Pilates concepts

Lee Pilates Method

the 4 Essential Skills to Look for in a Pilates Teacher

What criteria is important when looking for a Pilates teacher?  First start with thinking back on your time in school. What qualities did one of your favorite teachers have?  Then, recall your least favorite teacher and why you dreaded his or her class.  Of course, our preferences and needs are personal and unique.  But all

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The Benefits of Pilates Equipment

Pilates equipment is a signature component of the Pilates methodology.  The equipment originated from founder Joseph Pilates’ rehabilitation work in internment camps during WWI.  He used bedsprings to create resistance for strength training for the sick internees under his care.  Joe Pilates’ original equipment was the beginning evolution of all Pilates equipment and the start

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photo of woman breathing with lungs. Lateral breathing Pilates

Lateral Breathing: the Foundational Pilates Breathing Technique

Have you heard of the term lateral breathing in Pilates? Lateral breathing, also called intercostal breathing, is a pattern of breath that allows the abdominal muscles to remain engaged while inhaling oxygen into the body.  It is a foundational Pilates breathing technique. It can help increase lung capacity and make the body more resistant to

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