The Link Between the Mind and Body

The Link Between the Mind and Body

It’s something you do every day, every minute, every second yet you wouldn’t give it a thought unless you couldn’t do it and then it would quickly become an issue. What is it? It’s breathing. Without it we die, with it we live and we can enhance our entire being by our awareness of it. It’s interesting to watch people breathe. As Pilates instructors we are keyed into it not only for ourselves but for our clients. We watch them and ask them to be aware of their breath because it will facilitate their ability to exercise and to maximize their exercise experience. It’s amazing how utterly unaware people are of their breath. When a new client comes to you, it’s a good bet that one of the first... Continue ...

Posted on April 22, 2008 By

The Training of a Pilates Instructor

The Training of a Pilates Instructor

There are many organizations that are training Pilates instructors, with more developing all the time, but how do we know if they are reputable and have a good quality training program. Organizations are usually referred to as Classical Pilates or Contemporary Pilates. Classical Pilates teaches exactly the way Joseph did. Contemporary Pilates is based on Joseph’s teachings, but has also researched what we have learned about our body over the years and applies the principles of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology. STOTT PILATES ® began their first original Studio in Toronto in 1988. Moira Merrithew and Lindsey Merrithew began to manufacture professional Pilates equipment in 1993, with their education program following... Continue ...

Posted on March 1, 2008 By