Self Reliance

At The Pilates Studio our mission goes beyond the studio walls. We're dedicated to helping you integrate what you learn and experience through your Pilates sessions into your

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Cathy Lawlor

Cathy Lawlor Polestar® Pilates Instructor Cathy became interested in Pilates as a means of exercising and aging gracefully. As she continued her practice, she not only noticed improvements

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Maureen Shea

Maureen SheaShe/Her/Elle | Polestar® Pilates InstructorMovement integration is at the heart of Maureen’s movement teaching and practice. She has taught Pilates since 2004, originally training with Jacqueline Ethier

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How To Take The Boredom Out Of Planks

Planks are a favorite in the fitness world, and there is no question why.  They are the superfood of exercises- densely packed with benefits.In its purest form, a

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Here’s a Quick Way to Improve Wrist Strength

One of the best ways to build muscle and bone strength on the mat is weight bearing exercises.  The trouble is, wrists.Wrists commonly complain when they are called

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How to Fast Track Your Way To Mastering The Roll Over

The Roll Over is a challenging and complicated pilates mat exercise.  Once you have a good amount of spinal mobility, and abdominal control the roll over becomes a

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Here’s a Quick Way to Give Your Neck Some TLC

First it was good ole’ fashion mental stress.Followed by upper cross syndrome. Then we added text neck, and Laptop-itis to the problem. And just recently we have the Zoom hunch

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Don’t Try Squats Without Doing These 3 Exercises First

Dormant butt, Dead Butt or Gluteal Amnesia. All unfortunate terms used to describe the same thing: weak glutes. Whether we sit most of the day or only stick

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3 Easy Twists For A Happy Spine

A lack of thoracic spine mobility means that the lumbar spine, pelvis, shoulders and surrounding muscles all compensate to allow you to move how you want to move.

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How I Swapped Painkillers for Pilates

Janice, a 69-year-old retail supervisor, was fit, active and passionate about her job. When a back injury prevented her from working and made the simplest tasks difficult and

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