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Awareness is a primary Pilates movement principle. How would you define Awareness in your studio? As teachers, we tend to our clients’ bodies, aware of how they feel on any given day. One of the first things we often ask our clients is, “How do you feel today?” As they take their first step into the studio our keen eye notices gait and demeanor. This prepares us for teaching the session ahead, before we even start. By continuously checking in throughout each class and session, we become more aware of his or her strengths, limitations, and imbalances.  Read More

 

 

Ron Fletcher scared the crap out of me. I was standing before him in a freezing cold dance room in Philadelphia. He was stern; the people closest to him did everything he said to the letter and I was trying to hide in the back. I had no chance. Read More

 

This past May, the PMA Pilates Certification Program achieved accreditation from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). This was very exiting for all of us, and especially for those who have maintained their PMA certification for many years. NCCA accreditation gives the PMA credential a validation that positions it alongside other accredited certifications in the fitness industry.  Read More

 

By Kyria Sabin, PMA®-CPT, Director of Fletcher Pilates® as presented in the August 2012 PMA Newsletter Read More

 

The longer I teach this work, the more important I realize it is to give each client a sense of independence and ownership of their body. Within the context of a private session, it's about doing and saying less to allow each client the space to deepen their movement awareness so they may take this with them, beyond the studio setting. It's about constantly editing my choices of exercises, cues and hands-on techniques so that the client is left with a sense of self-accomplishment and having learned at least one new way of experiencing movement in their everyday lives. . Read More

 

Pilates history! Ron Fletcher speaking about BREATH on the Phil Donahue show, over 3 decades ago. Read More

 

We breathe more than 20,000 times every day. It is the first thing we do when we are born and the last thing we do before we die. While this vital injection of oxygen into our bodies occurs most of our day on autopilot, conscious breathing can have a significant positive impact on virtually all bodily functions. In their respective books, both Ron Fletcher and Joseph Pilates discuss the importance of learning how to breathe fully and completely, through active inhalation and exhalation and the resulting wide-ranging benefits for both your overall health and energy. Read More

 

Both Ron and Joe expressed the importance of moving the body in a dynamic, precise and graceful way. This approach elevates a movement practice to a higher level of fulfillment for both the student and the teacher. Read More

 

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