Why Swimmers Should Do Pilates

By Laura Thornton | Featured on USMS

Pilates can help swimmers develop a stronger, more efficient stroke

Have you ever found yourself swimming diagonally, on a collision course with the lane line? If so, you’re not alone. This wayward swimming might just mean the balance of your stroke is a little off. Practicing Pilates can get you back on course, says Lisa Reynolds, director of Mind Body Programs at East Bank Club in Chicago and a certified Pilates instructor.

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What to Expect on Your First Time on a Pilates Reformer

Article Featured on Pilates Anytime

For a beginner, a Pilates Reformer can appear more foe than friend. With long, wily straps, a large frame and moving platform, there’s good reason for the trope that this particular Pilates apparatus looks like a medieval torture device. But there’s no reason to fear the Reformer, especially if you know what to expect before your first attempt at Footwork or Knee Stretches. You, too, can master (or at least, control) the Reformer and other Pilates apparatus with a little help and a little practice.

Here’s what to expect your first time on a Reformer for Pilates at home or in the studio:

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The Benefits of Pilates to Your Overall Health

By Camille LeFevre | Article Featured on Next Avenue

Tiza Riley’s client has spinal stenosis, severe osteoporosis and a rotator cuff injury that was never repaired. Still, at 82, her client has never felt better. She does Pilates (pronounced pih-LA-tays), the increasingly popular exercise system for women and men.

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Learn Pilates and Stop Working Out in One Direction

Article Featured on Verywellfit | By Alycea Ungaro, PT, MS

If you are a cardio junkie or a single activity gym goer you will want the information in this article. Your body needs and deserves a workout that trains all of its possible movement patterns in what is called multi-planar exercise. Pilates is very likely your cardio antidote.

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7 Things You Shouldn't Do in Your Pilates Reformer Class

By Alycea Ungaro, PT, MS | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Among Pilates lovers, Reformer classes are all the rage. As with any group training experience there are protocols that should be observed in order to ensure the safest and most effective workout. For a Reformer class, the specific dos and don’ts will only advance your own results.

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Understanding Pilates as a Complete System

By Alycea Ungaro, PT, MS | Article Featured on Verywellfit

Have you done pilates? If so, what kind? Was it a group class? Did you do the mat, reformer, or some other apparatus entirely? Although Pilates is everywhere these days, many of the parts have gone missing. And unless you’ve done it all and done it in a carefully constructed workout, you’re missing out on the most important identifying element of the method: the idea and practice of pilates as a complete system.

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Pilates and Exercise for Osteoporosis

Article By Marguerite Ogle | Featured on VeryWell

Exercise for osteoporosis is a confusing subject. There are exercises for prevention, exercises for rehab, and safety concerns for exercise if you have osteoporosis. Pilates is a form of exercise that is often mentioned with regard to osteoporosis. But in Pilates, there are definite parameters as far as what exercises are appropriate for osteoporosis.

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10 Best Benefits of Pilates Exercise

By Marguerite Ogle | Article Featured on VeryWell

There are far more than 10 reasons to do Pilates. For example, better sleep and better sex aren’t even on this list, but they could be. But start here and see what you think. Is Pilates right for you? If you already do Pilates, see if your favorite reason is here.

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How Pilates Exercises Can Ease Sciatic Pain

By Marguerite Ogle | Article Featured on VeryWellFit

An expert explains which exercises to do and which to avoid.

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Pilates for Scoliosis - Best Pilates Exercises for Scoliosis

Article Featured on Pilates Fit Cambridge

Having a ‘scoliosis’ means that part of your spine curves sideways.

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