So it’s been a minute since our last blog post. Let’s start with something sweet! Did you catch the New York Times’ December 30th article about sugar? Are you thinking about your sugar intake this year? The recommended limit for men is nine teaspoons and six teaspoons for women, the average human is consuming much more! Sugar accelerates the aging process and can be just as hard on the liver as alcohol. Not so sweet!
Let us know if you’ve taken (how did it go?), or planning on taking the NYT’s 7-day sugar challenge.
That’s it, short and…
It was a dream of Joe’s that his method would be taught in schools… what a wonderful world that would be! This young man is taking matters into his own hands. 🙂 Continue reading “A Pilates Mat (Short) Story”
Since the To Bare or Not To Bare post, I’ve tried and liked (with the exception that they can be challenging to put on quickly)ToeSox (http://www.toesox.com/) but I’ve just discovered these, http://www.shashionline.com/store/index.php/categories/star-socks. They have two options of regular toe (no separation) or split toe (big toe is separated from the others) and they have some with sparkles! Continue reading “To Bare Or Not To Bare Continued – Fancy Feet!”
Ah, you’ve waited all day for your Pilates class. Finally, you can let go of the day, kick off your shoes and… put on a special pair of socks? Some studios have strict policies regarding one’s feet. No socks, no service. Period. Bare feet are forbidden. Our studio has no such policy, never has, and probably never will. As it is, you’re free to bare your soles and you’re free to slip them into your studio-dedicated shoes, or into a gripping pair of ToeSox, and we feel everyone is ok with this, we’ve had no complaints, and no reported incidents of athlete’s foot, plantar warts, or any other fungal infections. Continue reading “To Bare Or Not To Bare?”
Exploring the essence of Pilates, this premiered on October 10th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, and it’s making its way around the country and world, screening schedule here: http://www.movementofmovement.com/screenings.html. “This is a methodology for a lifetime… So if we’re better to ourselves, we can be better to the world around us.” It looks amazing, hope it finds its way to Seattle soon! Continue reading “Pilates – The Documentary!”
We’ve received some fantastic entries thus far, but there’s still time (6 days!) for all you procrastinators sitting, maybe even posing, on the fence out there. Let me take a moment to remind you just what we’ll be looking for, and what you can win: CREATIVITY! Continue reading “TEASERS! ~ There’s Barely Any Time Left ~ Giddy Up!”
Well, I don’t know why I’m surprised that there’s an animated History of Pilates in existence, but I’m certainly glad to have found it! I haven’t fact-checked everything that’s said in the video, but am led to believe they did do their homework, for the most part, in putting this together. Continue reading “History of Pilates in Six Minutes ~ Animated!”
How’s your teaser? Have you dedicated yourself to improving yours, vowing to get to that next level? Maybe you’ve reached that 3rd and final level. Awesome. Wherever you are on your teaser journey, here’s your chance to show the world! We are very excited to announce Mind and Body Pilates’ first ever teaser photo competition! Continue reading “Summer 2013 ~ Our 1st Ever Teaser Photo Contest!”
A deeper exploration than may be necessary, I found this to be one of the more thorough pelvic floor discovery and strengthening videos out there, and who doesn’t enjoy listening to an Australian accent? This truly is Pelvic Floor 101, and she’s not shy about the language (I found “back passage” to be kind of endearing) or telling you to touch yourself, think Divinyls (also Australian) but if you have any doubt about how your pelvic floor works, why it’s important, or how to activate these crucial muscles it’s worth watching. Continue reading “More from Down Under – Women – Explore Your Pelvic Floor – How and Why”