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Member Spotlight: What do you wish more people knew about Pilates?


I wish that people knew that the Pilates method is an excellent tool to use for individuals with neurological conditions such as MS, Parkinson's and stroke. I have been a fitness trainer for over 30 years and a Pilates practitioner...

 

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Member Spotlight: What do you wish more people knew about Pilates?


What I wish more people knew about Pilates is that each apparatus is a specific tool to help with a specific issue in a specific situation. Joseph Pilates invented his apparatus with specific students in mind...

 

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Member Spotlight: What is your biggest Pilates accomplishment?


My biggest Pilates achievement is becoming a PMA Certified Pilates Teacher at age 60. They say that 50 is the new 40, but this wasn’t the case for me! When I turned 50, I began to notice signs of aging; stiffness, less flexibility, more...

 

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Member Spotlight: What is your favorite Pilates exercise to teach?


My favorite to teach is Boomerang! I love that Boomerang is a combination and a progression of the many fundamental exercises choreographed into a flow: roll-up and roll-over with the inversion and criss-crossing of the legs, teaser, rowing, spine s

 

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Member Spotlight: Why did you choose to study to become a Pilates teacher?


I chose to study to become a Pilates teacher when I understood, through ballet instruction at 21 years of age, that I could articulate my joints and use my myofascial system in so many more ways than I had throughout my youth...

 

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Member Spotlight: Why did you fall in love with the Pilates Method?


Some people think in words, and others feel their way through movement experience. Life is created and meant to be filled with strength and awareness. Pilates gives us a platform from which to feel “alive"...

 

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Member Spotlight: How did you learn about the Pilates Method?


While I was working 70+ hour weeks as a Chef, I sustained a severe back injury, herniating two lumbar discs. In the hospital, I was put in traction and loaded up with IV Roboxin, then scheduled for spinal fusion surgery...

 

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