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Our Pilates Training Recipe

The upcoming blog posts are going to describe and hopefully create intrigue around our Pilates Training Recipe. 

But first I’d like to open with a recap and a clarification for future consideration when reading upcoming blogs.

The purpose of our blogs is to share with our clients. It is to explore what goes on behind the scenes and how each person can get the most out of their time at the studio. As well, we hope to share with those who don’t know us by describing who we are, what we do and why we love teaching Pilates so much.

The greatest difficulty I’m running into while writing my blog articles is this:

The context that underpins every part of our studio is missing because we teach the person (or people) in front of us not the exercise, this is the context of our Pilates Training Recipe.

Practicing the Power of Now (Eckhart Tolle) with the person in front of us results in

outstanding moments

opens doors previously unknown to our clients (and us)

and gives meaning to each movement and exercise.

For example, we can have two different people with the “same” low back discomfort and pain. We help each person learn how to move in ways that feels energizing, efficient and pain free albeit differently. So different, in fact, that if the person (context) was removed and the two concepts were described back to back it would sound as though we are contradicting ourselves.

This leaves me with a wee bit of a conundrum given that the blogs speak about the exercise without the specific context of the person in front of us.

Over the next few months our blogs will be discussing how we put our Pilates Training Recipe together in order to give clients an opportunity to continue to get more out of every session or class they attend.

 

When reading the word recipe please picture a person in the kitchen embracing the process of creating a meal. The recipe is deeply ingrained, they don’t need to follow exactly, instead they begin, they taste, they adjust.

 

In other words our Pilates training recipe is abstract, offering us a platform to embrace the most important part of our training, you, the person (or people) in front of us.

 

Because here’s the thing.

You are a unicorn, unique, outstanding and full of surprises.

And Pilates is the “unicorn of fitness.”

The intention of our Pilates Training Recipe is to create an atmosphere that allows you to embrace where you are & how you are before trying to change, adapt or keep up.

#4U*AboutU

Register for Summer Classes!

It’s that time of year again! Summer classes will begin on Monday July 2. 

Summer 2018 AoF header

Summer Classes: Monday July 2 – Friday August 24, 2018
Monday classes (7 weeks), Tuesday – Friday classes (8 weeks)Classes cancelled Monday, August 6, 2018

If you’re a returning client and have already let your instructor know you’re coming back you’re already enrolled.  Otherwise you can enroll here.

Transitional Season Break: Monday August 27 – Friday September 7, 2018

Downloadable Printable Schedule 
Online Schedule

Cancellation Policy: Gentle reminder of our 8 hour cancellation policy for group classes and 24 hour cancellation policy for private sessions.  When we receive sufficient notice, you will receive a credit for your class or session.  Otherwise, the entire cost will be processed as if you were in attendance.

E-Transfer Payments: Please note that we do accept e-transfer payments to ‘steffipilates@me.com’

Rediscover the Miracle of Movement

..rediscover the miracle of movement so you can make it part of your daily routine..

Body Harmonics helps people rediscover the true meaning of Pilates and what it means to move with ease and strength..rediscover the miracle of movement so you can make it part of your daily routine. You’ll look better, feel better and have the power to do anything.

Body Harmonics is who educates and inspires is at the KW Art of Fitness through all of the certification courses and continuing education classes. The message that is in this video resonates deeply with us and we bring it back to Kitchener Waterloo to our clients.

Introducing the ART behind the Art of Fitness

At the Art of Fitness we continue to embrace our deep seeded belief that the fitness industry should be about the quality of ones life. This means exploring ways to create balance, being curious and taking the time with activities that are life-giving. To participate in this, one of our 2016 resolutions, is to share original designs by Stephanie for you to colour on a monthly basis.

Colouring page

Click the image to open printable jpg copy.

A great article in Huffington Post explains the stress combating benefits of colouring for adults, Huffington Post, Arts and Culture.

We have a limited supply of laser printed copies available at the studio for a small fee (payable at the studio). The printed copies available for sale are printed on either watercolour or regular paper. The regular paper print can be used for pencils, crayons or image transfer into your own art projects. These original designs are also available on our website for you to download for free. Printing your own copy lends itself to colouring with pencils or crayons however, image transfers will not work.

  • $10 watercolour print
  • $5 plain paper print

The psychologist Luis Rojas Marcos says in the preface that “coloring comforts us, gives us peace, and lets us enjoy ourselves — it even temporarily frees us from daily pressures… Although coloring a couple of hours does not eliminate all problems and worries, it takes us away and relieves us from the stress that overwhelms us.” By Elena Santos, Huffington Post