We are half way through January! At this point, some of us might be revisiting our New Year’s resolutions and goals to see how we are doing thus far. Whether your goal was to move more, eat less, be kinder, slow down, or some combination of these, it’s still very early in the year to … Continue reading Exercise of the Month: Leg Pull Front
Our first featured instructor of 2017 is Iona Ruiter. Iona is a champ in all sense of the word! She just gave birth to her second child (10lbs 3oz 100% naturally!) this past month and taught classes up until right before she delivered her sweet little daughter. Although she was never a fan of working out, … Continue reading January’s Featured Instructor: Iona Ruiter
Happy New Year! For most people, January 1st is a time for us to set new goals, new aspirations and resolutions for the upcoming year. It is a time of refresh and blank slates. It is a time when people push themselves to try new things and jump past the boundaries of comfort zones. If … Continue reading Happy New Year From Pilates in East!
When I stumbled upon my first Pilates class in 2007, never would I have expected that this newfound passion had the potential to turn into a career! With the instructor leading the class through so many intricate moves and using a wide variety of anatomical cues, becoming an instructor was far from the realm of … Continue reading Turn Your Pilates Passion into a Profession
Yoga and Pilates are often used in the same breath – or clumped together as the same style of workout. However, take a couple classes at a local studio and you will immediately notice that there are a few key differences between these two great workouts. The Similarities: Both Pilates and Yoga share the focus … Continue reading Pilates vs. Yoga: What’s the difference?
Here in West Michigan, summer is in full swing. Some locals are soaking in the heat – others are hunkering down in the AC and counting down the days until fall. Regardless of which category you fall under, nothing says summer like grilling, s'moores and of course, cool drinks/smoothies. One of my personal favorite ways … Continue reading Spice Up Your Post-Workout Smoothie!
Pilates was the brainchild of Joseph Pilates in 1912 when he found himself at an internment camp at the outbreak of World War 1. What began as a way for him to help fellow internees to regain strength and health has grown into a workout that is known, used and loved around the world. With … Continue reading Professional Athletes Finding Pilates as Effective Off-Season Training
As the weather heats up here in West Michigan, many locals are gearing up for summer and heading to the local beaches and pools. Coincidentally, this month’s featured reformer exercise at Pilates in East is "Breaststroke." While this is a Pilates move that shares the same name as a swim stroke, it is also an … Continue reading Breaststroke: More than a swimming move
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