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Upholstery Repair 101
One of my absolute favorite feelings is running my hands over brand new vinyl.  The clean, smooth, and uniquely soft feeling of Reformer upholstery is so satisfying, like new car smell. Conversely, cracked, ripped and dented upholstery can make the whole machine feel old.  No matter how much scrubbing, dusting, and tuning you might do… Continue reading → The post Upholstery Repair 101 appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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How to clean your Wooden dowels and Push-Through Bars
There is nothing less glamorous than picking up your wooden roll-down bar, push-through bar, or gondola pole and feeling your palms stick to the surface.  Yuck! Learn from my mistake: I once spent thirty minutes with some steel wool on a roll-down bar only to end with an ugly, bare piece of wood and a… Continue reading → The post How to clean your Wooden dowels and Push-Through Bars appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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How to Care for Leather Straps
Classical leather straps like Joseph Pilates used on his Reformers are a staple in many studios around the world. For these studios, special care should be taken to ensure the leather remains safe throughout the life of the Reformer.  If you have leather straps on your Reformers, here’s how to avoid the trauma of broken… Continue reading → The post How to Care for Leather Straps appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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Cool Bananas! An Easy Amazing “Ice Cream” Ingredient
Ever heard of the term, “Cool Beans!”? I’d like to change your mind this summer to, “Cool Bananas!”   Not only are bananas a portable, nutritious and an all around amazing fruit, they can be your best friend when trying to beat the heat this summer! Here are two super easy protein rich, paleo, vegetarian… Continue reading → The post Cool Bananas! An Easy Amazing “Ice Cream” Ingredient appeared first on Balanced Body Blog.
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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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