I remember when I had my first son, I was so excited to be cleared for exercise and was looking forward to trying the baby and me classes offered in my neighborhood. I was lucky to be able to try baby-and-me yoga and baby-and-me Pilates classes and as my son grew, I became interested and […]

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Today I’m 34 weeks pregnant and yesterday I had a great lesson with Alisa Wyatt at Vintage Pilates. It felt so wonderful to move and have a strong workout. My growing body has felt really good during pregnancy (except for that awful morning sickness) and I think staying active with Pilates has been a big part […]

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As in my other Pilates for pregnancy posts, I encourage you to listen to your body, listen to your doctor and listen to your own Pilates instructor, who knows your body and it’s strengths and limitations. You can read more about my approach to doing Pilates during pregnancy here and last week I shared my most […]

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I’m not a Pilates for pregnancy expert but I am a pregnant woman who has been teaching Pilates for over nine years. I wanted to share my experience, but I recommend that you listen to your body, listen to your doctor and listen to your own Pilates instructor. For the first seven weeks of my […]

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Hey folks, here is our current schedule of Pilates and Yoga classes.  Check ’em out! You can sign up online at: Class Sign-Up Hummingbird Pilates Group Class Schedule Monday 1:30pm Pilates Mat (starts September 7th) 7:00pm Pilates Mat Tuesday 10:00am Beyond Yoga Barre 1:00pm Pilates Reformer 7:00pm Pilates Mat Wednesday 8:00am Pilates Mat Thursday 1:30pm […]

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I read an article on Oprah.com that ticked me off. The title was Yoga vs. Pilates and went on to detail the advantages or disadvantages of both.  What struck me about the article is perhaps the author has never tried either discipline, because the article explores whether yoga or Pilates is beneficial for aerobic and […]

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My husband has chronic back pain.  When he had a recent fender bender which sent his back into spasms, I recommended he try Pilates.  “But, Pilates is for girls,” he said.  “What makes you think that?” I asked.  His response was, “well, ballerinas do it, don’t they”? And yes, while dancers and women in particular […]

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An article I wrote is now up on Cure Joy. I talk about how Pilates is so much more than just a workout and about what a brilliant, holistic system it is. Did you know Joe encouraged body brushing and plenty of sunshine?   In January I took two mat classes; one taught by Brooke […]

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How did you become a Pilates instructor? Well, maybe it was inevitable.  Pilates fascinated me from the start.  I was intrigued by the strength and mobility it gave me, and the way it relieved the physical strain my body endured from performing on stage eight shows per week.  It was immediately clear that it would […]

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A great article by Kara Wily for LA Yoga magazine. Kara takes readers through five different Pilates exercises that target lower body and abdominal agility and strength, as well as overall stability, posture and balance. Sounds like a topic for a future Case Study class at Hummingbird Pilates! Kara’s next Case Study class is on […]

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