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The New Frontier of Exercise

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in News |

The New Frontier of Exercise

Being a Pilates teacher for 19 years plus, the classical technique I have honed throughout my career has blossomed into areas of discovery I never dreamt were possible. I can still remember observing professional dancers practicing their Pilates exercises as Romana Krazanowska tutored them. I was so impressed with their fluidness and accuracy with the transitions between each movement. It was mesmerizing and actually more of a performance than a workout session. Fast forward to 10 years later...

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Slapstick or Reality

Posted by on Jan 13, 2014 in News |

Slapstick or Reality

Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, even The Three Stooges are all great examples of old time slapstick humor. It was born from vaudeville and their skits brought laughter and entertainment to its viewers. I always felt a little sad to see someone get hurt, if only in jest. Perhaps I was only projecting some hidden agenda inside me to what I perceived on the TV screen. These programs were choreographed and rehearsed to look like situational pratfalls that made the actor look like a sorrowful...

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Alignment and performance

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in News |

Alignment and performance

Any activity, whether it is for competitive goals to be mastered, or simply, for pure recreational outlets, have one certain component in common…. And that is alignment of the spine. Why is that? Movement of our limbs in concert with the muscles can be simply walking briskly or shuffling along and kicking up leaves with our feet. The more concentration a person can bring to the memory within the muscles, the more accurate and efficient our movements can become. Having a daughter who...

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