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Pilates as a Metaphor for Life

Pilates is a method of exercise that is synonymous with core strengthening, but is that all that is really involved?  Joseph Pilates originally intended for his method to become a way of life.  Let’s take a look at what makes a Pilates session different from most other forms of exercise and how this can carry over into our daily life.Breathing

Pilates for a Happy Back and a Rockin' Core

It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.

Feelin' the Love at the PJCC (Blink and 10 years go by)

“Blink!... Blink!” ordered my ophthalmologist.  Two ophthalmologists checked my eyes for nearsightedness, complete with the eternal question, “Which is better? One? Or two?” Turns out I needed a daily dose of eye drops, especially working in windy Foster City. Otherwise I could see perfectly fine.


Letting the CAT outta the BAG!

202 miles ran 1st week of "5000 Miles for the Big 50!"

202 miles ran 1st week of "5000 Miles for the Big 50!"

Suncoast Pilates named "Best Pilates Studio" Tampa Bay 2013

Our studio Suncoast Pilates is proud to be named Tampa Bay area's "Best Pilates Studio" 2013 

Watch less. Do more!

Making time for a home practice

Yoga before mommyhood is competely different from yoga after mommyhood. No more running out th door to get to whatever class I can hit. No more staying at the studio after hours to get my practice in, regardess of time. These days, my yoga mat is often covered with stuffed animals and Dora blanket.  Ashtanga yoga is my main practice, and I've always had a home practice, but it's getting harder and harder to fit everything in a day, and get more than five hours of sleep.

Patricia Massey Welter featured in Pilates Intel

Suncoast Pilates Owner Patricia Massey Welter is featured in this week's Pilates Intel online newsletter