Neuromuscular Re-Education

This is a mighty big word for getting little-used muscles to work. I always ask my clients, “Can you feel that?” And, “Where?” I do this constantly because I often find that clients are not using the muscles I am hoping for in an exercise. For example, you can lift a straight leg backwards (behind […]

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Pilates and Breast Cancer

An Article by Naomi Aaronson Pilates is a gentle form of exercise that engages the mind, body, and spirit. The various Pilates exercises help develop muscular flexibility and strength while increasing me­tabolism and promoting lymphatic, respiratory, and circulatory func­tion. They improve balance and co­ordination and also help you relax and “get centered.” Pilates is able […]

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Contrology-Intelligent Exercise

Pilates is an intelligent exercise. It requires you to think about and feel the engagement of the muscles you are working. You try to coordinate your breathing with the movement, your brain with your body. Contrology is what Joseph Pilates called it. There is no whipping around using momentum as the force for the exercise. […]

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