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COVID-19 Update

Due to the modified plans for reopening under Phase 2 that were announced by Governor Cooper yesterday, Bern Pilates and all fitness facilities must remain closed at this time. A tentative date of the end of June has been listed, however this is just that, a tentative date. Please know that we are just as […]

Facts (and Myths) about Boosting the Immune System

From wsj.com By Sumathi Reddy, Mar 12, 2020  As the new coronavirus continues to spread across the country, having an optimally functioning immune system is more important than ever. Medical professionals say it is important not to rush to buy supplements and vitamins that promise to enhance your immune system; there isn’t much evidence that […]

How Pilates Changed My Feelings About Fitness

From Vogue.com By Ella Riley-Adams, Jan 7, 2020 I quit Equinox, tired of dreading the gym while paying hundreds of dollars for it. My problem wasn’t the place—I’ve started and stopped Blink, Crunch, and ClassPass since moving to New York City—but more a feeling of isolation and occasional intimidation that came with attempting to be […]

Five Surprising Ways Exercise Changes Your Brain

BY KELLY MCGONIGAL | JANUARY 6, 2020 We’ve all heard that exercise is good for us—how it strengthens our hearts and lungs, and helps us prevent diseases like diabetes. That’s why so many of us like to make New Year’s resolutions to move more, knowing it will make us healthier and live longer. But many people don’t […]

Staying Active During the Holidays

from verywellfit.com It’s hard enough to exercise the rest of the year, but add holidays to the mix and many of us find exercise becomes less of a priority as to-do lists grow longer and longer. The last thing you want is more stress and, for many of us, trying to keep to our usual workout […]

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 […]