If you’ve heard of Pilates, then you’ve probably heard of the Pilates reformer – but have you ever heard about the Pilates Wunda chair?  If you’re looking for the next killer workout, the Wunda Chair is a small, but mighty piece…

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The elusive pelvic floor.  Maybe you’ve heard your instructor mention this before, or maybe this is an all new term.  Bear with me, but this piece of anatomy is important! You may not be aware of it, but it’s there, working…

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Holidays – they can be filled with fun times but with so much going on, it can also get stressful!   After a little research, we chose our favorite ideas to de-stress over the holidays.  Bottom line is the holidays…

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Haven’t started your online account? The front desk is always here to assist, but there are some perks to setting up your online account to manage your schedule here at Balance! Some perks include: easy class reservations, only a 12 hour…

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The book, The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg explains why habits exist and how they can be changed.   Taking insights from new advances in neuroscience and understanding about behavior,  Duhigg shows how habits shape our world, from how businesses are run to…

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As funny as this article “12 Thoughts You Have During Your First Pilates Class” (written by Lauren Mazzo for Shape.com) may be, this is exactly why we have our Introductory Private lesson and Introductory Private packages! No one likes getting…

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Summer is the season of travel!  It’s a great time – full of all sorts of fun activities, change of routines, and new experiences that feed the mind and body.   Although adding outdoor adventures and new movement to our…

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Happy Pilates Day! Here at balance, we teach Classical Pilates, but what does that actually mean?  Our recent guest teacher, Shari Berkowitz, has a whole blog post devoted to this same question.  Below we picked out some highlights from her…

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Your favorite song comes on, and there’s an instant rush of happiness and energy.  We all know this feeling, and now studies also show how music and emotions are linked. From the Psychology Today blog, The Athlete’s Way, written by Christopher Bergland,…

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Last year we hosted Benjamin Degenhardt,  a master Pilates teacher and founder of  360° Pilates in NYC, for a weekend of workshops.   As part of his continued mission to inspire “people to take care of their physical fitness and health—and…

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