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Small apparatus

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There are quite ferverent opinions about the use of small apparatus such as rings and balls in the Pilates studio. Many will argue that if Joseph Pilates didn’t do it then neither should we. It’s just not Pilates otherwise. Then there’s me. I belong to the other crowd. I believe in the principles – one such being ‘centering’. Last week …

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Going off balance

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One of my favorite ways to work in Pilates is asymetrically. It is often very difficult to judge how strong or weak we are without some sort of benchmark or comparison. However, when I ask clients to compare right and left side strength during an exercice, eyes open wide and mouths drop. Working obliques is definitely a way to get …

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Spartacus 2016 : Battle of the Ardennes

Spartacus

Train on your own or train with us : we are doing this together! Contact us directly to join our group! Check out the event here : Battle of the Ardennes

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Open circuit training

The studio will be open each Sunday morning for open circuit training. Guidance regarding safetly and exercise procedure will be given, but these are un-coached sessions for clients to work independantly. Contact us for more information. Reservation is required. Here are some of the moves that inspire our workout : From MovNat : Overall Agility : Other toys include the …

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Studio7 Pilates

Sandy’s teaching is highly influenced by Feldenkrais and Franklin Methods, Katy Bowman’s Restorative Exercise, Erwan LeCorre’s MovNat as well as yoga teaching in the Desikachar tradition.

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The Who/What/When/Where and Why of Pilates

Who should do Pilates? (aside from the obvious ‘everyone’?) athletes : to improve performance and correct muscle imbalances people with limited mobility : to improve joint mobility, circulation, core functionality, breathing capacity and self-confidence pre/post natal woman : to prepare/repair pelvic floor health and core musculature none of the above? : improve body awareness, move and exercise with muscular efficiency, …

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Individual Sessions

Studio7 Pilates is equiped with a reformer, cadillac, ladder barrel and Exo Chair. Each machine is unique and yet continues to integrate many of the basic exercises as learned on the Mat. Why people choose to work on the equipment or the mat is varied : some like the variation of the exercises while others find accessibility to the machines …

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Group Mat Classes

The Mat is a great place to learn and master all of the fundamental Pilates movement techniques. You will learn how to find neutral spine, engage your core, hold a C-curve, stabilize your shoulder and pelvs, articulate your spine, utilize full breathing patterns and much more. Pilates requires concentration and control so learning these basics on the mat where there …

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