Discovering Your Pilates Style: The Difference Between Contemporary and Classical

Hello, Pilates enthusiasts! Cheryl Alden here, a physical therapist and passionate Pilates instructor. Today, I’m excited to tackle a question that arises frequently: Can you describe the difference between contemporary and classical Pilates, and how someone might choose which one to pursue? Let’s delve into this intriguing topic!Classical Pilates adheres closely to the original teachings of Joseph Pilates, without significant […]

Top 5 Pilates Exercises For Swimmers

Pilates for swimmers Core strength and swimming go hand in hand. A strong core is essential to maintain body alignment in the water and to support the strong arm and leg movement required for propulsion. Along with a strong core, swimmers require a mobile but strong and stable shoulder girdle. Check out my top 5 pilates based exercises for swimmers [...]

Top 5 Pilates Exercises For Runners

Increasing muscular endurance of the core and lower extremities is essential to maintain proper form with running. Traditional strength training focuses on larger muscle groups needed for running but often neglects the smaller endurance muscles (local stabilizers) that help stabilize the joints to help support the large muscle movement of carrying the body through space. A proper balance of strength, [...]

For The Love Of Exercise

On June 12th I competed in Eagleman 70.3 in Cambridge Maryland. The race consists of a 1.2 mile swim, a 56 mile bike ride followed by a 13.1 run. This is not the first time I have done a 70.3 but it was one of the most challenging due to the elements. The wind and heat during the race, mostly [...]

Getting Your Mojo Back

This past winter I was asked to take part in a team triathlon in Old Orchard Beach Maine with other members of a racing team I am on. I was to do the 56 mile bike and others were to do the 1.2 mile swim and 13.1 mile run. The team race was right up my alley as I had [...]

How Has Pilates Affected Your Life?

The next few posts will be from some of our clients. We thought it would be interesting to share some of their stories. Please feel free to share your own comments. We would like to hear your story! Pilates has become an integral part of my life. When I began, I was looking for a sustainable way to move my [...]

Achieving Confidence Through Failure

‘Why can’t I do this?’ ‘I should be able to do this!’ ‘This shouldn’t be so hard for me.’ ‘I didn’t think it was going to be so hard.’ These and more are common things we hear at the pilates studio on a regular basis with new clients as well as seasoned ones. No matter how many times I hear [...]

Group Training Vs. Private Training. Which Should You Choose?

There are definitely pros and cons to both group and private training. Whether you are new to exercise or are a seasoned fitness enthusiast wanting to change things up a bit, weighing your options is a good idea to find out what will help you to reach your goals. Group training: PROS: Group training is financially more affordable than private [...]

Reach For Your Goals – Ironman And Pilates

In 2006, I decided to do my first triathlon. I was training a guy who had been racing for years. It was something I had wanted to do for a while but seemed out of reach. I ran cross country in high school and through out college for fitness. I had biked relatively infrequently, mostly as a form of transportation [...]

Pregnancy And Pilates

I had been teaching pilates classes and courses for a couple years as well as other fitness classes when I became pregnant…..with twins. Surprisingly enough, the twin thing didn’t come as a huge shock. I have twin cousins, twin great uncles and my husband as twin cousins. So part of me was expecting it. I thankfully had a very uneventful [...]