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Did you know that you can take what you learn in Pilates to the bedroom? In this post, Maria discusses the benefits of Pilates for your sex life and gives you some exercises to spice up your game!


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Sound Byte!

Listen to Maria on Contact Talk Radio... “It’s All About The Pelvis Baby: Pilates and Sex”  Click Here To Listen...

Want to really amp up your workout? Try a Pilates Equipment class.  The use of spring resistance will add intensity and give you the kind of variety you need to keep coming back. How does the Pilates Equipment work?


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People ask me when they sign up for their first Pilates lesson “How often should I do Pilates?”  My response is usually, “That depends on what kind of results you want.”  You can reduce back pain with one session. You can relieve stress at the end of a long week with one session as well.  But if you want to get a six pack, run a marathon without injury, get back into pre-baby shape, or simply tone up some flab...


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Have you ever wondered in the middle of an exercise how much weight you are actually pushing or pulling?  Or how much assistance you’re really getting from those springs?


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As Pilates and movement teachers, we all have instructional cues - words or phrases we use to help our clients “get” it. I’ve often been told my cues are very “colorful” and that I should share them with others ... So I’ve assembled this Library of Cues that I have developed over the years that almost always get results. I call them “Maria’s Funny Names for Things.”


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Confession #1: I Married an Ectomorph.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my husband.  We have a great relationship but sometimes, just sometimes I wish he would stuff it ... literally! You see, my husband is a true Ectomorph -- thin, fast metabolism, can eat anything and not gain weight, drops 5 pounds with just 20 minutes of cardio. It can be frustrating for me -- a curvy Italian...


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Private sessions are one-on-one. Just you and a trainer focused completely on you! Whether you're a skilled Pilates pro or a total newbie, Private sessions will give you the most bang for your buck!   


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We’ve all got it.  It’s often a result of stress or sleeping “funny” (stomach sleepers ... stop it now!)  But one of the biggest culprits is forward head posture, sometimes called “Pigeon Head.”


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Want the Perfect Teaser? Do you have that client who can’t straighten their legs in supine? Who cramps every time they do a bridge? The good news is that these bodies are actually performing exactly as they should.  It’s the Two Joint Muscle that is causing the difficulty … and it’s supposed to! 


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I don’t think of myself as a “crunchy-granola” type. People don’t describe me as very zen. I’ve never been one to be “in the moment.”  But…  I absolutely LOVE New Year’s Eve. It’s my favorite holiday and for a very zen reason:


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One of Joseph Pilates' ultimate goals was to have everyone in the world integrate his movement principles into everything they do. So this month, I've been asking all my clients "Are you paying attention to these Pilates principles while shoveling snow?"


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I am an information junkie. I can’t remember the last time I read an actual book but I spend countless hours every week pouring over trade journals, blogs, newsletter, videos, podcasts, and apps

Want to know where I go for my info?  Here are my Top 10 Go-To Resources, delivered right to your inbox!


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Each month our HOME page features some great Pilates, TRX and BOSU exercises to try on your own or in your studio!  Access the Exercise Archive to try them again and again!


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I have always gravitated toward male clients and they seem to respond to me. Now not to alienate the 60% of my clientele that are women but … my workouts with men often include more exercises, move faster with less explanation and a more “athletic” focus. It’s especially gratifying to see a man walk into my studio hunched over with chronic back pain and have him walk out standing tall, without pain.


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Video Byte!

Watch Maria’s TV Appearance on The Rhode Show -- RI’s local morning show. 

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Did you amaze your friends when you were a child by performing tricks like putting your feet behind your head or popping your joints out? Did you ever refer to yourself as “double jointed?” If so, you may be hypermobile.


Simply put: Hypermobility is the ability to move joints beyond the normal range of motion.


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