4 ways to relax tight muscles

4 ways to relax tight muscles

We all get a little bit tight from time to time.   There are different reasons for muscle tightness, so if simply stretching isn’t working it might help to try another option.    Here are 4 things that can help your muscles relax and stretch a little easier:...
3 things you can do right now to align your spine

3 things you can do right now to align your spine

Ah, posture. That annoying thing that seems to just never be good enough. Pilates helps, but guess what? You could almost be doing Pilates if you did these 3 things all day!   They are not Pilates exercises, just alignment principles that help keep your pelvis in...
3 Postures That Can Lead To Back Pain

3 Postures That Can Lead To Back Pain

There are many things we do with our bodies that we repeat over and over again, day in and day out, without even realizing it.   There are three postures that might seem easy and more comfortable at the time but they actually put stress on the body and cause...
How does the breath connect to the pelvic floor?

How does the breath connect to the pelvic floor?

There are many of us out there with pelvic floor issues. Clients may or may not share the details of the state of their pelvic floor with you but you can get an idea of what’s happening down there for them by…. …watching how they breathe.   If you...
Your HOME Pilates Practice

Your HOME Pilates Practice

I always encourage my Pilates clients, (especially my most beginner clients) to take home a few very simple (but not necessarily easy) exercises and work on them each day at home. Practicing Pilates at home really helps students increase body awareness on their own,...
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...