health care

Helping and Healing Through Pilates

Deborah Marcus entered the Pilates world in the 1980’s in New York City via teachers including Andre Bernard and Jean Claude West while pursuing a career as a dancer and choreographer.  She found her way to the Polestar Teacher Training in 2008 studying with Sherri Betz in Santa Cruz, CA., “It was an eye opening and […]Read More

Polestar Founder Highlight: Brent Anderson PT, PhD, OCS, NCPT

We sat down with Brent Anderson PT, PhD, OCS, NCPT founder of Polestar Pilates, to ask him a few questions.  Brent has been teaching for over 30 years and incorporates movement science, mindfulness, and human behavior in his work.  A fun fact about Brent is that he is a retired extracurricular pole vaulter! Polestar: What do […]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

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

Trending Superfoods: Just a Passing Fad?

Science Reveals the Truth Behind Turmeric With the modern cultural shift towards good health and nutrition, a few questions keep popping up: Should I take dietary supplements?  Do they really work or do they just end up passing through the body?  If I eat a healthy diet, why would I need supplements?  What’s the deal […]Read More

Knowing Your Clients Better: The Importance of Intake Forms

Ensuring a client’s safety should be one of our highest priorities when in the studio. For that to happen, we need to have a thorough understanding of our client’s personal medical history. We need to know what to do when presented with diagnoses or medications we are unfamiliar with and with reports of pain or discomfort. We also need to know what to do when something presents itself during a session. An Intake Form is the best way to digest and understand your client, know what needs to be modified and if you need to refer them to a medical practitioner before you work with them.Read More