Pilates and Health Blog

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Member Spotlight – Crystal S.

Member Spotlight - Crystal S. WellBarre Pilates is featuring Crystal this month because we are so incredibly proud of her and she exemplifies just what can happen when Pilates becomes part of your routine. Crystal started doing private training due to a common hip injury, creating an imbalance in the…
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Happy Annivesary WellBarre Pilates!

Dear Studio Members, As the studio reaches it's one-year anniversary, I want to take the time tor reach out to our members. We couldn't be more thrilled to have landed, quite "accidentally" in the Stoneham Community. Many of you know that we opened only briefly in Melrose. Moving-out of our…
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You Really Are What You Eat…Why You Can’t Exercise Away a Poor Diet

You really are what you eat... Conventional approaches to diet and exercise have conditioned us to believe in calories-in vs. calorie-out, and that all calories are created equal. “The myth that you can out-run a bad diet partially stems from conventional calories-in-calories-out thinking,” says JJ Virgin, certified nutrition specialist and…
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Pilates Barre Fusion, the Perfect Pairing

Pilates Barre Fusion, the Perfect Pairing Clients often question the rationale behind fusing Barre and Pilates workouts.  Often clients will say they want to "just do Pilates" as they are not sure they see the benefit of doing both.  Many people feel that barre is strictly for ballet-trained dancers. We…
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Girl Up with WP!

YOGALATES Community Class Supports Girl Up Girl Up, the United Nations Foundation’s adolescent girl campaign, supports the empowerment of girls everywhere. Since its launch in 2010, the campaign has funded UN programs that promote the health, safety, education, and leadership of girls in developing countries and built a community of…
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Brain fog, weight gain…fatigue? 4 Reasons to go Gluten-Free

Gluten-Free Zone 4 Reasons to go Gluten Free [caption id="attachment_421" align="alignright" width="333"] Gluten Free Foods[/caption] Gluten-free products are more available than ever.  But if you don’t have celiac disease why go gluten-free? The answer is chronic inflammation linked to autoimmune diseases. More recently, medical experts have begun to acknowledge the…
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The Slimming Effects of Reducing Sugar and Processed Foods

Interested in the Slimming Effects of Reducing Sugar and Eliminating Processed Foods? Sugar is implicated in disease, obesity, chronic health issues and packing on the extra hard-to-lose ten pounds. Part of the problem is that sugar is hidden in virtually all packaged and processed foods, including so-called healthy snacks and…
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Reformer Exercises Used for Knee Rehabilitation

Pilates can be used to rehabilitate knee injuries. Pilates is an excellent choice to improve knee misalignment, injury and dysfunction associated with overuse. Knee injuries are among the most common orthopedic injuries. Causes associated with injuries of the knee can range from direct trauma to overuse that eventually deteriorates the…
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