Make an Educated Choice in Pilates Training Part II

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Why choosing Pilates Training goes beyond Price Shopping

Some of you may have read my blog on Making an Educated Choice in Pilates Training. In the first blog, I explained there are different streams of Pilates. It is important to understand that not all Pilates studios teach the same method of Pilates nor do you get the same training in a gym or community centre.

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Is Something Missing in Your Pilates Training? Top Ten Reasons Why.

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Many of us have had the experience of finally figuring out something was missing from our training.

It goes something like this:
You have been practising Pilates 2 – 3 times a week and you decide to try out another studio. You may have heard good things about this studio and/or you may have the occasion to try Pilates while you are on vacation. You are excited to try a new class only to find the teacher expects to assess you ...

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Leg Length Difference: Is it Actual or a Muscle Imbalance?

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Is One of Your Legs Shorter than the Other?

Sometimes leg length difference is actual but often this is not the case. When we complete a Posture and Gait Analysis and Assessment, issues such as leg length difference become apparent.  We can confirm if there is an actual leg length difference or not. In many cases, we find an Apparent Leg Length Discrepancy.

Actual leg length difference must be measured lying on your back because lateral tilt or pelvic rotation will affect the measurement. The pelvis must be ...

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Scoliosis – How Pilates Helped Me, by our Guest Blogger: Georgia Katsabanis

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Where It All Began

I will never forget the day when I discovered an imbalance in my postural alignment that would significantly change my life. I was 14 at the time, out shopping with my mother for a dress to wear to my elementary school graduation. Excited to model the first dress I put on, I exited the change room in high spirits and looked at myself in the mirror. My mother, standing behind me to admire the dress, didn’t quite ...

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PROPRIOCEPTION DECEPTION: WHAT IS IT?

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As a Pilates Specialist in postural deviations (poor posture) and muscle imbalances, many of my clients feel they are not aligned when they have been directed to realign their position to correct alignment. Why do we feel “skew whiff” or not aligned when we are actually aligned correctly? This is what I refer to as proprioception deception.

What is Proprioception?

Proprioception, is the sense of knowing where a body part is in space and occurs without conscious thought. Proprioceptive abilities are often compromised when ...

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Experiencing Neck Pain in Pilates?

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Why You Should Look for a New Pilates Teacher

If I had one dollar for every time I heard a new client complain about their previous Pilates training causing neck pain, I would have a full piggy bank. The conversation usually goes like this:

  • “What stream of Pilates were you doing?”
    • Often the client will not have asked to see teacher certifications or they attempted to learn from a book or DVD.
  • “Did you complete medical forms and ...
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What is Pilates

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What is Pilates?

Studio Pacific SpiritFirst developed in the late 19th century, Pilates, pronounced Pi-laa-teez, is a method of physical conditioning comprised of over 500 exercises, performed on a mat or on specialized equipment. A challenging, precise and intelligent workout for the whole body, Pilates is effective for people of all ages and all activity levels. Pilates is recognized as a comprehensive system ...

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