I talk a lot about osteoporosis and the importance of weight-bearing exercise. This past week, I read at least five news articles, from 4 different countries, that all said the same thing – osteoporosis is a public health crisis, and most people don’t know they have it until they break a weakened bone. According to […]
On this Memorial Day Weekend, I remember my Dad, and my Uncle Bob, both WWII veterans. I look at my Dad’s flag in it’s plain wooden case, and give thanks for the people who protect us. In honor of my 33rd year of teaching Pilates, enjoy 33% savings this Memorial Day weekend on the following […]
I was contacted a few months ago by the folks at Porch.com to contribute to an article about setting up a Pilates space at home. My question was, “How do you choose your best Pilates teacher?” The original article, which gives information on everything from home equipment to the Pilates principles and how to breathe […]
You can have the benefits of a face lift (without surgery) from Facial Magic exercises. Several years ago, while we were in the middle of our contracts at Parrot Cay, my husband started to play with my chin wattle. What started as a cutesy joke quickly escalated into a fight. Me: “Don’t play with my […]
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With osteoporosis, or low bone density, the thoracic vertebrae can crush fracture quite easily. This creates a painful hump in the upper back that never goes away. To avoid this fracture, we must teach our clients to avoid loaded thoracic flexion. Here, I explain why.
Clarity in Pilates Cues Sets You Up for Success Lately I am having a lot of discussions about language and Pilates cues. Pilates teachers are asking me how to cue the spine, and clients are sharing with me how confusing they often find other teacher’s cuing. Verbal Cues Should be Clear Communication is always best […]
The pandemic is widely responsible for many lifestyle changes over the last two years. Just as working from home has become more commonplace, virtual fitness has followed suit. We’ve all had to find ways to adapt to new restrictions, and even though access to facilities is now almost back to normal, many of those changes have […]