January 21, 2017

By Performance Pilates

Busy.  All of us are just so busy.  2017 has given us renewed hope for change and for health.  But before you know it, January will be over. You forgot to start altogether. The hope for change will start to fade.   With as busy as we are, we all try to MAXIMIZE our gym time.  “I […]

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March 14, 2018

By Performance Pilates

Pilates has over the years gained popularity as a method of reducing chronic low back pain. Pilates is an exercise routine developed by Joseph Pilates that emphasized on strengthening the core of the body. This includes the back, pelvis and abdominal muscles. Before you sign up for your classical Pilates classes, there are a couple of […]

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January 24, 2018

By Performance Pilates

At Performance Pilates, we believe in more than just exercise. We are dedicated to the Joseph Pilates’ method, and its promotion of total body wellness. Using the Pilates Method,  Performance Pilates tailors each clients’ workout according to their individual needs and level.  We are able to modify all exercises accordingly to accommodate any specific issue or […]

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February 8, 2018

By Performance Pilates

To carry out your everyday activities efficiently, you need strong bones and muscles. Unfortunately, as you age, the fragileness of your bones intensifies hence the tendency to develop hump-like posture. Fortunately, the abnormality is preventable. To have the right bone density, in addition to eating a balanced diet, you need to exercise regularly thus the […]

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February 27, 2017

By Performance Pilates

More than just the “six pack”. “Core training” is used a lot to describe the type of work in Pilates.  That leads many to think of only the abdominals.  Joseph Pilates described the Powerhouse as extending from the bottom of your ribs all the way to your hip line including the abdominals, low back, pelvic floor, muscles of […]

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May 23, 2018

By Performance Pilates

Pilates is an excellent way to get in shape and stay active. Even if you have limited time to work out every day, a Pilates class can help you get your sweat on in an hour or less. Exercise is only part of the equation if you want to look and feel your best though. […]

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January 30, 2017

By Performance Pilates

Breath One of the six principles of Pilates. Breath is used to calm the mind, bring warmth and awareness into the body, engage the core and drive movement.  A strong breathing diaphragm is essential to a strong core.  Most often in Pilates, the exhale is used to power the core through an exercise.  You can also […]

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February 21, 2018

By Performance Pilates

What makes a dedicated Pilates advocate? Is it the love of a challenge or the passion for enhancing flexibility and strength? At Performance Pilates, we believe the best way to answer these questions is by asking our valued clients.  Seeking an exercise that strengthens core, but doesn’t stress joints, Leigh Caldwell discovered Pilates.  With over […]

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January 10, 2018

By Performance Pilates

Imagine you are preparing for the big game. You’ve practiced daily, ensured healthier eating, motivated yourself with positive thinking, and visualized your end goal.  These practices are combined knowingly for the best performance. Like prepping for the big game, your body must be trained in a variety of aspects to achieve overall wellness thus bettering […]

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June 13, 2018

By Performance Pilates

To get the most out of your Pilates routine, you must first learn the various breathing techniques to guide your relaxation. When you think of breathing techniques, I’m sure your mind reverts to the old “inhale…now exhale,” we’ve all heard a time or two. While this is the core of all breathing techniques, Pilates focuses […]

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February 9, 2016

By Performance Pilates

I have always found that the best way to start something is at the beginning and the best way to begin is to start.  It sounds too simple, I know.  But the more life I live, the more people I meet, the more I know this isn’t a common way to approach life.  Too often […]

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March 28, 2018

By Performance Pilates

So you’ve told your friend about your new Pilates classes (if you haven’t, you should) and they are eager to experience the same life-changing results that you’ve described! Research has proven that exercise is greatly enhanced by having a friend join you or in a group setting. Working out with a partner encourages you to […]

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May 9, 2018

By Performance Pilates

Founder of Classical Pilates, Joseph Pilates, developed routines that bring results with consistent practice both in private sessions and at home. With a steady routine, your muscles can properly adapt over time leading to maximum results. Performance Pilates developed a class card program to make consistent Pilates practice easier for our clients. Class cards are […]

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April 25, 2018

By Performance Pilates

For many people, issues such as back pain, improper posture, and lack of proper muscle control affect quality of life or the ability to carry out basic daily functions. Pilates exercises have been used for many years to provide an effective natural remedy to such complications. Classical Pilates is a series of exercises aimed at […]

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April 12, 2016

By Performance Pilates

  Once you’ve begun, just keep going.  It may seem at times your body is just not meant to do these things. Just keep going.  Each time you arrive on the mat, you are a little stronger than the last time.  Stronger, not only physically, but also mentally.  Understanding the intricate muscular balance within your […]

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April 11, 2018

By Performance Pilates

When you first hear the term “mat Pilates,” what comes to mind? Is it a group of people rolling around on the floor or a series of stretches that seem way too challenging? Rather than making use of intimidating equipment, mat Pilates makes use of your body weight and a simple floor mat for cushioning. […]

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