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Pilates and Electric Cars, The Similarities

Pilates is good for Humans = Good for Humanity

At first glance, this seems like a stretch. How can EV’s and Pilates share a blog post or anything, really?  In reality, we attempt to do things in life that we think will have a positive impact on others, the earth, and sure, maybe ourselves a little also.  For all of California’s shortcomings, exceedingly high taxes, fires, expensive housing, (and the list goes on), it’s a leader in Electric Vehicles, both in incentives and charging infrastructure. It’s also a leader in Progressive style Pilates. So what are the similarities, or how can you even mention the two in the same breath. Look at it this way…The human body, as it ages, will go through maladies, injuries, and old age. The longer we live, the more challenges we will have, most issues stemming from lack of strength and flexibility. So what can help with that? We know that a balance of good nutrition, especially as we age is hugely helpful. Pilates himself noted, “You’re only as old as your Spine.” (I paraphrase here). So we’re clear here, we age, we deal with more injuries as we age, we can only take PT for so long, and the long term solution to a better, healthier, stronger body is Pilates mixed with a healthy diet. Got it. No brainer.

EV’s good for Environment = Good for Humanity

The electric car and Mother Earth. Now without making this a blog about hugging trees (which you should all try at some point), one simply has to look around and without reading every science paper dedicated to proving or disproving our current environmental changes, one need only experience a super-storm, a SoCal fire or one of the many devastating hurricanes that hit the world each year to know that something is up, and it’s real. So if the body can suffer if abused…and the planet can suffer if abused can Pilates and EV’s actually help?  Well, you decide. As for me? I’ll keep driving clean, and teasering my way to bliss. I hope you’ll consider it too!

Pilates Sports Center, The People, The Place

We post a lot about the sheer awesomeness of being a part of Pilates Sports Center, because it’s not just a Pilates studio with an owner, or two owners. It’s a place where people who care deeply about one another and their clientele get to spend quality time together working, healing, laughing and sometimes… Keep Reading »

Common Problems and Protocols Workshop for Pilates Instructors

It’s not very often that PSC Founders, Kelli Altounian and Dr. Andromeda Stevens host and teach the entire Common Problems and Protocols comprehensive workshop. That’s for good reason…it’s a monster to teach. Last year they hosted the workshop at their studio in Encino, and many Pilates professionals came to learn this extensive… Keep Reading »

Pilates and Politics, Are They Similar?

The Political season is in full force. Sides are lining up, the voices are rising and the emotions are boiling. So, just for fun, let’s do some comparisons, shall we? Let’s look at the top 3 reasons that Pilates can be synonymous with politics.

Politics AND Pilates are addicting. Yes. This is absolutely true. But… Keep Reading »

What is the PSC Master Training Program?

We are looking for Pilates studio owners interested in learning how to host and teach the Pilates Sports Center’s Teacher Training program in their own studios. We offer a turnkey comprehensive education program that will allow you to operate a profitable Teacher Training program for years to come. Our current Master Trainers… Keep Reading »

The Virtues of Comprehensive Pilates Education

We have titled this blog, “The Virtues of Comprehensive Pilates Education” because we live in an era of Pilates where Pilates education can be confusing for people seeking to become Pilates Professionals. If someone is new to the industry and has little experience in our world, finding a good, comprehensive… Keep Reading »

Scoliosis Facts

Idiopathic Scoliosis: (unknown cause)

Scoliosis most often occurs between ages 10-15.
It affects 7 girls for each boy.

What Medical Doctors Typically Recommend (watch and wait is a colossal mistake!)

0-10˚ – No scoliosis detected
10-25˚ – Regular observation – curves can get out of control quickly during a growth spurt – dont wait!
25-40˚ – Bracing – not all braces are equal!
50+˚ – Spinal… Keep Reading »

Teaser Around The World – Pilates on Vacation

PSC co-founder, Andromeda Takes Teaser Worldwide!

 

 

Years ago, Andromeda Stevens, Pilates Sports Center co-Founder began taking photos of herself holding “Teaser” poses in countries and cities all around the world. Her Teaser poses have visited the Galapagos Islands, Yosemite, Europe, and literally countless states. We… Keep Reading »

Pilates for Cyclists

My fascination (as well as other trainers here at Pilates Sports Center) began nearly six years ago. Without giving away too many of my age details, my first purchase of a bike as an adult was to celebrate my 40th birthday. Dang…you can probably figure out that math! It started out with a simple… Keep Reading »

Can You Really Work Out in Bed?

Although it may seem unusual, there are some legitimate reasons why people might want to exercise in bed. Before you dismiss the possibility out of hand, consider the following scenarios:

–You are staying in a hotel without a fitness center or a pool, and you are quite unfamiliar with the area. You don’t want to miss… Keep Reading »

Learn More About Becoming a Master Pilates Trainer

Pilates Sports Center hosts a Master Trainer Intensive each February. It is there that we welcome qualified Pilates Studio owners and teachers into the PSC family. In the past decade we have added 40 new partners from all over the world. Each studio hosts their very own PSC Pilates Education Program and reap great rewards… Keep Reading »

5 Pilates Video Workouts to Better Your Body

Pilates is a superior method of exercise, flexibility and strength. Because of its emphasis on correct positioning for effectiveness, it is always recommended to begin Pilates training with in-person classes under the guidance of a well-trained Pilates teacher. Pilates instructors are specially trained to evaluate and correct body alignment and positioning so that exercises are… Keep Reading »