How to feel youthful and alive with Pilates

By Candy Kinsey “You’re as old as your spine” – Joseph Pilates The symptoms of ageing are identical to the symptoms of inflexibility. In order to look and feel youthful and alive, you must feel strong, alert, and “juiced” in your body. I love the word “juiced”. It’s the way my back feels after Pilates. It’s the way my joints …

8 possible causes of undiagnosed back pain and how Pilates can help

By Marcia Teperman Many people come to Pilates as a way to increase core strength and treat back pain. Even our GPs tell us to strengthen our abdominal muscles as part of a core strength program. We know that our abdominals help to support the spine but with all the buzz about the core, many people are performing high level …

Pilates and weight loss

by Jo Holececk A combination of Pilates and aerobic activities such as cycling, walking and running can help you lose weight and make you look and feel great. Pilates as a form of moderate resistance training will increase muscle mass and therefore increase metabolism both during exercise and while at rest. This means you will be burning more calories during …

What do you need to know when starting Pilates

By Marcia Teperman The Pilates Method is an education in body awareness and is designed to empower you with the tools for taking care of yourself. Autonomy and commitment will help you achieve the best results whether you are attending a mat class, a studio session on apparatus or doing 5-10 minutes of Pilates exercises at home. The best way …

How Pilates can bring more happiness and wellbeing to your life

By Marcia Teperman Joseph H. Pilates used to say: Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness. In a letter to his clients, back in 1939 he wrote: “The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.” Joe Pilates  the creator of “Contrology” known today as the Pilates method, was a man on a mission …

The truth about Pilates and Core Strength (Part II)

Most clients that come to Pilates mention increased core strength as one of their main goals. They have been told that core strength will help them with undiagnosed back pain.   In this second article of the series “The truth about Pilates ” I will discuss the ways in which Pilates improves core strength. I feel that this topic is …

Pilates can help manage arthritis

Arthritis can limit your physical activity. Pain, stiff joints, weakness in joints and poor balance are all made worse with inactivity, however staying active can be a challenge. Research shows that moderate activity or exercise can improve many arthritis symptoms and help manage disease progression. Pilates offers strength, mobility and release exercises to help manage your arthritis and your health. …

The truth about Pilates (Part I) – Is Core Strength the main benefit?

Over the 12 years that I have been teaching Pilates, the buzz word most often associated to Pilates is core strength. So when a new client comes through the door with back pain, after giving birth, with general weakness or postural problems, they tell me they were recommended Pilates to strengthen their core muscles.   The truth is, Pilates will strengthen your …