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Mini mat classes are great for those new to Pilates, short on time, stressed out or fasting. New mini class each Sunday.
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How to advance your Pilates practice to the next level.

When and how to advance your Pilates practice.   There is no set timeframe or number of completed classes for advancing your Pilates practice because everyone has a different starting point in terms of health, fitness level and general wellbeing.   With that...

How does Pilates improve your balance?

Correct imbalances to improve your balance.   Pilates helps to improve your balance by correcting imbalances. Imbalances are often the result of the overdeveloped muscles compensating for weak ones and/or tight muscles that limit the range of your joints and/or...

How to maintain your Pilates body as you age.

Change your lifestyle to change how your body ages.   We have the potential to live longer and healthier than ever before. It is completely possible to maintain your Pilates body despite your biology. However, it requires some mindfulness, discipline and time...

Four common misalignments and how to correct them.

Pilates can help you correct typical misalignments.  One of the benefits of Pilates is that it can help you correct common misalignments. If you’re trying to make the corrections on your own, start by identifying the parts that need to be realigned. Facing Front Stand...

Four ways to modify your Pilates practice for back pain.

How to modify your Pilates practice for back pain.   The latest research supports the benefits of exercise for overcoming back pain. Pilates can be particularly beneficial because it strengthens the core muscles needed to support your back and promotes balanced...

How to deepen your practice using the Pilates principles.

Use the Pilates principles to build your practice.   I’ve been introducing the Pilates principles at the start of my classes to help you develop body awareness, good form and a broader understanding of the practice. Keep the principles in mind as you move...

Six props to enhance your pilates practice.

Props improve form and increase the challenge.   If you're new to Pilates, props will offer support. I'll often add them into a class after I see how people move. Working in proper alignment is hard especially if your body has been conditioned for a particular...

How to start a Pilates practice and what to expect.

Build core strength and balance your body. The original method was developed by Joseph Pilates and has since evolved into many different styles referred to as modern or contemporary Pilates. Given the variety of styles being taught, it’s difficult to say exactly what...

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