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Which cleaners to use on your Pilates equipment and when
Cleaning your Pilates equipment is hugely important for the look of your studio, the feel of each exercise, and the safety of your clients.  There are four different cleaning solutions I recommend for your equipment.  I prefer using all of these in spray form with a microfiber cloth. Water Plain water from your tap is… Continue reading → The post Which cleaners to use on your Pilates equipment and when appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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Is the story you’re telling actually yours?
In the last 12 months I’ve experimented with the way I teach more than usual. And I’m not going to lie, after years of trying to teach exactly like those who I admired it took all the courage I had to feel ok in going ‘rogue’ and to go searching for my own story. I’ve… Continue reading → The post Is the story you’re telling actually yours? appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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Teaching from Empowerment
I have always felt that Pilates has empowered me both physically and mentally and I hope to transmit that to my clients and students. It doesn’t have to be all depth all the time and a session should obviously not be psychoanalysis, but the truth is that sometimes, a session may lead to a heart-to-heart… Continue reading → The post Teaching from Empowerment appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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Pilates for Paddlers
Sometimes you just have to go with the flow. Water is not always predictable, and conditions change day to day. As a whitewater kayaker for over fifteen years, I have learned it is important not only to condition the body to paddle, but also the mind.  Not only do the water levels change, but the… Continue reading → The post Pilates for Paddlers appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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How to Replace Your Footbar Padding
After years of footwork in parallel, your footbar padding will get worn down.  This may look like you’ve got two indentations and if your feet are on the bar it’s very, very hard in just those two spots because you can feel the metal beneath your heels. (Note: When I talk about footbar padding I’m… Continue reading → The post How to Replace Your Footbar Padding appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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