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The Spine in Pilates

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old. If it is completely flexible at 60, you are young. - Joseph H. Pilates   Our spine connects to our entire body. This includes our nervous system, the brain, our limbs, the intrinsic core and our organs. Our...

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Cue: Hug your midline!

Thank you Allie Castello for writing this piece. Hug the midline is a cue many teachers use and clients hear on a regular basis. But what does it actually mean?  To understand this cue, we first must back up and understand what a cue is and why we use it. Cues are...

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Taking a Tower Pilates Class

Tower is Pilates most popular class. It offers a very work-out experience, one which our society has come to know as “Oh I got a good workout” because in Tower class, you move every part of your body. Students love it because it is well balanced, and has the feel of...

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The Box as a movement cue

“The Box” is a Pilates term referring to the box frame made by your Shoulders and Hips. Think about it, the hip bones and the shoulder points do form a box! When beginning any exercise you want to strive to engage the abdominals pay attention that this Pilates "Box"...

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Tone Body in Pilates

TONE BODY IN PILATES What does having a tone body in Pilates mean? How do we get you there? One of the main requests we receive from clients is Can you tone me up?  Or, I want to increase the tone of my body. So we started talking about it in the studio in the past...

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History of Joseph Pilates

HISTORY OF JOSEPH PILATES Joseph Pilates was born in a small village near Düsseldorf, Germany in 1883. His father was a prize winning gymnast and his mother was a naturopath. He achieved some success as a boxer, a gymnast, a skier and a diver. During World War I, he...

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Pre-Natal Pilates

PRENATAL PILATES We are happy to announce an exciting new program coming to the Pilates Center of Pittsburgh: “Prepare the Body™” and “Repair the Body™”a specialization in prenatal and post-natal body work. Based on conversations with the teachers at the studio and...

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Pilates Day Pittsburgh
Sunday, May 19 | 8:30am – 12pm