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How to Prepare for a Pilates Class

If this is your first time taking a Pilates class you may feel a bit wary about the class, which is completely normal. But don't be afraid, we are here to give you some tips to help you prepare for a Pilates class so you can walk in with confidence. Pilates is an excellent total body workout that focuses on core strength, improving  balance and alignment, as well as posture. [...]

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May 5, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Why Pilates Is Good For Yogis

Pilates is an excellent total body workout, and when coupled with a Yoga practice, it has fantastic benefits not only on your practice but on your body, as well. Pilates is good for Yogis because it helps to strengthen the core, improve posture, stabilize and elongate the spine, as well as develop balance and overall strength. We are going to explore some ways in which Pilates benefits a Yogi, and your practice. Ultimately guiding [...]

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April 19, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Teacher Feature: Karen Roodman

Karen Roodman is one of the most wonderful souls you will ever come in contact with. She brings so much joy, happiness and laughter to our studio and we are so glad that she is a part of our community. Karen will greet you with open arms, a warm smile and a big hug, every time and loves to share her passion and knowledge with others. Karen has a long [...]

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April 2, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

How To Stay Healthy In Your Pilates Practice

Pilates, created by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, is excellent for strengthening your core, pelvis and posture. Pilates works to strengthen and tone while also increasing flexibility. Much like Yoga, Pilates is a great total body workout and compliments other practices like Yoga, while also having positive impacts on strength training and cardio exercises. Just like any other daily practice or workout it is important to stay healthy during your [...]

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March 26, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

How to Combine Yoga with Other Workouts

Whether you prefer running, lifting weights or really just getting your sweat on, blood rushing and heart pumping, there is a Yoga class for you. Yoga on its own is an excellent full body workout that helps to not only improve the overall health of your body but the health of your mind as well. When you have a healthy mind it is much easier to get your body to [...]

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March 23, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Foam Rolling for Yogis

We all have heard about the infamous foam roller, and by now you have hopefully given it a try.  If not, there are so many benefits to be had with even just a 10 min. daily session. Benefits of Foam Rolling Form of myofascial release Helps to loosen muscles Helps to increase blood flow to muscles Minimizes injuries by keeping muscles supple Increases flexibility [caption id="attachment_9161" align="aligncenter" width="3024"] Processed with [...]

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March 22, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

5 Reasons You Wouldn’t Take a Yoga Class and Why You Should

Everyone has their reservations when beginning a new journey.. It is completely normal and you are definitely not alone. This is extremely true when it comes to beginning, or finding your way back to your Yoga practice. You may have heard some reasons or even convinced yourself as to why you think you would not benefit from taking a Yoga class. Well, we are here to tell you that they [...]

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March 20, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

How Pilates Compliments a Yoga Practice

Yoga and Pilates differ in ways, yes, but as they say "good eyebrows are sisters, not twins". This is also true when is comes to Pilates and Yoga. Although they may not be twins they are most definitely sisters and greatly assist each other. Yoga and Pilates have many complimenting characteristics and Pilates has often been proven to enhance your Yoga practice. Pilates can be used alongside your Yoga practice [...]

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March 18, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Pilates Mat Work vs. Equipment

The Scoop  Newcomers to Pilates often ask the question “what is the difference between mat Pilates and Pilates on the equipment”.  Although both do a phenomenal job delivering core strength, muscular balance, mobility, and overall conditioning, exercises on the mat feel differently than those on the equipment -largely because of spring-loaded resistance and straps that assist or resist the body and diversify exercises. Mat Work On the mat, the body [...]

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January 22, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT

Pilates vs. Yoga

Although there are similarities between yoga and Pilates, they are really quite different. Both breath-focused exercise systems connect the mind to the body, yet each delivers these benefits among others, with contrasting methods.  The richness of yoga inspired visionary Joseph Pilates to develop an exercise method based on six founding principles honing in on the powerhouse or core muscles of the body. These principles including concentration, centering, precision, breath, and [...]

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January 15, 2019 BY omon_admin // 0 COMMENT