Author: Stephanie Roberts

TRX Training Elevates Pilates

Pilates TRX Pike on Reformer

TRX Training – What it is

TRX training uses body weight and gravity in suspension as resistance to build strength, balance, coordination, flexibility, and joint stability.  It involves functional movements to increase overall core engagement.

TRX Method of Movement and Training Benefits

  • Suitable for all levels with appropriate exercises;
  • Progressions depend on… Read More »


Good Posture + Core Strength Increase Your Flexibility

Parakeet on Cadillac

Posture and strength effects the mobility of your joints and your flexibility over all.  Your larger peripheral muscles are not the only reason you are tight!

Joints, core strength and the length of your muscles effect your range of flexibility and mobility.

Skeletal or postural muscles facilitate bone and joint actions, which dictate range of… Read More »


The Anatomy of The Pilates Roll-Up

Reasons to love Ab Prep, Hip Rolls . Spinal Articulation

The Pilates Roll-up, part of the Intermediate repertoire, can challenge even the most experienced of clients.

The essential preparatory repertoire to this movement, builds the strength and flexibility needed to roll-up and aids in many daily functional movements…so good reason to work on yours, whether you achieve… Read More »


Advancing your Pilates Practice?

Long spine on Reformer

How Advancing Your Pilates Practice Is Brain-Building

Building the skills to advance your practice and maximize your movement potential IS the reason to love progressions within your Pilates practice!

Joy Puleo, Assistant Director of Balanced Body’s Continuing Education University addressed the question “Why do advanced work?”

In short, advancing your practice at any level is… Read More »


Tensegrity + Integrated Movement

Parakeet on Cadillac

Oppositional Energy for Balance and Tone

In Pilates, integration means that no one muscle is solely performing just one movement.   All of our muscles are working all of the time(whether we know it or not), says my mentor Shari Berkowitz who is a Bio-mechanical specialist and Pilates trainer of teachers.

The importance of muscular integration is to… Read More »