Classical Pilates

Fast-Food vs Gourmet Pilates: Which one is right for you?

Fast-Food vs Gourmet Pilates: Which one is right for you?

You’ve decided that after years of chasing the photoshopped, idealized perfect body that magazine covers and commercials are made of and you still don’t look like the swimsuit model on Sports Illustrated, and their specialized diet didn’t work to put the numbers on the scale you hoped to see, that the quick-fix is probably not the answer.

So, Pilates it is! Pilates doesn’t promise a quick-fix, so the studio you go to shouldn’t promise one either.

Pilates doesn’t promise the best arms, abs, back, buns, and thighs. Shocking right?!?!?! If you want quality Pilates, look for a studio that isn’t just about your parts, you’re not a car.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you won’t get those things by doing Pilates. The side effect of a consistent Pilates practice is absolutely amazing muscle tone, improved flexibility and incredible posture, relieving you of the aches and pains that poor posture lends itself to. Ridding you of the cranky back, neck, and hips. You will find muscles in places you didn’t know existed with names you can’t pronounce. That’s just the way it is, Pilates makes you stronger, enables you to really get off the couch and live your life, keeping you functional and strong until you’re very, very, very, very old.

So now let’s break it down, which studio is right for you? How much should it cost?

March MATness

March MATness

March is just a few days away, and Janae Luxe Pilates is going to participate in March MATness!  What is March MATness, you ask?  Each day in the month of March we are going to try to post a picture doing one exercise from the list of exercises in the Classical Mat Pilates series.  It's a social media project started by Benjamin Degenhardt the owner of 360 Pilates.  Using the power of hashtags we will be showing our love of Pilates to the world!

3 Ways To Check Your Plank Form

3 Ways To Check Your Plank Form

The Plank exercise is one of the best total body exercises that one can do.  We’ve all heard that, and it’s totally true.  The problem with the plank, is that no matter how many times we look at that photo, it’s still a really hard exercise to get RIGHT!  When it’s right, it’s challenging.  When it’s wrong, it’s challenging AND painful!  The plank should be tough, it’s working your core, your arms, your thighs, your shoulders, not to mention those weak little wrists that start burning a few seconds in.

 

It really doesn’t matter if you do your plank on your knees, or you toes.  If you can’t lift your knees off of the ground, that’s ok.  Keep working on your knees, you’ll build the strength eventually.  If your wrists hurt because you’ve got an injury, it’s perfectly fine to do your planks on your elbows.  If you are able to do them on your hands, you’re going to get that arm workout that you won't get if you’re on your elbows.

 

So how do you get it right without someone like me standing over you, poking and pushing and pulling your body into the perfect plank?

Welcome Our New Instructor Hannah

Welcome Our New Instructor Hannah

Janae Luxe Studio is so happy to introduce an amazing addition to the team, Hannah Snyder! She's been teaching Pilates for 10 years and she's a standout, Classical Pilates instructor. She will be available for sessions Tuesday and Thursday 730am-2pm.

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