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An Unexpected Cure: My Journey from Pain to the Transformation

Imagine waiting for the light to change, top-down on your convertible, and singing along with the radio on a gorgeous Tucson day. Something makes you look over, and you see a large construction truck coming at you nearly head-on. You’re blocked in by other cars and can’t avoid the collision. That happened to me in…

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Taking it to the next level: The Wundas of Pilates Chair

PIlates Chair Quartet- Thursday Group

So first things first: I am not an exercise fanatic. You will not find me at the local gym 5x a week, churning out cardio, lifting a multitude of weights or pushing the squats (as much as I fantasize about regaining my 30-year old backside, reality is…). That said, I’m “into” the Pilates Chair; specifically,…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #4

    By Diana Bailey A Simple Coordination Exercise to Enhance Postural Balance People fall forward into space primarily because forward is the direction of habit. Studio experience reveals that most of us have very little idea how to communicate with muscles to change our own habits of motion. Posture, balance, and coordination all suffer…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #3

Forward Equals Backwards and You Own It: Balance and Coordination By featured Guest Writer Diana Bailey The Popular Equipment: Easy to Learn and Portable The number one balance challenge in this studio, based on ease of learning, is the foam roller. The variety and unique core strength challenge this auxiliary piece offers are of the…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #2

    By  Guest Writer Diana Bailey The Guiding Principle: Consistent, Progressive Practice Nobody builds a bridge over a big river in a day, and the same premise applies to the link between body and brain. Balance and coordination require attentive repetition for gains to be realized. The question to keep in mind whenever approaching…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #1 Balance

By featured Guest Writer Diana Bailey It is surprising to find that balance is more often explored and defined by how it is lost than how it is maintained. How do you figure out what something is when it is most often explained by what it isn’t? In a perfect Pilates world, balance is the…

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Simple progressions from Bruce King.

Rules of The Bones Book Review

“This is a health rather than beauty book. Its purpose is to help you improve your movement habits for life. ”  – Bruce King. Just finished re-reading Bruce King’s powerful gem: Rule Of The Bones. I’ve spent many years with this small treasure and find myself returning to it often. In a world of extremes…

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Congratulations Suzanne Baron Helming!

    This past September was Suzanne’s 13th Pilates Anniversary. 13 years!!  I want  to congratulate Suzanne I and invite you to join me in celebrating her on this incredible milestone.  If you know her, please take a moment to recognize her with a comment below or message on our FB page. Congratulations wonderful Suzanne!  In the midst…

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Fighting Perfectionism

Mistakes are...

  By Guest Writer Diana Bailey I have perfectionist clients, and I used to suffer from that…a lot. We can all at times torture ourselves with this idea that somehow, at some moment, everything will be better and my life will be happy and my body will be fitter if I could just do (whatever)…

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Consistent Pilates Practice Benefits Runners

Jen 5k running and Pilates post

In an earlier post, I covered some primary benefits of Pilates for cyclists, particularly in preventing injuries and strengthening for a better cycling experience. In my Tucson Pilates studio, Body Fundamentals, I’ve seen that those same benefits that cyclists experience also often apply to runners who incorporate the Pilates method into their training. When you…

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