How to greet a new client in your Pilates class

When new clients come to our classes, it’s our job to make them feel welcome, comfortable and ready to get the most out of the experience.
There are a few key things we can do to help a new person, feeling some trepidation and discomfort, become a raving fan, wanting to come back again and […]

Help your Hamstrings

There are three hamstring muscles that literally hang from your sits bones to your lower leg bones. This group of muscles has a direct effect on hips and knees. Hamstrings are part of our core systems, help us walk more efficiently and are part of our superficial back myofascial line. When they’re working well, […]

Power Poses for Low-Stress and High-Confidence

I stumbled onto the TED Talk website a few months ago after reading about Amy Cuddy’s infamous TED Talk in Chatelaine. I ear-marked it to investigate later, got too busy to investigate it, lost the link, found the link and eventually and finally carved out the 20 minutes it takes to watch her video.

Since […]

Prenatal Pilates class plan on the mat

Maintaining a regular movement and exercise regime is an important key to a healthy pregnancy. Not only does it have physical benefits, but can also be a great way to connect to yourself, your pregnancy and your future baby.

Here’s a sample class plan that’s appropriate for most prenatal women.

Standing Warm Up

Rhythmic Body Rotations

Breathing w/ […]