How to Build a Sustainable Pilates Practice 

How to Build a Sustainable Pilates Practice 

“Thank you, Lesley. This is just so sustainable.” These words popped out of one of my favorite client’s mouths a few months ago, just before Christmas. It has stayed with me as that was the goal all along in opening up our studio 14 years ago. Here’s...

In Pilates, The Transition is the Exercise

“The transition is the exercise” popped out of my mouth one day in a session a few weeks ago.  It really got me thinking, and I began watching how people use their bodies and minds between sections of the class, both in terms of the groups of exercises and of course,...

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....

What is quality of breath in my practice?

The intrinsic core consists of the Diaphragm Transvesrus abdominals Posterior fibers of internal oblique Pelvic floor Multifidus (back muscles) and the Lumbar portions of longissimus and iliocastalis I share this breakdown of intrinsic core not to go deeper in the...

Improve circulation in your joints with Pilates

A joint is a movable body part in which adjacent bones are joined by ligaments and other fibrous tissues. A joint is constructed to allow for different degrees and types of movement. When your Pilates teacher gives you the cue, “Open up your hips, Open your...

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...