Evolution Pilates ~ Feel the Difference

30th
Aug, 12

Life coach: Can I do Reformer Pilates with a replacement hip?

Q I am 66 years old, and had a right hip replacement 15 months ago. I also have severe osteoarthritis in my left hip. I am trying to keep fit but have been told I should not run or use power plate machines. I would like to try Reformer Pilates; are the movements involved suitable […]

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29th
Aug, 12

Apple Sandwiches with Granola and Peanut Butter

Ingredients: 2  small apples, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch thick rounds 1  teaspoon lemon juice (optional) 3  tablespoons peanut or almond butter 2  tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips 3  tablespoons granola Method: If you won’t be eating these tasty treats right away, start by brushing the apples slices with lemon juice to keep them from […]

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28th
Aug, 12

No Pain, No Sweat

Kym Bassett considers herself an expert in gym fads. She has taken orders from aerobic Step Nazis; she has pumped iron with the manly men. She ran like a rat on a treadmill and searched for Nirvana in yoga. Very little about her body changed over seven years, mostly because she seesawed from five-day-a-week workouts […]

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28th
Aug, 12

THE NOVICE; Learning Pilates, One Stretch at a Time

By AMANDA HESSER Published: November 03, 1998 It is called pilates, and I had been hearing about it for some time but dismissed it as a faddish 90’s workout. It fit the mold perfectly: It had the requisite exotic name (pronounced puh-LAH-tees), you had to go to a gym to do it, and celebrities hailed […]

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28th
Aug, 12

The Power of Pilates

LIZ BRODY | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES This workout emphasizes strength through grace and flexibility. Oh, by the way, it’s pronounced puh-LAH-teez Two hundred and twenty pounds, 74 inches and 42 years of poor posture are rigged up with chains and springs, semi-suspended on a contraption that looks like it belongs in a medieval torture […]

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28th
Aug, 12

Golfers getting into swing of fitness regimen

By Jill Lieber, USA TODAY Of all the professional athletes doing Pilates, golfers have adapted to it the fastest. Pilates disciples include David Duval, Annika Sorenstam and Kelli Kuehne. Other devotees are Andrew McGee, Carin Koch, Grace Park and Betsy King, who have been trained by Angela Sundberg, owner of Bodyscapes in Scottsdale, Ariz. Read […]

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28th
Aug, 12

Male athletes get no pain, big gains from Pilates

By Jill Lieber, USA TODAY Celebrities Madonna, Julia Roberts and Sharon Stone have done it. So have golfer Tiger Woods, basketball star Jason Kidd, pitcher Curt Schilling and offensive lineman Ruben Brown. What they all have in common is Pilates, one of the fastest growing fitness activities in America, according to SGMA International, the trade […]

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28th
Aug, 12

Overcoming youth illnesses led to exercise-meditation plan

Pilates was developed in the early 1900s by German boxer and gymnast Joseph Pilates. Born in 1880, Pilates grew up a sickly child, suffering from asthma and rheumatic fever. He overcame both through exercise, yoga and Zen meditation, and by 14 he was a gymnast, skier and skin diver.   Read full article: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/2003-08-17-pilates-origins_x.htm

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28th
Aug, 12

Articles about The Pilates Method of body conditioning courtesy of Pilates, Inc. archives

A list of articles from the past 70 years!   See the list: http://www.pilates-studio.com/docs/guild/artcles.htm

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28th
Aug, 12

Antonio Brown’s One-of-a-Kind TRX and Pilates Workout

It took Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown only two seasons to earn a place in NFL history. In 2011, Brown became the first NFL athlete to record 1,000 returning and receiving yards in the same year. His impressive stats and amazing catches earned him a hefty five-year $42.5 million contract extension for 2012. Brown’s […]

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