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You’re such a Tease….

The teaser is one of the hardest exercises in pilates. I wonder why I love it so much then? I’m usually the one you hear complaining in class when we’re ‘forced’ to do anything too challenging….(snake and twist, anyone?) But I do love it, and I was reminded again yesterday, as I lay down on … Continue reading

plink, plank, plunk

plink, plank, plunk

Ahhh, the dreaded push up position….or Plank, as we lovingly refer to it in Pilates. It comes in all different styles: knees up, knees down, elbows bent to the side or back, one arm, wide stance, side plank, and on and on and on… My trainer last week had me doing some combo-plank-push-up moves, and … Continue reading

Real Men do Pilates (revisited)

Perhaps the most popular quote from Joseph Pilates was this: “In 10 sessions, you will feel the difference. In 20, you will see the difference. And in 30, you’ll be on your way to having a whole new body.” Pilates Sports Center, in Los Angeles, California, decided to put a ‘regular Joe’ to the test … Continue reading

Don’t Put off for Tomorrow what you can do Today

Five Reasons to Start Pilates TODAY Pilates, as we’ve discussed many times before, is a method of exercise emphasizing controlled movement and breathing exercises. Developed over a century ago, it now holds more than ten million dedicated fans in the US. Pilates has also become a favorite pastime for a number of A-list celebrities. The … Continue reading