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Walk-ilates Begins At Rhinebeck Pilates! by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 10 May 2009 10:01pm We are so excited to start the Hudson Valley's first ever Walk-ilates Class at Rhinebeck Pilates this summer!The first class will be at 5pm on June 1, 2009.More info and details are listed at the bottom of this post. This year I went to Ellie's Herman's Pilates Studio in Brooklyn, NY to obtain my Walk-ilates Certification. Ellie is a really fun ... Read on »
Pilates Exercise Programs for Chronic Back and Neck Pain by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Feb 2009 10:21am Considering the large number of clients I’ve seen with chronic back and neck pain, and the great results they’ve had from participating in Pilates programs with me, I strongly agree with the findings from this recent research article I read in SOAP notes from PT Products. Exercise Underutilized for Chronic Back and Neck Pain About th ... Read on »
Learning The Basic Pilates by Shilah C. Azib Posted Wed 24 Mar 2010 1:51am Most beginners will learn Pilates from a class instructor though there are some who prefer to learn by watching a video or DVD in the comfort of their own homes. There are also many books written on and about the Pilates method that others chose to use to be able to learn the method. When you take a class you not only have the benef ... Read on »
Weight Loss Happens When You Use Pilates by Shilah C. Azib Posted Tue 12 Jan 2010 12:14pm Many individual use Pilates to achieve a trim body, to gain better control over balance, and muscle strength. Boxers and dancers understand the connection between mind and body in order to achieve a body that is in sync with your ability to control movement. When your body is fit and trim; weight loss is a natural occurrence if you star ... Read on »
Jumpstart Your Pilates Teacher Training Program with Foundations 101 by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 Jan 2013 3:38pm Is it time for a career change?  Have you pondered the possibility of becoming a personal trainer, exercise educator or Pilates instructor? Are you currently in the health and wellness field, but want to enhance your skills and services? Jumpstart your goals with the Centerworks® Foundations 101 Workshop .  This 3-day workshop is designed ... Read on »
Return to Life and Other Pilates Resources – Recommendations for Books, DVD’s, and Apps to Grow Your Pilates Experti by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 2:22pm Wonderful questions I received this week about Joseph Pilates book Return to Life, and other Pilates Matwork book & DVD resources for Pilates teachers and students.  Keep reading this post to see the questions I’ve been asked, and my thoughts on the topic of publication quality, content, and the benefits of different Pilates exercise resource ... Read on »
Questions About Becoming a Pilates Teacher by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Aug 2008 7:15pm I recently had someone drop me a contact request for Pilates Teacher Training information and thought she had some great questions that might be helpful to post in my Centerworks Pilates blog.   Think I may turn this into a regular section and update & add posts with questions as they come in. It’s so important that students interested in m ... Read on »
Pilates and Chiropractic; Different means towards the same end...Optimum Spinal Alignment by Dr. Eben Davis Doctor of Chiropracty Posted Tue 23 Feb 2010 12:00am                                                                                              By: Joanna Hoch If you enjoy the way that your body feels after receiving an adjustment, chances are you have wondered what else you can be doing in your life to further beget that refreshing feeling of when your body is in proper ... Read on »
Pilates Training and Peripheral Atrophy by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 04 Aug 2008 7:15pm I recieved this question about Pilates training by email today, thought it relevant for a blog posting: Question:Is Pilates appropriate for someone with peripheral atrophy?Balancing is becoming more & more difficult so yoga is no longer an option. If appropriate, please tell me where I might find a certified teacher/instructor. Please advise. ... Read on »
How To Feel Sexy From The Inside Out With Pilates by Amber Z. Posted Thu 02 Aug 2012 12:26pm Note: This is a guest I wrote for , but knew you’d love the video and message as well. Amber is an International pilates and yoga instructor, professional dancer and founder of She specializes in crafting holistic lifestyle design programs based on mind, body and spirit balance. She’s offered retreats ... Read on »