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Fascia Blog: “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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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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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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Hello Summer Time!

It’s summer time!  Bring on the vacations, travel, and family time.  This summer, don’t let your summer fun derail your fitness routine!   Swimming, walking, hiking, biking, boating and other summer activities provide plenty of exercise. There are also treadmills and some strength training equipment available and convenient at most hotels.  Pilates is extremely portable and…

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Cody’s Blog: Pilates and Pregnancy

I was recently asked about Pilates exercise during pregnancy for our Moms-to-be.  Pilates is a wonderful prenatal option!  Pilates strengthens the abdominals and pelvic floor, which helps during the later months of pregnancy, reducing back pain, works as a prep for an easier delivery, minimizes the diastasis, and keeps the abdominals toned for a faster…

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Welcome First Responders!

Our Police, Fire and Medical First Responders work hard to keep us all safe. Sometimes that work can pose physical challenges, and effect those who protect and serve emotionally. Pilates exercise is a perfect way to counter these effects physically by lengthening tight muscles, restoring alignment and length of the spine, strengthening and balancing opposing…

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Why Pilates?

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Besides core strength & a flat stomach, flexibility, improved spinal health, reduced back pain & better posture, better balance & control, a better golf game or performance in any sport, improved endurance, and enhanced general well being…Pilates keeps you young, makes you physically and emotionally strong, gives you the ability to handle whatever life throws…

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