Mat Pilates & Virtual Studio During COVID-19
We’ve seen very noticable, remarkable change” in everyone attending our online mat classes and private sessions two or three times a week.Read More
Find Spatial Medicine at Performance Pilates & Fascia
In this recent podcast, Karin Locher, founder of the Centre for Spatial Medicine explains what fascia is, how we benefit from being aware of it, and what happens to our fascia when we endure stress or trauma…physically and emotionally. The conclusion of the podcast will have you thinking “this would be great for everybody!” In…Read More
Pilates & Spatial Medicine For Athletes
3 ways Performance Pilates & Fascia can help Houston Astros, Carlos Correa & Aaron Sanchez recover from injuries Houston Astros, Carlos Correa and Aaron Sanchez are on the injured list after beating the Tigers. Carlos is out due to back pain. Aaron Sanchez has a tight pec muscle from throwing those fast balls. Here are…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
“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. …Read More
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…Read More
Performance Pilates “After Class”
Performance Pilates clients are here for many different reasons, here are just a few. See what people are saying after Pilates class!Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
New Year’s Resolution: Stick With It!
Here we are, almost 3 weeks into the new year. How are you doing with your health & fitness resolutions? Losing weight, getting fit, and healthy life style are the number 1 New Year’s Resolutions each year. While setting goals and resolving to do better are great, those goals need to be realistic, and attainable. …Read More
You are Only as Old as your SPINE is Healthy – Joseph H. Pilates
This is my new favorite piece of Pilates equipment….The Spine Corrector. It’s always been a personal favorite for counter movements to the everyday sitting and standing most of us endure. In my new post-grad, continuing education course, I’ve had the opportunity… and push I needed to spend more quality time, and look more closely at…Read More