Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Moving Breath Pilates and Pilates Core Integration

Join us for our upcoming Pilates Mat Certification. Classes, work-outs,
and practice begin now with certification weekends in October.

For more information click here.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Pilates Core Integration Open House

You are invited to a Pilates Core Integration Open House for individuals interested in teacher training. During this Open House we will discuss Pilates certification on the Mat and Equipment, provide general information, and answer any questions you have regarding the Pilates certification programs.

When: Friday, September 17, 2010
Time: 5 P.M. - 7 P.M.
Location: Moving Breath Pilates Studio

Click here for more information.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Conference Call

Don't forget to sign up for this Sunday evening's conference call, "From the Ground Up". It's all about feet and how they affect our posture, gait, efficiency, and overall sense of well being. Log onto www.movingbreath.com. Click on classes. Click on register here. This re-directs you to our MindBodyOnline scheduling site. Register under teacher training. Yikes, that's a lot of instructions. You can make it easier by just calling the studio at 480-731-3101. Thanks!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Once again...

This Week at Moving Breath Pilates

Virginia was contacted by the folks at YouTube to become a YouTube partner. Her Intermediate Chair II video has close to 11,000 hits on the site. Awesome!
To view the video click here. We love YouTube.
We are listed as pilates2358 on YouTube.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Pilates Principles

Welcome to an excerpt from the PCI Newsletter on the Pilates Principles.
In this issue we feature teacher trainee Karen Lutzer from PCI Affiliate Studio,
Lead Pilates in Saskatoon, Canada, owned by Jana Danielson.

Quality versus Quantity

Quality by definition is the "standard of how good something is as measured
against other similar things" and "general excellence". In contrast, quantity
is defined as "a certain amount or number".

Contrology, now known as Pilates, is about the quality of performing an
exercise to a standard developed by Joseph Pilates and not the quantity
or number of exercises a person can complete. The functional objective
of the Pilates series of standardized exercises is to improve a person's
quality of life "the benefits of Contrology depend solely upon your
performing the exercises exactly to instructions", pg 201

The number of repetitions of each Pilates exercise is kept low, with
the exception of exercises with beats. Joseph stated that you should
" never to repeat the selected exercise(s) more than the prescribed
number of times since more harm will result than good.. Because this
infraction creates muscular fatique-poison There is really
no need for tired muscles.",pg 311.

Quality through striving to achieve excellence in how a Pilates practitioner
should live their life is also found in Joseph Pilates belief of whole body
commitment. In Return to Life, he outlines a standard of how a person
should live including details on proper posture, sleeping quarters and
eating habits to achieve an improved quality of life.

Performing the Pilates repertoire to the standard of excellence developed
by Joseph Pilates and striving to live your life through a whole body
commitment by achieving a standard of excellence will increase your
quality of life, allowing you to "achieve happiness, for is not real happiness
truly born of the realization of worthwhile work well done" pp341.

1. Pilates, J. Return to Life. 3 Miami: Pilates Method Alliance Inc., 2005.
2. Soans, C. Oxford Dictionary of Current English. 3. New York. Oxford University Press. 1993.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

MP4 on iamplify!

We're so excited! We've entered the 21st century by putting an MP4 of Introduction to PIlates on: www.iamplify.com (page 5). Check out a sample on YouTube (movingbreathpilates) and pass it on to any friends or family you think might be interested. Thanks.