Pilates Blog

The 6 Biggest Myths About Pilates, Busted By An Expert

by Danni Gillham, The Wellness Boutique   Is pilates good for quick weight loss? Are pilates and yoga the same thing? Do you need to be super flexible? There’s no doubt about it: Pilates is one of the most dynamic and beneficial exercises you can do to move your body. And the best part is, you […]

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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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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 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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Saturday Pilates Classes

Too busy during the week to get your Pilates in? Come join a Saturday mat or reformer class. Classes run from 9am to 2pm with private appointments also available. We welcome registration, drop ins, punch cards and even makeup classes. Call the studio for more information on classes and levels available  Shelbourne Physiotherapy, Pilates & […]

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Cardio-Tramp Pilates Classes in our Victoria Studio

Looking to amp up your cardio and face a new Pilates challenge? We are now offering multiple cardiotramp classes throughout the week! Get prepared for the upcoming ski and snowboard season and try one of these invigorating classes. During this class, using the reformer, you will rebound on a mini-trampoline for a full-body strengthening and […]

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Pilates for Dancers at the Shelbourne Studio in Victoria BC

We are now offering a Pilates for Dancers class! Pilates is often used to compliment many different forms of exercise. This class is designed to help dancers learn to support their bodies by strengthening core muscles and stabilizing joints through movement. Learning basic Pilates principles helps to increase flexibility and prevent injuries through correct alignment and […]

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