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How do you strengthen a muscle you can’t feel?

Imagine driving down the 401, it’s pitch black, and you’re trying to stay in the centre lane. How could you expect to do that when you can’t see clearly? Firing up a sleepy muscle is a bit like driving in the dark.

Many of us have muscles that are lying somewhat dormant, not awake enough to […]

By |November 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips for Changing Seasons

If the change of season also signals a change of your routine, this month can be a challenge to both your immune and nervous system. Here are a few things to keep top of mind to keep you healthy during the transition.

Sleep at the same time every night, as much as possible, and allow yourself […]

By |September 4th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Effort vs. Perfection: Applying what we know about child rearing to ourselves

How many of us watched the Olympics with awe at the accomplishments of the athletes?  I certainly celebrated these young people’s achievements, and noticed their mental toughness.  Many of us in the city have our children engaged in sports or physical activities as an “extra-curricular.”  As a mom with kids who are very active in […]

By |March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Happy Birthday To Us, We Are Six!

Every Fall the studio’s birthday creeps up on me.

We just turned six (6!!!).  In some ways I can hardly believe it’s been that long and in others, just like with your first child, each day and year has been slow, sometimes painful, always fruitful and challenging.

I am mostly overwhelmed this year with the honour of […]

By |October 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Resting on the Shoulders of Giants

We are preparing to run our second Teacher Training Mentorship Program. Stepping into this role reminds me daily of the great minds that I have had the true honour of studying with intensively.

Joseph Pilates himself trained only a few select students who he trusted and mentored intensively.  Those students worked out with him, watched him […]

By |September 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pilates Teacher Training Program – A Chat with Our Recent Students (cont’d)

A couple of months ago we wrapped up our first ever Mat and Reformer Pilates Teacher Training program. As we prepare and open up registration for the 2017-2018 360 Hour program (kicking off this Fall), we sat down with three of the students from our inaugural session. We hope that as they share their personal […]

By |August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Pilates Teacher Training Program – A Chat with Our Recent Students

Over the last several months we ran our first ever Mat and Reformer Pilates Teacher Training program. As we prepare and open up registration for the 2017-2018 360 Hour program (kicking off this Fall), we sat down with three of the students from our inaugural session. We hope that as they share their personal experiences […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let’s Walk About It

To say that walking is good for you is sort of like saying breathing and eating are good for you. It’s so obvious I wonder why I still often find myself encouraging and defending the need for our bodies to walk.

Recently, I’ve been mulling over (on my walks) the benefits to my life walking has […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Franklin Method Level 2, Week 3

I’m en route home from lovely, if rainy, Portland and my third immersive week of the Franklin Method, Level 2 training.

The Franklin Method work continues to take deep roots, not only for me but within me.  The two things that first drew me to the Method were: my desire to bring the best knowledge to […]

By |March 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

February is Heart Month!

First, we love you. We really do!

We care about your health and your vitality and your well-being.

Your heart is a muscle. It can also be likened to a bag, (see Eric Franklin’s video blog!). You can imagine that if you have a compressed or inflexible thoracic (upper back) spine that the heart itself will have […]

By |February 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments