Why Warmup is Important

Why Warmup is Important

A funny thing happened the other day. I was teaching the osteoarticular (very specific joint) warmup, as I almost always do before anything, even Pilates….because of how much better all my clients feel after. I mean, they really do, and what makes me especially proud...
What is Myofascial Stretching?

What is Myofascial Stretching?

Myo=muscle  Fascial=fascia Fascia is the fibrous connective tissue that is just about everywhere in the body.  It surrounds every muscle muscle fiber, tendon, bone, blood vessel and nerve fiber in order to give the body its shape and  structure and connectivity....
POSTURE: Why it’s important

POSTURE: Why it’s important

I’ve been annoying my whole family lately by constantly correcting their posture.  I can’t help it, it’s what I do. I teach Pilates and ELDOA, and I can’t stand to see anyone I love compressing their spine!  Ouch! It doesn’t just make you look better, it’s...
Does Pilates Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

Does Pilates Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

Have you ever heard someone talking about how Pilates can “lengthen” muscles? Ive seen many a body transform with Pilates. And while I know that its impossible for muscles to actually lengthen, I get it why some people say that. Unlike many Pilates...
3 Tips for New Pilates Teachers

3 Tips for New Pilates Teachers

If learning to do the Pilates method is like mastering a foreign language, then learning to teach Pilates my seem even harder! With learning to teach you have the added pressure of having to pass a test, people watching and possibly critiquing your teaching skills,...