“The Pilates Method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit.” Joseph Pilates said that. But what does he mean? Whole body conditioning is bigger than the musculoskeletal: yes, Pilates trains your body but it also trains your mind. Mind-body connection will improve your form, but it’s also a therapeutic mechanism. Mastering […]
“Pilates never gets easier.” It’s a powerful statement, and one with which you might immediately disagree: nevertheless, it is the truth*. *True, with conditions: let’s unpack it a bit. “Easy” is “not hard or difficult; requiring no great labour or effort”; something that is “not burdensome or oppressive”; and is “readily comprehended or mastered.” Pilates […]
Joseph Pilates said it best: “Contrology is not a fatiguing system of dull, boring, abhorred exercised repeated daily “ad-nauseam”.” When we commit to the practice of Pilates, we observe its principles translating into everyday life. Pilates is life.
“Modern mindfulness” is a booming industry: in this hyper-connected, 24-7, fast-paced world, there is an understanding that to live mindfully is to live with greater focus, relaxation and balance. We all want it! Unlike the practice of meditation, mindfulness is less about spirituality and more about concentration. In a nutshell, it’s about the ability to quiet […]
It might seem like an innocent enough question, and to those new to both disciplines, it could well appear that Yoga and Pilates are just branches of the same tree. While there are a number of similarities between the two, of course, there’s a whole lot more to it! We’ve broken it down into core […]
“Barre” is actually a kind of catch-all name for hundreds of ballet-derived programs available today, think: Booty Barre, Pure Barre, Barre 3, Figure 4, and of course PFI’s Barre Attack, Barre Physique, and Pregnancy & Post Natal Barre Attack.