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Pilates For Men at Performance Pilates | Sugar Land

“Pilates” is a movement system created by a man…Joseph Pilates…for men! Upon moving to the U.S. from Germany after WWI, Mr. Pilates began working with dancers, and it grew in popularity among women. Today you see mostly women in Pilates pictures and advertising, and it’s perceived to be for women. At Performance Pilates we have…

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Reverse the Aging Process With Pilates|Sugarland

I’m sure we’d all like to reverse the aging process. We all grow older but a “number” doesn’t necessarily mean that you can’t go on a hike, run a race, site see, play on the floor with grand children…and then get up. Why is it that we lose the mobility of our youth? It’s because…

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Does Muscle Soreness Define a Good Workout?

Not to be cliche, but I thought I would talk about this as we near New Year’s Resolution time.   Is the quality or success of your workout determined by how sore your muscles are afterwards?  A good workout should make you feel strong, energized, and at peace with yourself, instead of exhausted, sore or injured. Soreness is…

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Are You Comfortable In Your Own Skin?

We wear clothes that make us feel attractive, confident, and comfortable…or not.  We have stretchy and loose, or tight and restricting clothing…the later sometimes requires uncomfortable cute shoes.  You probably wouldn’t want to go for a run or have a Pilates workout in the tight uncomfortable clothes because they would restrict movement.  Being comfortable in your…

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PERFORMANCE PILATES & FASCIA CARES

Does your Pilates instructor know if you have Osteoporosis, spinal or disc injuries? How about shoulder, hip or other joint issues? Eye conditions? Are you pregnant? Do you have back pain, sciatica or scoliosis? Perhaps you have a knee or hip replacement? Are you recovering from surgery? Do you have any other physical considerations? Does…

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Pilates Consumers: Why Performance Pilates?

A blog by Performance Pilates Co-Owner, Cody Robbins You get a team of qualified instructors with combined 40+ years of experience  Personal attention  Small equipment classes  Mat classes  Private sessions  Classes are approximately an hour long.  Correction with direction. We make sure you are doing the exercises correctly and safely for your body.  A fascial…

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Thank God for Helmets & Tensegrity

A Blog by Cody Robbins – Co-Owner: Performance Pilates- I recently competed in a horse show and did well!  I was Champion in my Schooling Jumper Division on Saturday, and could have been on Sunday.  In the throws of competition I wanted to out do myself on Sunday and it didn’t go quite as well.  I…

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“When You Have Arm Lines, You Don’t Need Your Legs”

Feedback from the springs on the Reformer or any other Pilates apparatus, can give you a feeling of awareness and safety.  You can let go of tension and let your body move.  In Reformer exercises like the Hundred, Coordination, Backstroke and Teaser,  reaching into the straps and springs helps to deepen the arm line connection. …

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Pilates Trains “Resilience”

I quote Thomas Myers, author of the Anatomy Trains, talking about healthy fascia saying “If you think of children, they bounce.  If you think of grandma, she doesn’t bounce.” Thomas Myers was talking about how our fascia (connective tissue) is healthy and hydrated when we are young and slowly dries out as we age. “…Our…

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Fascia Blog: Anatomy Trains

To understand Anatomy Trains you must first understand Fascia. Fascia is the connective, web-like tissue under the skin. It covers the entire body like a spider man suit, encases the muscles, organs, muscle fibers, nerves and bones. Myofascia relates to the fascia surrounding and separating muscle tissue (muscle – fascia). Specifically, there are twelve myofascia…

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