What is Sciatica

Sciatica causes a disabling pain that is felt in the buttocks and oftentimes down the back of the leg. It can either be referred from the lower back or the sciatic nerve may be compressed by the piriformis muscle in the buttocks region. Either way, there is too much...

Pilates for the Biker

PILATES  is a great addition to the fitness program for all motorcyclists because it offers support and stability for all the joints in the body, length and strength for the muscles and increases the postural endurance needed for those long, lovely rides. As fun as...

Pilates and Running

Running is an awesome sport, but like many sports, it does come with its fair share of injuries.  Pilates can help balance out the many different muscle imbalances that runners  suffer from. The most common running injuries are definitely shin splints, iliotibial band...

Can Pilates Make you Taller?

Why is it that people who have been practicing pilates for a while notice they are actually TALLER than they were before?  It’s all about their new and improved posture.  Simply standing up taller rather than slouching will add more inches when measuring your...

Pilates for Flat Feet

Pronating too much, or having flat feet, may contribute to foot pain, knee pain, hip pain or back pain.  Whether you are a pilates participant or a pilates instructor, there are some great exercises to help promote great foot control. The most common biomechanical...