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    5 compelling reasons I chose Pilates Teacher Training at Body Harmonics

5 compelling reasons I chose Pilates Teacher Training at Body Harmonics

It’s been 9 years since I began my journey with Body Harmonics. Every day I’m so grateful I chose to complete my Pilates Teacher Training here.

I wish I could say that I did a ton of research before delving into Body Harmonics and embarking on my Pilates career, but I can’t. It was a […]

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    Pilates group classes vs. one-on-one sessions – what’s the difference?

Pilates group classes vs. one-on-one sessions – what’s the difference?

At Body Harmonics we work with clients one-on-one and in group classes. We have more than 1,100 visits per week at our studios and both our classes and one-on-one sessions are equally popular. Some clients have a preference between one method of training and other clients do both.

Although there are similarities, in the equipment […]

How Body Harmonics Pilates studio owner works out

I am often asked how much time I spend on physical exercise–Pilates and other types of workouts. To the layperson it would seem like I spend about five minutes a month. The true answer is, many hours, seven days each week. I “do” two types of exercise: Pilates and walking.

I don’t have an exercise […]

Abs, Hips & Thighs Pilates Class Plan

Abs, Hips & Thighs is a favourite Mat Pilates class at Body Harmonics. It’s a great way to feel every inch of your midriff, hips and legs from every angle and every direction. In this class, we draw on our Pilates Mat repertoire and Vertical repertoire to help sculpt and contour the waist, hips […]

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    Sean Canflield – Contractor, Golfer, Father, Business Owner, Pilates Lover?

Sean Canflield – Contractor, Golfer, Father, Business Owner, Pilates Lover?

It’s 7am on Friday morning, I’ve driven in from Burlington to see my client Sean Canfield as we’re trying out this new time slot to see how it works. In walks Sean, half of his coffee still sits in his truck as he didn’t have a chance to finish it. He looks at me […]

Improving coordination between spine and hips

Improving coordination between spine and hips

Have you ever curled forward and been asked to stay “long” in the spine? This isn’t something your instructor just made up, there’s actually a theory behind it.

S. Piret and M. M. Béziers developed a system of Motor Coordination that has been studied and practiced by movement experts world-wide. […]

Surprising Symptoms of Inflammation You Didn’t Know About

You might think inflammation is only about pain. But inflammation is actually the culprit behind many different health concerns such as depression, digestive discomfort, fertility issues and even auto-immune diseases.

Once, after moving to a new home, my wrist started to throb. Soon after, I ate some food I wasn’t supposed to eat, and the […]

Ask the expert: Piriformis Syndrome

Q: I am a Pilates instructor in Australia and seem to be suffering from Piriformis Syndrome. I taught 6 classes last week, 2 more than usual and am wondering if too much side leg series work, bridges etc could cause this? I’ve been doing the usual stretches and rolling to relieve it but wondering […]

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    Keep It Simple To Build Competence and Confidence – a Recap of the Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics

Keep It Simple To Build Competence and Confidence – a Recap of the Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics

On September 8th Body Harmonics hosted its first Teacher Training Open House in Toronto—a chance to meet teacher trainers, learn more about the teacher training program, even take classes and get up close and personal with Margot McKinnon, founder of Body Harmonics and Director of Body Harmonics Teacher Training.

The “Who’s Who” of Who Attended

We […]

Pilates Mat Class for Power & Ease in Shoulders

Millions of people suffer from neck and shoulder tension. It can build up from poor posture, excessive sitting, overuse, and general stress and anxiety. Treatments for neck and shoulder tension can include manual therapies like massage or chiropractic. I love addressing this annoying and often chronic issue through effective movement.

How do I do this?

I […]

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