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A few days ago, Erinn, an instructor at the studio and long time client at the studio showed me a magazine where she was featured.   It was touching showcase of the struggles that Erinn has faced in the last 20 years with her battle with Rheumatoid Arthritis.   

As a pilates instructor, having worked with Erinn for over 10 years, I have seen first hand her weekly physical struggles.   We work privately to focus on strengthening around her 2 joint replacements while adapting to the changing joint inflammation and pain.  

Take a look at the video @ https://mobile.twitter.com/SupportSinai/status/864523625805860870/video/1

or the article


As a teacher trainer for BODY HARMONIC' I tell my students that having physical challenges can be used to your advantage.  When a teacher experiences challenges in their own body, they can relate to clients challenges with more empathy and understanding.   

This makes Erinn a great teacher.   Book a session with her today or take a class.  Erinn works Monday am at 9:00, Tuesday am 9:30 Mat class and 10:30 Core Reformer class and Tuesdays 6:30pm at 35 Harvard

Welcome March Matness

Every year in March, you can see people posting their march matness exercises.  Traditionally it is the traditional matwork series from Joseph Pilates.   We decided to do something a little different...  the instructors at Pilates in Guelph are going to show you variations of the 'classical' exercises but we are also going a step further and challenging ourselves to do 31 pilates sessions in the 31 days of March.    

Game on ladies!  Follow us and cheer on your instructor to get to 31 classes in 31 days.   

Our first exercise is courtesy of Ivana.  Our lovely resident athletic therapist and Pilates teacher extraordinaire.   The original series starts with 100s and we give it to you standing.    We put lots of variations.  

The basic exercise is standing tall on one leg with the other leg lifted, while pumping your arms with a staccato breath (in for 5 pumps and out for 5 pumps).    Add the curl forward for extra challenge but make sure you are not falling forward.  Lift your spine to curl forward.  

Pilates with Resistance

How do you use small equipment in the Pilates studio?    

Physical Benefits of Resistance Apparatus Training
• Increased muscle strength
• Increased tendon strength and toughness
• Increased ligament strength and toughness
• Increased bone density
• Increased flexibility
• Improved postural support

Also weighted balls, therabands and fitness circles are easy to transport and take with you to your classes.    

It is important to use your resistant apparatus with intention for the safe execution of the exercise.  

Come join me on Sunday February 19th to spice up your mat classes with resistant apparatus.  http://www.pilatesinguelph.com/continuing-education    



Putting it all Together

Sometimes I forget how much I love Pilates but that isn't today.  Today I am still feeling the highs from my class last night, Reformer Dynamic Flow.  We are working on our back bodies and creating a flowing workout so we just don't stop.  By the end of that class all of our faces are glistening (in the good way) and we feel reinvigorated and refreshed