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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Pilates for Chronic Pain

Article Featured on Hope Instilled

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a method of exercise and physical movement designed to stretch, strengthen, and balance the body (7. An Exercise in Balance: The Pilates Phenomenon). It will stabilize and strengthen your core postural muscles supporting the spine. Pilates helps with alignment which helps relieve and prevent back pain. When doing Pilates, you gain greater control over the movement of your body through correct spinal and pelvic alignment, concentration on movement, and through proper breathing. 

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The Amazing Pilates Reformer

By Marguerite Ogle | Article Featured on Very Well Fit There is probably no piece of Pilates equipment more famous than the Pilates reformer—and for good reasons. The reformer makes a dramatic impression when you first see one, and an even more dramatic change in your body when you use it.

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Benefits of Pilates: Strength and Stability

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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Who was Joseph Pilates?

Article Featured on Pilates in the Grove

We know Pilates is a system of exercises using special apparatus, designed to improve physical strength, flexibility, posture, and enhance mental awareness. We know we can do Pilates on Mat or using the classic apparatus.We know that after each session we feel great. But how much do we know about the man who developed it?

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