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Are you thinking of getting knee meniscus or back surgery? Ask yourself these 3 questions first!

So, you’re thinking about knee meniscus or back surgery… it’s a big decision. Alongside getting a mortgage, starting a family, and walking your children down the aisle, major surgery is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make in your lifetime. And yet… have you thought about it much? Have you thought about what surgery will …

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Pilates Principle: Breath

“Breathing is the first act of life and the last, our very life depends on it.” ~Joseph Pilates In this blog series we are unraveling the six principles of Pilates: ~Control ~Concentration ~Centering ~Flow ~Precision ~Breath There are many different diaphragmatic breathing techniques: pursed lip breathing, belly breathing, 4-7-8 breathing, paced breathing etc. Diaphragmatic breathing …

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Precision: A Minimalist Approach to Exercise

“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” ~Joseph Pilates In this blog series we are unraveling the six principles of Pilates: ~Control ~Concentration ~Centering ~Flow ~Precision ~Breath Today we are discussing Precision. In Pilates precision is about intention and alignment. We want …

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Finding Your Center

“Contrology develops the body uniformly, corrects wrong postures, restores physical vitality, invigorates the mind, and elevates the spirit.” ~Joseph Pilates In this blog series we are unraveling the six principles of Pilates: ~Control ~Concentration ~Centering ~Flow ~Precision ~Breath The third principle of Pilates is Centering. Pilates strengthens the core, or the Powerhouse, as Joseph Pilates …

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The Art of Control

“Be in control of your body and not at its mercy” ~Joseph Pilates Joseph Pilates created the exercise regime now known as Pilates. At the time, he named it “Contrology,” meaning The Art of Control. He initially developed Contrology to ease physical ailments and rehabilitate bedridden soldiers. Afterwards, Joseph expanded these exercises to improve wellness …

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