How Can I Improve My Balance So I Won’t Fall?  

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One thing that seems to be on everyone’s list is improving balance. Whether it’s due to a physical condition, weakness from a surgery or illness, or aging–unsteady balance affects one’s activities of daily living. Did you know that falling is the leading cause of injury-related mortality among Arizona residents 65 years and old in 2014? Falling is the leading reason for emergency room visits for those ages 45-64. Those are scary statistics! Falls can be prevented through modifications ...

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Pilates for the Older Adult – You CAN Age Gracefully!

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large_REFORMER-21Growing old does not have to mean giving up an active lifestyle. Whether it’s your weekly golf game or tennis league or playing with your grandchildren, Pilates can help keep the body supple, strong, maintaining good balance and posture. Pilates focuses on controlled breathing and quality of movement. Unlike conventional workouts that emphasize quantity of repetitions with heavy weights that work the extremities (arms ...

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Pilates Exercise Focus on The Swan

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Swan on Cadillac

The Swan is one of my favorite Pilates exercises and one that can be performed on almost all of the apparatus. An “extension” exercise, it is referred to as the Swan Dive (on the mat) and variations include a rocking swan, a simple Press Up, and Swan Dive Prep. The muscle focus is on the spinal extensiors that run ...

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Pilates after Breast Cancer Reconstruction

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As Octimageober has become known as breast cancer awareness month, I thought I would share some information on the benefits of Pilates for breast cancer survivors.

Why Pilates for Breast Cancer?”Contrology”, AKA Pilates was first developed by Joseph Pilates to help injured soldiers “Return to Life” by strengthening their muscles, improving their flexibility and regaining their previous vigor. One of his first proteges in New York was Eve Gentry. She had undergone a ...

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The Benefits of Ballet Barre Inspired Training

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Image courtesy of ToeSoxAre you looking for a fun, fast paced class that works your total body without feeling beat up afterwards? My solution is ballet barre based training. It is the fusion of ballet movements with Pilates-based core exercises.
The principles of ballet barre training can benefit every exerciser, but can seem intimidating. I took my first ballet class at age 13 because I was clumsy and my mom thought it ...

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Question of the Month: How Often Should I Do Pilates?

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This question comes up frequently from new and returning clients. My answer: “It depends”. What is the client’s fitness level, goals, available time, commitment and budget? If you are looking to increase strength and flexibility, once a week is not going to make much of an impact. In order to improve muscle memory and motor control (since Joseph Pilates’ original name for the exercise system was Contrology, after all) ...

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Summer Golf Conditioning with Pilates

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First Tee at Wolf Creek

Looking to shave a few strokes off of your golf game? The hot summer months are a great time to focus on improving your golf game in air-conditioned comfort. The perfect golf swing requires balance, stability, flexibility and power – all in a split second. BellaBody Pilates’ “Pilates For Golf” conditioning program combines the best of the Pilates method with ...

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Pilates and Animals

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Animals and Pilates

Joseph Pilates loved watching animals in zoos and was captivated by their naturally graceful and efficient movements. In Joseph Pilates’ book, Return to Life Through Contrology (aka Pilates) “Your body will be as supple as a cat”. Top photo illustrates the Cat Stretch that flexes and extends the spine while engaging the core. I like to visualize the deep abdominal scoop and big arching back like an angry cat. The ...

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Free Pilates for Buff Bones Class in Phoenix, Arizona

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Yang Style Tai Chi helps with balance

May is National Osteoporosis Month

Monday, May 18th at 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Free Introduction to Tai Chi and Pilates for Buff Bones® Class with a brief discussion on osteoporosis and falling, followed by a light healthy bone-smart snack.

Hosted by Deborah Lavinsky, PMA®-CPT and Kathy Lucia

Reservations are required!

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