Pilates Mat by Danskin: a favorite amongst pilates practitioners

When practicing the pilates mat work it helps to have a slightly cushioned, non-slip surface to work on. Traditional yoga mats are stable enough but do not supply much cushioning or support. The Danskin Deluxe Pilates [...]

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What are Pilates Props?

On February 10, 2012 By

Pilates Props Vary Greatly.

Pilates props come in a host of sizes and shapes.  Pilates props include mats, bands, rollers, rings, wobble boards and rotation discs, blocks and balls to name just a few of the most common. These diverse pilates props, as well as other small apparatus and equipment are not [...]

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What is Pilates?

On February 9, 2012 By

Is pilates exercise or therapy?

Pilates is a body mind conditioning practice created by Joseph Pilates who developed the movement method almost a decade ago when he was inspired to heal and strengthen his own feeble body and then later to assist in the rehabilitation of WWII veterans bedridden from battle injuries. [...]

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The Pilates Circle

On February 7, 2012 By

A little history, a little magic, a little pilates circle

The pilates circle, also referred to as a fitness ring or the pilates magic circle, is one of the most distinct of small pilates props. Legend has it that Mr. Pilates got the idea [...]

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Pilates Stability Balls

On February 7, 2012 By

Stability balls make excellent pilates props.

Stability balls originally created in Italy and developed in Switzerland in a physical therapy clinic are popular everywhere today, used at home and at the gym, in health clubs and recreation centers, as well as yoga and pilates studios all across America. Balls are very popular [...]

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The Dancer’s Pilates Body

On February 5, 2012 By

Dancers use logic, passion and pilates to create and support their aesthetic manifestations.

Dancers are rational artists and realistic mystics.  To an aspiring ballerina, the dancer’s world is not just a fleeting figment of her imagination. It is a real entity, consisting of much grit and hard work. She must [...]

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How Fit Do Golfers Need to Be?

Not until Tiger Woods stepped onto the golf course were golfers ever thought to be considered amongst the super fit of high performance athletes. Most professional golfers maintained only a modest level of fitness because it was never considered to be a requirement for success. [...]

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Learn pilates to run smarter.

Running is an excellent form of aerobic exercise when done correctly offering cardiovascular benefits as well as many peak moments of endorphin intoxication. However, if performed with poor mechanics, years of pounding the pavement can take its toll on the body. Over time running with poor posture [...]

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