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Why do I get Cramps during Pilates?

November 28, 2017 | Comments Off on Why do I get Cramps during Pilates?

This question has boggled the minds of many trainers as cramps affect everyone differently. I usually respond by asking “Have you been drinking enough water lately?” Often the response is “Oh yeah, but I should be drinking more I suppose…” or the classic “I used to drink a lot of water, but lately I’ve stopped…

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Pilates – We got your Back

September 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Pilates – We got your Back

Many people suffer with back pain, having been diagnosed with various common issues affecting the back, such as: bulging disc, slipped disc, disc degeneration, osteoporosis, nerve damage, arthritis, pain from the lower back radiating down into the buttock region … and so on. Regardless of how it happens or how it feels, at one time…

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Why Pilates? 1: Breathing

June 20, 2017 |

To Improve Breathing We breathe to stay alive. We provide the body with oxygen in order to survive, go about our day, and to LIVE. In order to practice Pilates, breathing becomes a very important portion of the exercise.  In such a Pilates class it is, therefore, important to breathe effectively and efficiently to get…

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30 Second Fixes for Tight Hip Flexors

March 13, 2017 | Comments Off on 30 Second Fixes for Tight Hip Flexors

From Yuri Elkaim If you spend much time sitting, chances are you have tight hip flexors. When you hold your body in a “flexed” position — with your body bent at the hips to sit — those muscles can get really tight, paving the way for all kinds of issues. I have a 30-second fix that…

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