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
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
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
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
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
3 Ways To Earn A FREE Class!
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…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
Pilates: Could It Be The Fountain Of Youth?
[slideshow_deploy id=’557′] It is often assumed that Pilates is for dancers, models and athletes…and it is. However, Pilates exercise is for EVERYONE. Including our senior citizens who refuse to grow old! We have an amazing group of ladies in our studio that are in their 60’s, and 70’s. These ladies are doing intermediate Classical Pilates…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
In Memory or Romana Kryzanowska 1923 – 2013
Romana was the world renowned protege of Joeseph Pilates. We are sad to report her passing this past Friday. Thank you for continuing the work for the rest of us. You will be greatly missed! [slideshow_deploy id=’421′]Read More
Pilates looks TOO EASY…but is it really?
Pilates looks too EASY…but is it really? This is a common miss-conception for many people who have not experienced Pilates exercise. When performed well, Pilates exercises do look easy, but looks can be deceiving! When the body is connected and moving as one piece all of the muscles are working together to mobilize and to…Read More