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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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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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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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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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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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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“Fascia” is a word you will be seeing and hearing more and more.   If I told you that movement could become next to effortless, or that you wouldn’t feel exhausted or as sore after your workout or practicing your “sport”, would you believe me?  That is what I’m finding from my own personal experiences practicing…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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It’s always nice to give back to our loyal customers, especially during the holidays. At Performance Pilates we couldn’t be more grateful for the awesome people we get to see in our studio each and every day. With your help, others will easily find us too, and you get a FREE CLASS! Here are three…

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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. …

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