• Posted by Debbie Ross 12 Sep
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What is Pilates anyway?

Developed in the 1920’s by legendary physical trainer Joseph H. Pilates, The Pilates Method is an exercise system which focuses on strength, core stability and flexibility to build more defined, longer, leaner muscles. The Pilates Method consists of over 500 specific exercises and can be done on a mat or using specialized equipment designed to
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  • Posted by Debbie Ross 24 Aug
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Meet the Instructor: Stephanie

Where are you from?    I was born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Favorite food to prepare or eat? I absolutely love making any type of chicken dish, but my heart will always lie with pizza. Favorite sport or favorite sports team? In true Canadian fashion, I love hockey.  My favourite team is the
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  • Posted by Debbie Ross 29 Jul
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July Inspiration of the Month: Josie

How did you get started at the studio? I had taken a few pilates mat classes at a local gym and a studio.I really enjoyed them but felt I was not getting the full benefit of the pilates method of exercise. I read several health  articles promoting the pilates method in alleviating pain and discomfort.
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  • Posted by Debbie Ross 25 Jul
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Help Wanted: Office Manager – Apply by 8/6

We’re hiring!!  We are currently seeking a Part-Time Studio Manager to facilitate growth and manage day to day studio operations. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, have good administrative skills and have experience in sales and customer care. Marketing experience is an asset. Qualifications Strong sales background is preferred Able to maintain an acceptable level
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  • Posted by Debbie Ross 18 Jul
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Meet the Instructor: Jenn

Where are you from? Thunder Bay Favorite food to prepare or eat?  Thai or Indian Cuisine Favourite sport? cross-country skiing Why did you choose to practice pilates? First tried it out with some co-workers, loved it and got hooked right away. Why did you become an instructor? A friend of mine owns her own pilates
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  • Posted by Debbie Ross 14 Jul
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Lower Crossed Syndrome

Monday,  I wrote about a postural condition called Upper Crossed Syndrome which affects the upper part of the body, namely the neck, upper back, chest and shoulder areas. Today’s society is plagued by postural imbalances due to the amount of time we spend sitting. As with the upper body, the lower body can also be adversely
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  • Posted by Debbie Ross 11 Jul
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Do you sit at a desk all day?

New exercisers often begin a fitness program with the emphasis on developing cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and flexibility without much attention paid to achieving and maintaining good posture and proper body alignment. Many fitness enthusiasts may be completely unaware of faulty movement patterns caused by muscle imbalances resulting from habitual faulty posture. One such condition
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