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What + How Long Does It Take To Learn A New Exercise?

What does it take to learn a new exercise?

Whether you are new to Pilates, or a seasoned vet, everyone goes through the same process. In order to learn a new exercise, or sequence thereof, our body must build “muscle memory”, proprioception, strength, balance and coordination.

What is muscle memory?

Muscle memory is the result of repeated, practiced… Read More »


Every Step you take… Pelvic Listing Betters Your Balance

Pelvic Listing activates lateral hip muscles stabilizing the pelvis, improving balance, avoids knee pain and injury.

Hip Muscle Activation Improves Single Leg Balance

Did you know that 40% of our time is spent with our weight on a single leg? When walking, the foot on the ground works to propel the body forward as part of the gait cycle.  Many sports we enjoy include weight transfer to… Read More »


Pilates Bilateral Coordination + Connectivity Training

How Asymmetrical Load Can Strengthen Brain/Body Response

What makes the human body so unique is that no body is perfectly symmetrical. Instead, the human body is made up of specific imbalances that we must work to strengthen together and separately in order to reinforce our core and our limbs for balance and movement.

Working asymmetrically can improve efficient movement in our… Read More »


Your Abdominals & Spontaneous Contraction of the Pelvic Floor

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The Pelvic Floor engages spontaneously through our spinal cord reflex which is 5x faster than verbal cueing, improving our efficiency of movement.

Brent Anderson, a presenter from this last month’s Pilates on Tour, inspired this newsletter as he recently shared his six-year study of the Pelvic Floor abdominals and how they engage spontaneously… Read More »


The Importance of Rotation for Functional Movement.

Stomach Massage with Twist

Why Rotational Movement or Twisting?

Being that there are no straight lines in the human body – all joints articulate with some degree of rotation. Therefore, it makes sense that we train to achieve our highest range of motion training with continuous circular/spiraling movement patterns, promoting communication and connection between the muscles, tendons, connective tissues (fascia) and the joints within the… Read More »