We’ve Moved To A New Location
Performance Pilates and Fascia is expanding to a new Sugar Land Town Square location! The new storefront places 5 Star Google-rated Pilates studio in a premium venue next door to Japaniero’s restaurant! Building on their partnership that began in 2010, Performance Pilates and Fascia owners Cody Robbins and Michelle Long are poised to take on…Read More
Too much of this toxic ingredient will one day rob you of your health and well-being. – Part 1
Imagine for a moment a poisonous substance somehow got into 74% of the processed food in your local supermarket. Eat too much of this substance and you’re headed for a life filled with hypertension, diabetes, fatty liver disease, heart disease, cancer, and dementia. Which will pretty much condemn you to living out the last ten…Read More
Reformer or Mat Pilates?
How about a little of both mat & reformer and more! “Pilates” exercise is actually a movement system that includes the mat, reformer, cadillac/tower, and other apparatus. Because the equipment is expensive and takes up space, many health clubs and gyms only offer mat classes. Pilates studios with equipment can offer mat and reformer classes…Read More
What is Pilates?
Pilates is a method of exercise created by Joseph Pilates. He developed his movement system during the outbreak of World War 1 while interned as an “enemy alien” along with other German Nationals. He later moved to the U.S, and he and his wife Clara had their New York City Studio at 939 8th Avenue.…Read More
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
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…Read More
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…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
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…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 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…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
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
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