What is the Pilates Chair??

What exactly is the Pilates Chair?  The word chair often creates images of a senior workout geared for those with limitations, when in reality the Pilates equipment named the Chair is a versatile spring based piece of equipment that can be great for practicing fundamental Pilates concepts but can also challenge even the most seasoned professional athlete.

In this quick video Carey will introduce the chair and show you just a few examples of different exercises that can be done on this amazing piece of Pilates equipment.

Osteoporosis and Pilates Workshop

May Video of the Month

Osteoporosis and Pilates
Have you been diagnosed with Osteoporosis or Osteopenia?  Are you concerned about what type of exercise you should and should not be doing?  In this workshop we’ll talk about the type of movements and exercises that are recommended and not recommended for those with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
You’ll learn how you can use appropriate exercises and movements to strengthen your bones.  We’ll specifically talk about how Pilates can be a very effective health tool for those wanting to strengthen their bones and of course you’ll get to try out some safe effective Pilates exercises that are great to practice at home!
May 20th 6pm
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Stretch Anywhere and fight the perils of too much sitting

Do you sit a lot at work or at home?  Is your back hurting from sitting?

Mayo Clinic research has linked sitting for long periods of time with a number of health concerns, including obesity and metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that includes increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol levels. Too much sitting also seems to increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.  Sitting in front of the TV isn’t the only concern. Any extended sitting — such as behind a desk at work or behind the wheel — can be harmful. What’s more, spending a few hours a week at the gym or otherwise engaged in moderate or vigorous activity doesn’t seem to significantly offset the risk.

The solution seems to be less sitting and more moving overall.   Here is an exercise that you can do multiple times a day anywhere.

Couples Pilates: Check it out !!

Take a look at a workout for Couples Pilates.

This is something you can do at home and is a sneak peak of what is in store for our February Life Inspired Event!


If you hate crunches because they hurt your back, read this!

Do you remember someone sitting on your feet and you had to do crunches in gym class? Or maybe you took a fitness class where you were trying to do as many sit ups  or crunches as you could in a short amount of time?  It wasn’t any fun and hurt your back.  

The Pilates Roll Down works your abdominal muscles in a slow controlled movement that actually feels good as you are doing it. The movement is designed to strengthen your abdominal muscles and help you gain flexibility in the muscles of your back at the same time.  

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Balance and Strength Magic Circle Workout

This standing Magic Circle Workout will not only strengthen your body but will also help you work on your balance!  If you don’t have a magic circle at home we have some in the studio and VIP’s get $10 off if purchased in January.