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Pilates (Part 1 of 3): Pilates Day May 1, 2010-It’s FREE!!

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Libra Fitness is excited to present the first post in a three-part series on Pilates. Pilates is a popular form of mind-body exercise based on the rehabilitation techniques of Joseph Pilates. Pilates utilizes various pieces of apparatus incorporating the use of springs, straps, and other tools along with body weight to allow the student to perform resistance exercises in a range of motion that most people would consider moderate stretching. Pilates is a safe, low-impact, mildly aerobic, whole-body exercise practice that is beneficial for almost anyone.

If you are in Austin and interested in trying out Pilates for FREE, every year Steve Goldstein of JoyMoves and Michael Arbuckle of the Pilates Center of Austin coordinate the Annual Pilates Day Austin as part of the non-profit Pilates Method Alliance’s nation-wide Pilates Day event to help increase Pilates awareness. The event is typically held on the first Saturday in May. For the May 1, 2010, event, Goldstein and Arbuckle have recruited eleven of Austin’s specialized “boutique” Pilates studios to participate. Depending on the studio, there will be open houses, free classes, and even mini-private sessions throughout the day as well as special offers available. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Walk-ins are welcome. See the website for details. Not in Austin? Look for Pilates Day events in your area.

The second post in this series will outline what Pilates is and how it can benefit you as an exercise practice. The third post will detail my own personal experience taking a Pilates class at JoyMoves Pilates Studio, one of Austin’s most well-respected boutique Pilates studios. Many thanks to Steve Goldstein of JoyMoves for allowing me to interview him for this series.

About the Author:

Chris Heidel is the owner and primary personal trainer with Libra Fitness in Austin, TX, a private, in-home studio. Chris focuses her business on developing mentoring relationships with her clients built on trust and meaningful support to help them set, achieve, and maintain realistic fitness goals. Chris truly believes that while getting in shape isn’t easy, it doesn’t have to be complicated. Chris is certified through the American Council on Exercise.

References:

Interview with Steve Goldstein of JoyMoves
See also links throughout post.

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