Fall back into your Pilates routine!

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Ladies, we hope the End Summer in Style challenge helped kick start your fall workout routine! It’s especially important to stay healthy during the approaching hectic and busy holiday season when you have little or no time to relax. We brainstormed a few simple tips to help you stay in shape this season:

1. Set goals and have a matching plan!: Your goals should be the basis of your plan. Register for classes at the studio at the beginning of every week to help you map out your most convenient workout times.

2. Everyone cheats… on their diet that is!: It’s bound to happen, you favorite seasonal meals always find a way to sneak into your next holiday party. Is there really a way to avoid them? Probably not, so enjoy a small taste of the things you like the most and limit your portions. Moderation is key!

3. Never forget to drink water!: Even though the weather is getting cooler and you might be less thirsty, it’s always a good idea to stay hydrated. Water gives you a sense of fullness and if you are properly hydrated you are less likely to overeat.

So what do you think?! Is there anything you are doing this upcoming holiday season to stay on top of your fitness game? We’d love to know!

Checking in on the Competition

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As the end of August is inching closer so are the final days of the End Summer in Style Challenge with prAna.  We are so proud of all the hard work that everyone has been putting into this and we hope you are all feeling very accomplished!  If you have your eyes on the prAna prize but are not in the lead, don’t you worry.  The competition isn’t over until August 31st, this can still be anybody’s game.  Remember, you can always go to more than one class a day🙂 Here is a little look at last week’s scoreboard..

Hydrate Your Health

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If you want to make the most out of your pilates workout, water is essential! A healthy amount of water consumption is approximately six to eight 8 ounce glasses of water a day, but if you are working out it needs to be more! By the time you recognize that you are thirsty your body is most likely already dehydrated! Water helps muscle development and gives you more energy during and after workouts. Don’t think you will be able to make drinking water a habit? No worries, we found a great tool to help you jump on the H20 bandwagon. Marking a water bottle with times throughout the day can be a great way to keep yourself on track.🙂

Source: Taralynn McNitt via Pinterest

Body in Motion and prAna Challenge you to End Summer in Style!

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As much as we love Summer time, it’s time to get your Body in Motion with free performance wear outfits from prAna! Are you up for summer’s most stylish challenge?! All you have to do is sign-up at the front desk, take as many classes as possible during the month of August, track your progress and enjoy the phenomenal results! You can even attend class more than once a day (hint, hint ;))!

The lucky winners most active participants will get the prizes below:

  • 1st prize: two prAna outfits of choice (top & bottom)
  • 2nd & 3rd: one prAna outfit of choice (top & bottom)
  • 4th & 5th: one prAna item of choice (top or bottom)

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness” -Joseph H. Pilates

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Pilates Play Date!

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Finding the motivation to stay active as a mom can be hard; trying to involve your kids can be even harder!  We know that attending our classes is routine for you (maybe even the best part of your day ;)), but it is time to teach your children what you already know – exercise is fun! We found some activities to do at home with your children that are fun, active, and engaging… they won’t even know it is good for them! Try these tips and let us know how well they worked out for you and your family.

Livestrong: Pilates Exercises for Kids

To keep exercising fun, rename the exercises with words your child can relate to or remember.

Modern Mom: Pilates Exercises for Kids

Pilates can help children grow stronger and improve their flexibility.

Stay Fit, Even During Summer Vacation

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Oh summer time! Sipping mai-tais and working on your tan sounds wonderful, right?! We know you’ve prepped for your beach body by going to class year round. So why give it up? Staying fit while on vacation will keep you focused and motivated for when you return.  We did a little research and found a few easier, hotel friendly pilates exercises for when you’re away at that much needed vacation! Bon voyage!

Let us know if any of these exercises from Self and Shape magazine worked for you!

 

Pilates “Pinspiration”

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We are loving the new Pinterest craze – from healthy recipes to cute workout gear to inspirational quotes – there are enough things to keep us pin-happy for hours. We’ve been especially inspired by the huge amount of Pilates focused pins, so we curated a small list of our favorites below.

If you’re on the site come pin with us here! And let us know – what are some of your favorite things you’ve found on Pinterest?

BASI Pilates™ Teacher Training Starts July 13th

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Have you ever thought about teaching Pilates? Do you desire to improve and deepen your personal Pilates practice? BASI Teacher Training might be for you! Classes start on July 13, 2012.

Body In Motion Pilates Studio is an official host site of Body Arts and Science International™ Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course as well as BASI Pilates™ Matwork Teacher Training Course founded by Rael Isacowitz.

BASI Pilates™ is recognized internationally for setting the highest standards in Pilates education.

Rael Isacowitz
founder of Body Arts and Science International™ (BASI)

Classes start on July 13, 2012. Space is limited so register early for the Comprehensive Teacher Training Course (CTTC) or for the Matwork Teacher Training Course (MTTC)!

For more information on the course, contact us Body In Motion.

The BASI Pilates™ Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course consists of thirteen modules which include lectures, observation and practical experience on apparatus.

 

 

 

The following are requirements of the program:

  • Attendance of all 12 modules
  • Personal study outside of the intensive weekends
  • Examination process including written assignments, practical test out and teacher test out
  • Up to 100 personal practice hours
  • Up to 100 hours of observation
  • Up to 200 hours of apprentice teaching

For more information visit the Teacher Training page on our site here.

Pilates – in 140 Characters or Less

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It’s no secret we love Pilates, and we know you do too! Lately we’ve been seeing the Pilates love spreading far and wide – even across Twitter. Whether going to or coming from a class, our tweeps have a lot to say about Pilates.

Celebrities have also been contributing to the Pilates chatter – from Khloe Kardashian to ESPN’s Jenn Brown – the stars love Pilates too!