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 […]

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    Hanging series to integrate arms with torso: think like a monkey

Hanging series to integrate arms with torso: think like a monkey

Here’s a great way to work your upper body while having fun. This series integrates the arms with the torso and can help release tension in the upper body while building strength.

We’re using a Pilates Cadillac today, but you can do this in a gym or even at a playground.

Hanging series to integrate arms […]

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    What sold me on ELDOA and some unexpected surprises along the way

What sold me on ELDOA and some unexpected surprises along the way

My first introduction to ELDOA

A couple years ago I saw a flyer about ELDOA pass by the studio and didn’t think much of it. Soon after, I heard more and more about this special technique that apparently had amazing results. These days there are so many fads out there. I still wasn’t sold.

I decided […]

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    Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics – You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Teacher Training Event at Body Harmonics – You Don’t Want to Miss This!

Every year the Body Harmonics Pilates and Movement Teacher Training program grows. We’ve got a full Pilates Comprehensive Track, nearly 50 Continuing Education Workshops and three Specialist diploma programs. Our training is offered in Toronto, across Canada and now worldwide.

Maybe you’re interested in becoming a Pilates teacher and you’ve got some questions to clear […]

Pilates on the Road: Summer Workout with Ring

When you travel, it’s easy to come up with excuses to sit more and move less. Your body takes a toll and instead of having more energy during your vacation, you feel sore and spent.

After too many trips feeling like this, I came to realize it doesn’t take much to “work out on the […]

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    How you as a Pilates teacher should introduce yourself to a class

How you as a Pilates teacher should introduce yourself to a class

The start of the class sets the tone for your participants. This is one of the most important parts of a good class and unfortunately most people suck at it! When you deliver a great introduction, participants get a sense of who you are and what to expect from the class.

How do you introduce […]

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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 […]

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 […]

8 Secrets to effective email communication

Have you ever received an email that left you feeling uneasy all day long? Perhaps it was pushy, demanding, abrupt or so long you couldn’t bear reading it.

Research shows that 64% of emails in the workplace cause tension, confusion and negative consequences. Being in the health and fitness industry, that’s basically the opposite vibe […]

Three Great SI Joint Mobilization Exercises

SI joint pain is one major cause of back pain that can be caused from sports, impact, postural imbalances and even hormones from pregnancy. Most people only begin to pay attention to it when it starts to hurt.

There are many resources available online that explain the ins and outs of SI joints, their structure […]