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Podcast Episode 15 – Pilates and Lower Back Pain

So many people seek out Pilates to help with lower back pain. ***Make sure you see a medical professional to make sure you are cleared to exercise! If you’re not sure why your back hurts, don’t expect your Pilates teacher to figure that out. It’s not in our scope of practice.*** I outline spine anatomy, […]

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Podcast Episode 13 – Basic Exercises Are The Best Exercises

So many Fitness trainers, Pilates teachers, and yoga teachers believe that we need to do new and varied movements all the time. In fact, I’ve heard people complain about the basics, calling them boring and questioning their use and effectiveness. I’m a big believer in the power of basic exercises that strengthen us for the […]

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Podcast Episode 10 – Aussie Pilates Pioneer – Allan Menezes

I’m super excited about this interview! I’ve known Allan Menezes for about 30 years, and had clients who had great outcomes after working with him while they were working in Australia. [Note that my audio has some echo. It’s just when I speak. I apologize for that, and will fix it before my next interview.] […]

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Podcast Intro & Episode 1 – The Myth of Neutral Spine

My new podcast is here! You may have heard the phrase “neutral spine” in a Pilates or other exercise class, and I bet that neither you nor the trainer who said it understands what neutral spine means. There’s a reason for that…. The Pilates Goddess Podcast, Episode 1 – The Myth of Neutral Spine

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Deep Core Strength Shown to Prevent Back Pain

People Feel & Function Better When They Do Pilates We in Pilates have been talking about back pain and exercise for decades. And while a whole host of anecdotal evidence does point to the deep core strengthening of Pilates as a huge help in preventing and treating back pain, the scientific evidence has been scant. […]

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Why I Do Pilates

I realized today that I have been doing Pilates since 1986/7, which is a solid 30 years. Pilates feels like home to me. It is so familiar, but can be so different depending on whether I have a teacher and on how my body is doing. But in the end I can boil my love […]

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Breathing

Breathing in Pilates and everywhere else is crucial on many levels. Proper breathing helps everything! Breathing comes up a lot in the Pilates studio. In fact, one of the first exercises we teach new clients is the Hundred, which involves a whole lot of breathing in flexion. A while ago I taught a workshop on […]

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Review: Pelvic Clock Device for Back Pain

The Pelvic Clock® Device is brilliant for those of us with unstable pelvises and back pain. A few months ago I received an email from the folks behind what was to become my new favorite little exercise device, the Pelvic Clock®. And I did not answer right away. I thought, “This little gadget is small, expensive, […]