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give the gift of movement

give the gift of movement

Give the Gift of MovementI love window shopping. The browsing, thinking of my friends and families personalities and interests, in search for the perfect gift. I am one of those people who doesn't know what to get someone until I see it, and when I see it, I KNOW it...

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5-day Pilates challenge available for all

5-day Pilates challenge available for all

5-Day Pilates Challenge Available for AllBack in September I launched the 5-Day Kick Start your Fall Pilates Challenge. The challenge was designed to help participants experience Pilates and to get back on track with their fitness and movement routine as we came out...

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weekly Pilates schedule

weekly Pilates schedule

New weekly Pilates scheduleWhy do we work with personal trainers? To help guide us through exercises, motivate us, and keep us accountable in our movement and fitness goals. Le'ts explore this. It can be hard to know or feel what your body is doing in space; the...

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why is repetition important

why is repetition important

Why repetition is so important  If you have been taking my classes, you'll have noticed I have some go-to exercises. There are a few of reasons why I always include them: 1) they are specific to strengthening a particular muscle group  2) they are functional...

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Pilates inner thighs

Pilates inner thighs

Why are the inner thighs so important?In Pilates, we spend a lot of time focusing on the muscles surrounding and supporting the pelvis and spine. The pelvis and the spine are obviously very important for posture and weight distribution while walking (ie. balance) and...

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Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery

Pilates for Breast Cancer Recovery

Breast Cancer Recovery and PilatesOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast Cancer is the most common form of cancer found in women.  According to the Canadian Cancer Society, it is estimated that in 2020: 27,400 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This...

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New Pilates Subscription

New Pilates Subscription

New Rebalance Pilates at Home Subscription plus Live ClassAre you craving human connection right now in your workouts? I am. More than ever. And as someone who works with bodies in front of them, finding the nuances of movements with clients, laughing together,...

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express Pilates

express Pilates

Introducing Express PilatesAt Rebalance Pilates, I am always looking for new ways to keep you engaged, challenged and excited about your Pilates workouts. As we get into the Fall season and begin to fill our schedules again, workouts tend to get pushed to the side....

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New Pilates Subscription

Rebalance Pilates at Home

How to navigate Rebalance Pilates at HomeI've gotten questions on how to best navigate the content on Rebalance Pilates at Home. There is a wide variety of content on the streaming site ranging from foundational videos to various levels of Pilates workouts...

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5-day Pilates challenge available for all

Free Pilates Challenge

Rebalance Pilates Kick Start your Fall ChallengeI always think of Fall as the beginning of the year. I know, January 1 blah blah blah, but to me September always feels like it is a new start, a new year. Maybe it's because I equate it with the school year starting....

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Pilates Bundles

Pilates Bundles

Rebalance Pilates Bundle PackagesThere are many paths to Pilates. Maybe your physio told you to do it because it helps reduce back pain, or you are looking for something new to add to your workout and you heard Pilates is great for core and glute activation. Maybe you...

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Humbling Pilates movement

Humbling Pilates movement

A very humbling modality   Six weeks in to training as a Pilates instructor, I took a class where I was introduced to the squishy ball (a soft rubbery ball used to throw the body off balance in Pilates work). I thought to myself , "I have been doing so much...

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Pilates Interval Training

Pilates Interval Training

What is Pilates Interval Training? I love Pilates. It is versatile and resonates with a wide and varied audience. Pilates also offers a lot of creativity to the instructor, with exercises easily modified, or built upon with the addition of a prop or a piece of...

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The Pilates Hundreds

The Pilates Hundreds

The Pilates HundredsThe Pilates Hundreds is an iconic Pilates exercise, one of Jospeh Pilates originals, to be precise. A flat, imprinted back against the mat, legs hovering above the floor, upper abs curled to lift the head and shoulders and finally, pumping the...

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Finding balance at the root

Finding balance at the root

Finding balance at the root, our feetDid you know there are 26 bones, 33 joints and over 200,000 nerve endings in the foot? Did you know there are also several fascial lines that connect at the base of the foot? Our feet are incredibly dynamic structures and how we...

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Introduction to Pilates

Introduction to Pilates

An Introduction to Pilates At first glance, Pilates can look intimidating. The equipment looks like something out of a S&M dungeon and we talk about strange things like pelvic floor and transversus abdominus. But once you take a class, you come to realize that...

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Movement is medicine

Movement is medicine

Using movement to heal "Movement is a medicine for creating change in a person’s physical, emotional, and mental states." – Carol Welch  I am a big believer that movement is medicine. Not just what movement does for our mental state (be it walking, dancing, Pilates or...

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Pilates for core

Pilates for core

Intermediate Pilates: Full Body ExtravaganzaPilates is best known for working the deepest muscles of the body. Finding that deep engagement benefits us in numerous ways, from better posture to less pain. In this Intermediate class, we start with the low abdominals and...

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