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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 & Athletes: Labron James

With Father’s Day coming up, we’ve been highlighting Pilates for Men, and pointing out a few notables. Cleveland Cavaliers Forward, Labron James, is taking his sixth straight trip to the finals, including his four with Miami…and yes, Pilates is part of his training program!  In the off season he swims and takes Pilates and Yoga classes…

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A Pilates Reformer Can Improve Your Golf Swing

Golf Digest recommends Pilates exercise on the Reformer to improve your golf swing and game.  We couldn’t agree more!  At Performance Pilates we offer classes and private sessions that include work on the Reformer, Mat and other apparatus. You can even see the Greatwood Golf Club course from our studio. Your first session is just…

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Cody’s Blog: How to Recover from a Candy Hangover

It’s almost Halloween which means candy which equals lots of sugar.   Processing all that extra sugar takes a toll on our bodies and can make us crave even more. Clinical Dietician, Jessica Decostole says “In the short term, a sugar binge can make you feel very energetic, But then comes the inevitable crash.  When you…

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Ready For Some Football? Get Pilates!

Congratulations to our Houston Texans on their WIN in the pre-season home opener against the San Francisco 49’ers! Brian Hoyer got us off to a great start with a 58 yard touchdown pass in the first drive of the game. Granted it is the pre-season but that was pretty exciting. It’s going to be an…

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How To Stay Hydrated This Summer

The Dog Days of Summer are here!  The forecast is calling for temperatures in the triple digits all week. Whether you’re working, playing or exercising outside, staying hydrated is extra important.  I found this article with 13 helpful tips for staying hydrated.  Did you know that low fat chocolate milk is a perfect post exercise…

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Pilates for Bone Health

  We’ve talked about how Pilates exercise is great for strength, flexibility, balance, control, muscle tone, a flat stomach, spinal health and improved posture.  Did you know that Pilates is good for bone health too?  Bone regenerates and strengthens through forces that act upon it. Weight bearing, resistance and impact exercises load the bones which…

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