The New Pilates ARC from Balanced Body aka “The Abdominal Killer Machine”

The New Pilates ARC from Balanced Body aka “The Abdominal Killer Machine”

At first sight this new toy looks like a high density foam roller that has some nice curves. After taking a class with Nora St John, Program Director for Balanced Body University at the most recent Pilates on Tour in Minneapolis, I love this thing! First of all it is so light (3.75 lbs.) you can pick it up with one hand. That feature is very different from my beautiful wood and upholstered and very heavy spine corrector that resides under my trap table. The price is nice too; $159 for the Pilates ARC vs. $310 for the heavier version. The asymmetrical design with a gentle curve on one side and a steeper curve on the other makes it more comfortable for different body types. The step is detachable therefore making spine extension... Continue ...

Posted on November 26, 2008 By

Pilatesstick

Pilatesstick

I first saw the Pilatesstick® in action at the Pilates Style Magazine’s 2007 conference in Ft. Lauderdale. This was the first conference that Charles Blount (inventor of the Pilates Stick) attended with the ‘Stick’, and he hoped it would prove to be a successful product launch. I’m not sure how many orders were placed for Pilatessticks that weekend, but Charles sold every ‘Stick’ he brought with him and took orders for many more, if the lines at his booth were any indication. It was actually one of my teachers who dragged me over to the Pilatesstick expo booth to try it out. She was trying to explain to me what it was on the way there, telling me that I could do most of the Cadillac work on it…... Continue ...

Posted on September 16, 2008 By

Interview with Lindsay and Moira Merrithew

Interview with Lindsay and Moira Merrithew

Lindsay and Moira Merrithew have been positively influencing the Pilates industry for over 20 years since founding STOTT PILATES®. Their passion and energy for this amazing form of exercise continues on a journey to make it more accessible and mainstream. They both agree that there is still a lot of awareness needed for Pilates. They have truly taken Pilates to all aspects of the community through their many programs. There are 210 STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainers, 55 Licensed Training Centers and 17,000 trained instructors world-wide. Not only have they created a Professional Series of DVDs, but they also have an At Home series included in their collection of over 120 titles. STOTT PILATES attends 35 trade shows each year,... Continue ...

Posted on July 23, 2008 By