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Pilates Mat Level 1 Teacher Training

During our Pilates Instructor Training you will gain all of the skills necessary to instruct safe, effective, and creatively. You will be able to teach group classes or private lessons to individuals of all levels. You will leave with an in-depth understanding of a wide array of Pilates exercises. We will cover modifications to adapt […]

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Where Pilates and Physical Therapy Meet

Typically, when we think of physical rehabilitation we think of physical therapy. However, with the exceptional rise in the popularity of Pilates over the past ten years, awareness of its rehabilitative effects has increased. Doctors recommend Pilates to their clients with foot, knee, back, shoulder, neck pain and more. Physical therapists are integrating Pilates equipment and exercises into their practices, […]

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Somatic Movement Education Class

What is Somatic Movement? Somatic Movement involves a series of specific exercises that reconnect the brain with the muscles so you can let go of tightness in the body. The movements are slow and mindful, and are preferably performed on the floor but can also be done sitting in a chair or standing up. The […]

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Is Pilates Good Exercise for Seniors?

Pilates is generally appropriate for senior fitness, and it is gaining popularity among senior citizens. The ability to modify exercises to meet differing needs, along with the many benefits of the Pilates method, such as increased levels of strength, balance, flexibility, muscle tone, stamina, and well-being, make Pilates an inviting senior exercise program. After all, […]

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Pilates Reformer Teaching Training Course July 2017

Pilates Reformer Instructor training courses now offered at the Shelbourne Physiotherapy Pilates Studio. Call the studio for details or visit http://www.pilatesvictoriabc.ca/pilates-instructor-training-in-victoria-bc/pilates-reformer-teacher-training-in-victoria/

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Pilates Teacher Training Course April 2017

Pilates Instructor training courses now offered at the Shelbourne Physiotherapy Pilates Studio. Call the studio for details or visit http://www.pilatesvictoriabc.ca/pilates-instructor-training-in-victoria-bc/

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Pilates for your Homunculus: By Jenna Peters, Physiotherapist

If you have a great map of Vancouver Island (with the ocean, lakes, roads, and mountains) then even if you spill coffee on it, you would still have a pretty good idea of how to get to Nanaimo.  Pilates develops the same body map in your brain – this is called the homunculus & there […]

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Our Interview with Pilates Instructor Holly Newton

Holly is one of the wonderful instructors here at Shelbourne Pilates & Rehab.  She is certified in Mat & Reformer and has recently been accredited as a Physiotherapy Assistant.  In our New Year session, beginning January 2nd, she will be teaching a number of classes on Wednesday and Thursday evenings including our new Pilates Barre […]

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Pilates for Runners

How Pilates Helps You Run Like the Wind: As a runner you may think running alone will provide you with a well-rounded exercise program. However, while running is great cardiovascular work, it can lead to imbalances in the body. Those imbalances could sideline your runs for a short time or much longer.  In order to maintain this […]

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Fight The Sitting Disease With Pilates ~ By Sharon McAuley

Do you ever notice that the longer you sit the more agitated your body gets? The human body is built to move. It is made up of 360 joints and 700 skeletal muscles which enable easy and fluid motion. The blood in our body depends on us to move around in order to circulate properly, […]

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Building Body Awareness at Any Age

Building Body Awareness at Any Age I’ve been in the physical fitness world pretty much all my life and I haven’t come across anything else that teaches people about their bodies as concisely as Pilates does.  What I hope for when I teach clients is for them to be able to take what they do on […]

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Scoliosis Specialty Pilates Class

Scoliosis Pilates Exercise Class Our Pilates for Scoliosis class is designed to help strengthen and stabilize core and back muscles to support the spine for more optimal alignment. A variety of exercises are used to stretch and strengthen the muscles surrounding the spine to relieve pain, improve alignment and balance. Jacqueline Sloan is our instructor for […]

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