We set the bar high and stick to it
Topics that will be offered to students on August 13-14 in Riga are in demand and are required to study under the International Pilates University Fitness4you program. Pilates is not…

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Fitness club classes
To achieve good and stable results, it is recommended to perform exercises regularly, at least once or twice a week. It is difficult to expect a quick disposal of extra…

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Pilates using the CORE Band
Today, a group lesson in the Pilates system is very different from the same class several years ago, because a lot of new equipment has appeared - rings, balls, rubber…

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musculoskeletal system

Causes of burnout

Speaking about the reasons, in general, three areas are distinguished. This is an individual psychological area when a person has a strong desire to surrender to this stress. The second sphere – socio-psychological or social – is pressure from the outside: various fashion trends, some kind of social norms, requirements at work, the spirit of the times. For example, it is believed that every year you need to go on a trip and if I can’t do this, then I don’t correspond to the people living at this time with their lifestyle. This pressure can be carried out in a latent form, and it can result in burnout.

More dramatic requirements are, for example, the requirements of extended working hours. Today, a person processes and does not receive payment for this, and if he does not, he is fired. Permanent refining is the inherent cost of the capitalist era in which Austria, Germany and, probably, Russia also live. Continue reading

One meeting – two different experiences

Willow Mazzoleni:
If someone tried to explain to me what I should expect from my first meeting with Mary Bowen, I would never have believed it. So it is, and to this day, it is something like a journey through its own back streets.

I first met Mary at her Workshop in Zurich on how to “free the spine” and “Pilates plus Psycho”. Her unusual way of showing respect for the needs of the body, by releasing all its parts along its entire length, was directly related to me. From the very first meeting, I saw how much we need to allow ourselves to RELEASE so that the Pilates technique begins to work miracles. In just a few minutes, Mary changed people’s postures with the right, in a word, the right touch or just the right intention. How she succeeded was a real mystery for me, and it became interesting for me to learn more about all this!

A year later, from the first meeting with Mary, my friend, Katya Smirnova, invited me to share my experience – to work together for three days under the guidance of Mary Bowen at her home in Northampton, USA. Then my Pilates got involved in something that I would not believe existed. Continue reading

A Guide for the Beginner Pilates Trainer

A healthy lifestyle, self-development are concepts that have closely entered our lives. The profession of a Pilates teacher becomes more and more popular. No wonder, because it combines a lot of positive qualities.

My activity for about 10 years has been related to the training of professionals in the craft, called the teaching of Pilates. I often have to deal with people who have just started their career in the profession and answer questions related to choosing a School, topic, seminar, building a curriculum taking into account all components – from financial capabilities to the time frame.

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Pilates using a Stretch-eze
Stretch-eze® is the invention of a Pilates teacher from the United States, a former professional dancer, Kimberly Dye, who was praised in 2007 for fitness and travel products. Stretch-eze® is…

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"Survival Strategy" in long flights with Pilates
The last few years I had to spend a lot of time on airplanes, quite often flights were long (8-10 hours) and at first I carried them quite hard. And…

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Pilates using the CORE Band
Today, a group lesson in the Pilates system is very different from the same class several years ago, because a lot of new equipment has appeared - rings, balls, rubber…

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Gym Activities
The gym attracts many, both beginners and professional athletes. As a rule, people starting to practice want to immediately see the result of their work. But, as practice shows, the…

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