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Pilates for core strength

Pilates is one of the best exercises for strengthening the core. Practically every motion you make each and every day requires using your core. A weak or inflexible core can impair mobility, while a strong core enhances balance and stability which can prevent injuries... read more

Is Pilates right for me?

Some people contemplate starting a Pilates exercise program because they are unsure if the practice of Pilates will be right for them. One of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. From athletes to dancers... read more

How does Pilates help your posture?

In Pilates, we pay a lot of attention to our alignment. We usually think of our alignment as our posture, but good posture is a dynamic process, dependent on the body’s ability to align its parts to respond to varying demands effectively. When we have poor... read more

The Pilates Method Principals

The Pilates Method is set apart from other exercise methodologies by 6 principles that form the foundation and basis of the system. Breathing – Breathing is essential for life, however there are many breathing applications while exercising. A full and continuous... read more

What are the benefits from Pilates?

Simply put, Pilates gives you the ability to move through life with ease and confidence! It is a workout regime that focuses on creating better body awareness and working from your core which increases stability and results in more efficient patterns. Pilates develops... read more

What is Pilates?

The question is often asked and truly to understand Pilates Method training, one has to experience it! Pilates is a true Mind-Body discipline. It requires systematic practice of specific sequences of exercises. Its emphasis on purity of form of each movement, demands... read more

Diaphragmtic Breathing and its link to Core Stability

Diaphragmatic breathing is one of the new buzz phrases surfacing aggressively these days. Why? What does it really mean? What is its importance to daily function and fitness? What is the Diaphragm? Well, the Diaphragm is the principle muscle involved with breathing.... read more

Why does Pilates emphasize Breathing?

Ever wondered why Pilates classes start with a “Breathing” exercise?  Or why instructors tell you to inhale and exhale?  What is it about this basic physiological response that is important enough for such an emphasis to be placed? There are a number of reasons, the... read more

Calgary Pilates Enters the Blogosphere

Lots of exciting things have been happening at the studio lately.  We’ve been hard at work on our new website, we’re constantly welcoming new students and instructors, we’ve been switching up the candy at the front desk, and we’ve decided to start a blog! WHY?  Well,... read more

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