Pilates for Postural Pain

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It’s overwhelming to think about all the routine activities that wreak havoc on our spines: from sitting, lifting and standing to running and biking (not to mention injuries, excessive weight, and  muscular imbalances) one thing is clear: poor posture is taking over our bodies! Luckily for us, Pilates can help correct your poor posture and alleviate the pain that comes with it.  [Read more...]

August Newsletter | Studio News

IN THIS ISSUE
MINDBODY Connect App  |  Rausch Physical Therapy  |  Private Training

 

Try the faster, easier way to scheduleMINDBODY-connect

Did you know you can connect to ABC Pilates through your smartphone? With the MINDBODY Connect app you can get studio messages and alerts, view the schedule, and sign up for classes—all from the convenience of your phone! Simply download MINDBODY Connect, sync your phone to ABC Pilates, activate and log in. Never miss out on your favorite class or forget to cancel within 12-hours again with MINDBODY at your fingertips!

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July Newsletter | Studio News

IN THIS ISSUE
$12 Late-Cancel Fee  |  Friend Referrals  |  Meet Molli

 

late12-Hour Cancellation Policy/Late-Cancel Fee

We get it. Life happens! Sometimes, missing a class is unavoidable. So if you do have to skip a class you’ve signed up for, we just ask that you be mindful of our 12-Hour Cancellation Policy. Simply sign into MindBody* 12 hours before and cancel out of the class, otherwise you will be charged a $12 late-cancellation/no-show fee**. Help us ensure your friends on the waitlist don’t miss their chance to get in to that class they really wanted to take!

If you have any questions, please contact Julianne at julianne@abcpilates.com or chat with her the next time you’re in. Thank you!

*You cannot text, call or email Julianne or your instructor; you MUST go onto MindBody yourself and cancel, otherwise you will be charged.
**All fees are donated to charity [Read more...]

Try This: How to Do a Bridge

ABC Pilates | Try This: Bridge

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.
—Joseph Pilates

Whether you’re pushing and strengthening your body while working out, or compressing your vertebrae while at work, you’re constantly putting stress on your body throughout the day. The bridge articulation helps to unload the spine by enabling the segmental, fluid movement that can help the muscles move more freely.

Why you should be doing Pilates bridges

  • To open up and facilitate articulation and mobility through the vertebrae of your spine
  • To loosen up tight back muscles
  • Breath facilitates movement to stimulate blood flow

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Practicing Pilates Daily

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The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.
- Joseph Pilates

Since the 1920’s, one of the most exciting aspects of Pilates is that it continues to offer a great workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. No matter where you are in life, you will most definitely benefit from practicing Pilates. Here are five reasons why you should incorporate Pilates practice into your daily life: 

  • Balance out. By learning how to stabilize your core while moving in all ranges of motion, you gain better balance. Strengthening those small, deep core muscles will keep you standing strong whether you’re working on your golf game or simply doing laundry, while connecting mind to body will help with coordination and movement to keep you strong throughout your daily routine.

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