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An Interview With Joseph Pilates

A DAY WITH JOSEPH PILATES

Joseph PilatesI asked to be photographed on one of his earliest inventions, the Bednasium, a sort of hospital bed that had springs attached to its metal-frame headboard. When I climbed onto the bed wearing trousers, shirt and tie, Joe stopped me. If I was going to exercise on his equipment I had to be in “trunks,” same as his Speedo-like briefs. I went into the changing area where I found a cardboard box containing a dozen black Jantzen briefs, chose a medium, then posed for a photograph meant for Buddy Bloodgood’s wall. I couldn’t possibly know that 50 years later this photo would be seen by thousands of people around the world.

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Inspiring Instructors

Once again Body Harmonics has rocked my world with the Post Rehab Protocol: Shoulder workshop earlier this month. After having a couple of weeks to digest the information, I find myself still with a breath of fresh idea’s in my own movements as well as inspiring cues and concepts for clients.

A Snapshot of my Shoulder workshop notebook

A Snapshot of my Shoulder workshop notebook

A few fun facts that really resonate with me (my body) and my instruction of classes and clients.

  1. Fingers are very important … not just for picking up your morning coffee!
  2. Move your body around your arm … why didn’t someone just say so?! I’m kidding that is part of this inspiration SIMPLE GOOD ideas
  3. Planks can be smart … still not fun maybe, but smart when done with a few fun twists, curves and ideas.
  4. Transfer of Force in the upper limbs … like a snake, all this and more we will share with you during your class and or sessions.

Thanks Body Harmonics for keeping us educated, inspired and inspiring!

One of my favourite quotes from the course: “Collar bones are like oars on a boat” Margot McKinnon

We shouldn’t laugh … right?

The insane things we do and of course there’s always that one person with a camera to catch the funny and painful moment! Did you spot the Reformer in the video of short clips? Just in case it’s not clear, please do not try this at home or at a gym.
We shouldn't laugh ... right?

Stretch it out!

As easy as it can be to finish a workout and just head home, hanging around for a good ten minutes to stretch can improve your quality of life greatly! By adding a little stretching in your day you can; improve posture, increase circulation, reduce pain and increase range of motion! Always start off your workout with five to ten minutes of dynamic stretching (moving) to increase blood flow and reduce the risk of injury. Finish with ten minutes of static stretching. If you’re working a specific muscle group, focus your stretching on that muscle group, ex leg day = quad stretch.

Here’s some examples of dynamic and static stretches!dynamicstretching1 Dynamic    

staticstretchStatic

Exercise more or select your food with wisdom?

On the surface our studio sells exercise, what we promote is a healthy lifestyle This includes balance, quality of life and the ever important and often frustrating, nutrition.

Click on the picture below to read an interesting article from the New York Times by Todd Heisler entitled “To Lose Weight, Eating is Far More Important Then Exercising More.”

New York TImes