5 Ways Pilates Can Benefit Athletic Clients

by Nora St. John, MS | Article Featured on Ideafit.com

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.

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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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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.

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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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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 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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How Stott Pilates Differs from Traditional Pilates

Article by Andrea Cespedes | Featured on LiveStrong

The Pilates method of exercise was developed in Germany in the early 20th century. There has been almost 100 years of research since the original technique was created, but Pilates purists believe that it should still be taught without variation or modification.

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