Tagged: pilates

What the Pilates Reformer Can Do for You

Pilates is most often performed on a mat. But did you know there is another way to do Pilates that will make your workouts even more effective? Enter the Pilates Reformer. I’ll tell you what it is, what Pilates exercises can be performed, and how it will impact your body.

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Breathing Techniques for a More Effective Workout

Listen to the instructor in a class and they will often tell you to breath. What is the importance of breathing actively and intentionally during exercise? Have you wondered what the big deal is with breathing in a yoga class, or a Pilates class? What kind of breathing do you do with weight lifting? Is it necessary […]

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An Introduction to Mat & Reformer Pilates

“The Pilates method of body conditioning is complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit.” (Joseph Pilates) We’re excited to re-introduce mat pilates and reformer pilates training as a part of Elite’s Exhale Studios mind/body programming. Here’s a quick intro into the two modalities and our offerings here at Elite Sports Clubs.

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Meet Laury Christian Post: "You, Me & the Reformer Makes Three"

Twenty years ago Laury Christian Post was the middle car in a three car accident. “I was the meat in the sandwich so to speak.” The accident herniated the discs in her cervical spine at the 5th & 6th vertebrae, with compression at the 7th. A cervical fusion/discectomy was performed by a Neurosurgeon not long after the […]

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Instructor Highlight: Susie Montross

Susie Montross has contributed a few posts to the Elite blog; including ones on “The High Cost of NOT Exercising” and “5 Basic Dog Exercises for You & Your Furry Friend”. We’ve also reviewed her Signature Group Training program, “Shred-HIIT”. But in addition to being a certified personal trainer, and Elite Sports Club – Brookfield’s […]

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