Organizing Your Body to Move

Human movement is hugely varied and complex. We use our bodies in myriad ways in every aspect of life, sport, dance and fitness. Beneath all this great variety of activities exists a set of organizational principles that are innate and unchanging. They are inherent to how we, as bipedal creatures, move. When these principles […]

Hypermobility – How to handle it?

Many of our clients come Pilates to increase their flexibility. Some of them struggle to touch their toes with straight legs, while others work hard to stretch their shoulders. But how do you handle the ones who fight just to hold themselves in place? Can they also benefit from the wonders of this fantastic […]

Want to turn on your glutes?

“I can’t get my glutes to fire on this side” is a common complaint from my clients. Living in a society where we tend to spend a lot of time sitting, I’m not surprised.

When the glutes don’t contract well, our hamstrings (those big bullies!) tend to overwork and that makes them feel tight.

Isolating the […]

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    My transition from corporate to Pilates: What the hell was I thinking?

My transition from corporate to Pilates: What the hell was I thinking?

I was 39 years old. A wife, mom of two amazing daughters, a successful television Producer/Director and I was still looking for more?

Yup.

It was time. Time to legitimize my passion for Pilates.

Body Harmonics didn’t just help me to train to become an instructor, my mentors taught me how to teach from my heart. Before […]

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    7 signs you’re suffering from neck & shoulder tension and what to do about it

7 signs you’re suffering from neck & shoulder tension and what to do about it

The Rotator Cuff: It’s Good Stuff! Exercises Have you ever seen someone grimacing, rubbing their neck and talking about how they need to get in for a massage? Neck and shoulder tension is everywhere. Below is an executive summary of what causes neck tension and a couple of simple strategies to work your way out […]

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    2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!

2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!

Body Harmonics has been part of The Yoga Conference and Show pretty much since the beginning. We’ve always loved it! But this year we really had a ball—literally!

I hadn’t been at the conference for a few years for one reason or another, so it was exciting for me to attend again. I loved meeting […]

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    8 compelling reasons to attend the 2017 Yoga Conference & Show

8 compelling reasons to attend the 2017 Yoga Conference & Show

Body Harmonics has been part of The Yoga Conference and Show for several years now and we are thrilled to be back. We love this event because of the upbeat energy and chance to meet so many people from the yoga world and beyond.

This year we have an expanded presence at the show. In […]

Postural analysis – what to watch for

As movement experts, our job is to help our clients to move better, live longer and be healthier. Therefore, we are always concerned with investigating the quality of movement and understanding how our client’s body moves.

But what about when the body is not moving? Isn’t the static posture as important as the dynamic movement […]

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    Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success

Finding YOUR client’s fit — their “recipe” for health success

Client retention is the cornerstone of any successful fitness expert’s career — this is true whether you teach group exercise or do one-on-one training. Acquiring a group exercise participant or individual client and keeping that person are two different things. Retention necessitates that every individual feel — in some way — successful. Success requires […]

15 min morning wake up sequence on Pilates Cadillac

People think that because I’m a Pilates instructor, I spend my days from morning till night working out. Wrong. Although I demonstrate things here and there, I actually spend most of my time watching my clients to make sure they’re moving well.

I love taking the time to work my own body. It makes me […]