Roundtable Conference Report Card

It’s not often you get to have your very own Pilates fantasy.  If you could dream of an ideal Pilates Conference setup, I’m guessing a few of these ingredients would be part of the mix: An intimate setting with you, the master teacher trainer and five of your friends, throw in palm trees, free shuttles to fun nightlife, amazing restaurants and essential shopping, add a dash of non-stop educational opportunities with a combo of workout classes, lectures, open-minded ideas of the “ideal” and approaches to teaching.  Of course, you still have to deal with the freezing indoor AC in the meeting rooms as your brain intently attempts to savor every word that comes out of the presenter’s mouth. But what else would there... Continue ...

Pilates for Golfers manual for Pilates instructors

Pilates for Golfers manual for Pilates instructors

Pilates Digest releases the first in a series of specialized golf fitness programs for Pilates instructors.  The Pilates for Golfers manual is a step-by-step guide to identify and correct golf swing faults using the Pilates Method.  It is 140 pages filled with golf fitness information to assess your golf clients, identify their swing faults and detailed Pilates exercises for golf that will correct the swing faults. Pilates for Golfers is a program for Pilates professionals. Golf clients have different needs which are specific to their own swing faults and body issues.  As a trainer with golf-specific knowledge, you can help your golf clients improve their game while decreasing their risk of injury.  Additionally they... Continue ...

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 ...

Pilates Method Alliance News

Pilates Method Alliance News

Announcing Pilates Day® – May 2, 2009 Pilates Day was created by the PMA as a way to celebrate and raise the profile of Pilates and to bring the uninitiated into Pilates studios around the world. Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year. The Pilates Day mission is to further the public’s appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method through a multiplicity of events that are varied, innovative, and above all accessible and affordable for their communities. As a program of the Pilates Method Alliance, Pilates Day events are produced and hosted by PMA members. To host an event, members go to the Pilates Day website, www.PilatesDay.com, and fill... Continue ...

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