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Polestar Grads Where are they Now? Mara Sievers’ Pilates Encyclopedia

  “We all know that we can choose from the following variations for Footwork on the Reformer: Heels parallel, V-position with heels on the bar, point and flex (tendon stretch), running (prancing, walking), prehensile (wrapping) and a few others. But why would you choose one over the other? Which variation is best for which type […]Read More

Graduate Highlight: Mara Sievers

“What really matters is that we feel good and that we can live our lives to the fullest. If we apply it correctly, Pilates is the tool to get there. It’s the best tool I know.” – Mara Sievers Mara Sievers is a Polestar Graduate, Practitioner and the creator of the Pilates Encyclopedia.  Read our interview with Mara and […]Read More

From Pilates to Neuroscience – This Instructor Has Us Inspired

We interviewed Polestar Educator Kate Strozak MSc, LMT, NCPT of Chicago,  Illinois.  Not only is Kate a leader in Pilates education in Chicago and the Mid-West she is also a Runity coach, Oov educator and JB-MFR trained.  Kate is a contributor for Polestar Life Weekly (check out her blogs on Neuroplasticity, Fascia, Healthcare and Pilates […]Read More

Polestar Graduate Highlight: Vennesa Leopold

We sat down with Polestar graduate Vennesa Leopold to learn about her Pilates practice, teaching and what she does outside the studio! Polestar Pilates: What do you love about teaching? VL: I have a passion and heart for people. I love getting to know them and helping them get the most out of life. I […]Read More

Polestar Community Testimonial: Love From Beijing

We love hearing from our Polestar community about their Pilates journey and training. Check out this recent testimonial from Polestar community member Gamze Gunay from Bejing!   I remember the times I was working hard until the late hours at the office. No matter if it was the night or weekend, or even a holiday, I was […]Read More

Pilates is for Every Body

Together, Amelia and Erica designed a program for me to start with very simple stretching and range of motion movements. In discovering how my muscles worked, we were able to design a program that would help improve my core strength and my balance. Emphasis on balance because I have been known to fall and I am not able to get up without help.Read More