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Mr. Pilates

Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. Living in England at the outbreak of WWI, Pilates was interned as an “enemy alien.” During his time in the internment camp, he developed a fitness regime for himself and his fellow prisoners. At the end of the war he returned to Germany, where his fitness method, […]

STOTT and Classical Pilates – What’s the Difference?

Bern Pilates is a fully equipped STOTT Pilates studio in New Bern, NC, and our clients often ask us about the differences between the many methods of Pilates that exist today.  While there are several different methods being practiced, for our purposes here, we will focus on STOTT Pilates versus Classical Pilates.  Although each derives […]

Why the Reformer?

The Reformer.  You’ve heard of it but aren’t quite sure what it is.  It’s a hefty machine that consists of a sliding carriage rigged with springs, bars and straps. You lie, kneel, stand and sit on the Reformer to create a balanced body and strong core — or “powerhouse,” as creator Joseph Pilates called it. […]

Pilates: It’s Not Just for Girls

Pilates may have gotten the reputation of being a girly workout, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates, and if you look around, you’ll see that some of the manliest men incorporate Pilates into their workouts on a regular basis, either as their primary method of strength training […]

Your Diet when Practicing Pilates

This article from verywellfit.com gives a great overview of best diet choices when practicing Pilates. Pilates involves a lot of work on the core and mat. Many people wonder what and when to eat before doing Pilates exercises. There is no special diet for Pilates. However, there are a few things to consider about food choices as […]

Which Pilates Method is Best, Mat or Reformer?

The first time in any fitness class can be a bit intimidating, but, for some, Pilates can appear to be complicated and overwhelming. This could be due to the Reformer and its straps and springs or the dozens of exercise names and terms of which you’ve never heard. Don’t let uncertainty keep you away from […]

The Real Truth about what Pilates can do for You

originally posted by REV Pilates Gym in Fairfax, VA Thinking of trying Pilates? There is a ton of talk out there about this magical practice – and what it can and can’t do. Will it make you taller? Is it like yoga? Is it mostly stretching? Let’s break down the talk and get to the truth. Myth 1: Pilates […]

Pilates & Prosecco

Join us on Thursday, July 20 at 6pm for Pilates & Prosecco! Enjoy a one-hour mat class followed by a glass (or two) of Prosecco! This is a fun way to learn about Pilates and enjoy an evening out with some friends. Class size is limited, so signup online today! $15 includes class and Prosecco.