Core Strength in Pilates: What You Need to Know

Every time I see “core strength” as a goal, I wonder what it means to the client. Truth is, this goal does not reveal as much as you might think. Here’s what you need to know before you start working on core strength with your clients.Read More

Generosity & The Business of Pilates

Keep a generous spirit even or especially when the stresses of our lives make us withdraw, contract, and pull back. Sharing opens your heart to others, and people will love and remember you for it.Read More

Graduate Highlight : Steffi Jauw of Polestar Pilates Asia – Jakarta Indonesia

One of my best friends – who was in the process of taking her exam – introduced me to Polestar. She raved about how great it was and highly recommended it to me. Pilates is for EVERYBODY! I love how Polestar teaches us to adapt our cues & teaching to fit our clients’ needs. Whether our client is post-injury & in need of a little extra attention, or you have a client who is very athletic & is using Pilates to enhance their performance – Polestar Pilates provides!Read More

Fascia in Pilates

Being aware of what fascia is and where it is located is a great start to incorporating our understanding of it in movement education and science. Have you also ever wondered why continuously stretching what you think to be muscle tissue doesn’t consistently yield results in you or your clients? Perhaps it’s not the muscles that need impacting but a fascial restriction that is producing sensations of tightness, restriction, or rigidity. How do you address this? I propose a whole body movement integration session with manual therapy, movement, or a combination of the two. Read More

Educator Highlight: Nichole Anderson, NCPT

Polestar Educator Nichole Anderson has been teaching for 10 years. Her first comprehensive was with Bob Schroedter and Cynthia McGee LaPortilla in 2004. Nichole began as a Polestar Mentor under Educators Amy Broekemeier and Dannielle Holder in Salt Lake City, Utah where she taught group and private Pilates from 2010 – 2016. She has assisted […]Read More

Runners Knee: The Science Behind Injury and Prevention

Runners Knee – Discover the science behind the injury and how to prevent and treat PFPS. Many of our online followers have been asking us about patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), more commonly known as runner’s knee.  What is it?  What exercises can prevent it?  What exercises can treat it?  With the abundance of conflicting information […]Read More