Pilates for Men

One thing I always find perplexing is that many people think Pilates is primarily an exercise regime for women.

Joseph Pilates in his Eighties.

Nothing could be further from the truth: one look at Joseph Pilates in his eighties should be enough to convince anyone that a lifetime of Pilates exercises can keep that “beach body” worth showing off decades into their AARP membership. (In the snow, no less!)

So I really got a kick out of this video at Business Insider

 

It’s never too late to get started: we’re running a great Intro Special (’til the end of January: that’s very soon!), so sign up here today!

Educating the body

I’ve studied the body my whole life.

My first career began at the tender age of four when — like so very many four year olds — I was smitten with ballet. It continued until I retired from ballet at the (only slightly less tender) age of thirty-one; every day spent studying, learning, and fine tuning my body to be the instrument I needed it to be on stage.

My second and current career has had me delving even further into the intricacies of the body and its anatomy, studying the forces that affect and wear on it, the forces that cause aches and pains, and learning various methods to prevent and control the inevitable toll of years and years of gravity.

15 years of delving, studying, and learning later I’m still amazed at how much simply reeducating the body can make a difference in one’s well-being, and I’m even more amazed at the fact that the majority of people have never really learned anything practical about anatomy — what is good for it, and what isn’t.

It boggles my mind that as children we learn calculus, trigonometry, biology, grammar… the list goes on and on. Yet, the one thing that we carry with us (all while it carries us with it) our whole lives is barely touched on: our anatomy, and its alignment!

We never learn that proper scapula placement is important in preventing shoulder injuries later in life. We never learn the fact that balancing our muscle and fascia structure is integral to our body maintaining its strength and to preventing injury.

My poor kids get tired of their Mom telling them not to walk like ducks, to slide their shoulders down, to keep their spines long. I hope that one day, when they’re adults, they’ll look back and be happy that their nagging Mom just wanted to teach them something so invaluable that most people unfortunately only learn after many surgeries, or after suffering through lots of (avoidable) pain. If then!

It’s never too early to educate the body.

But the good news is: it’s also never too late.

January is the ideal time to find out what we can do for you: Our Intro Package of 3 private sessions is discounted to $150. This great deal is available on our scheduling system online [here].

 

Welcome to 2016: Intro Special!

As we enter the New Year we all have resolutions.

At centerAlign ours is to continue to help as many people as we can, and to educate everyone how proper alignment can benefit their health. What could be more important than good health? Most people don’t realize just how badly sitting (in front of computers, staring at their phones, and just driving around…) affects so much more than their spine.

Let us help you make a difference in how you feel. Everyday!

To this end we are welcoming new clients who would like to experience this difference.

Our Intro Package of 3 private sessions is discounted to $150 during January only. This great deal is available on our scheduling system online [here], or by using the Mindbody app.

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If using the app, look for “Welcome to centerAlign special!” to take advantage of this deal.

After purchase, you can schedule your appointments by emailing melanie@centeralign.com, or by filling out the form.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you make a difference. Everyday!