Category: Pilates

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We're More than Just Ballet, We're Pilates

    Today I visited The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis at 1789 Kirby in East Memphis. I took a great mat class with Tamara Hoffmann. The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis teaches the STOTT PILATES® method mat and equipment classes - groups, privates, and semi-privates. Pilates is an excellent way to stay in shape, prevent injury, and improve alignment, balance and strength. The STOTT® method focuses on the five basic principles of Pilates: breathing, pelvic placement, ribcage... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 0 comments
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Why is there such emphasis on technique and form in Pilates? by certified instructor Lisa Clarkson

At the Pilates Centre, we’re often asked why there is so much emphasis on technique and form. I imagine that some may expect us to work on detail and technique simply because we’re associated with ballet and most instructors are current or former dancers. In reality, the form we strive for in Pilates is, simply put, for better health. For example, we often talk about “neutral posture” or “neutral spine” in Pilates. This idea is different for everyone, as we all have different shape and... Read More
Posted by Susan Moskop at Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 0 comments
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Why is Pilates good for you? by dancer/instructor Julie Niekrasz

I love teaching STOTT PILATES ® and seeing how it helps people of all ages and ranges of mobility. At the Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis , we have able-bodied clients who take Pilates to stay in shape, and we have clients who may be stiff and want more flexibility. With clients I have been with for a year or more, I am always ecstatic to witness their progress, whether it’s being able to hold no tension in their necks or finally accomplishing an advanced exercise. Is Pilates for you? Almost... Read More
Posted by Cynthia Saatkamp at Monday, August 27, 2012 | 0 comments
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