Fit in my 40s: I hated Pilates the first time I tried it. Now I’ve had an epiphany

I was persuaded to try it again by a friend because of the way she looks – like a dancer, except not haughty.


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.


Pilates for Core Strength and Flexibility

Article Featured on Verywellfit

Pilates started out like many fitness trends, with many of us wondering if it would be around for the long-term.

With our focus on connecting the mind and body and building a strong core foundation, it’s not surprising that Pilates is not only still around, but growing each year. While Pilates is like yoga in many ways, it has a different focus and provides different results. If you haven’t tried it, learn more about what Pilates is and what it can do for you.


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:


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.


Better Balance In Movement & Life!

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Balance. A term that has been ruling my life lately, so I decided to make it my theme of the year. Balance not only means to be able to stand on one leg, it is so much more. 


Take Your Pilates Routine Outside

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

When you think of outdoor workouts, Pilates might not be at the top of your list, but maybe it should. Transferring your indoor mat or apparatus driven workout to the local park is easier than you think.


5 Ways Pilates Can Benefit Athletic Clients

by Nora St. John, MS | Article Featured on

Professional athletes of all kinds have discovered that adding Pilates to their training can improve performance, reduce injury, speed recovery and help their hardworking bodies stay balanced and healthy (Caple 2016; Knowlton 2016; Knowles 2016; Saxon 2016). For recreational athletes or simply athletic clients in general, Pilates can provide the same benefits professional athletes enjoy. A well-rounded program, particularly one offered in a fully equipped Pilates studio, can do wonders for athletic clients of almost any age, ability or sport. Let’s look more closely at the advantages.


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.


How to Heal From Diastasis Recti

By Ruben Castaneda and K. Aleisha Fetters | Article Featured on US News

MAINTAINING A STRONG core is important for both men and women. Keeping a healthy core is particularly challenging for women who’ve gone through a pregnancy and experienced diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation.