1. Happy New Year By Rael Isacowitz
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    Happy New Year By Rael Isacowitz

    When I went to see the surgeon for a pre-operation examination. I told him that in December I taught 2 high level programs (Master l and ll), I did 3 huge photoshoots of all the Mentor, Master l and ll material (400+ exercises), of course practiced Pilates and achieved some of my best times on a standup paddleboard – he looked at me and said, “…and why are we doing surgery”? In all honesty after surviving the 5-day grueling photoshoot of the Master l and ll exercises I did start wondering about postponing the surgery. Adelle also started “interrogating” me as to the reasons I am doing the surgery. My answer, “If I can get the anatomy of my shoulder back to 95%, I can get my work back to 100%”. Well the truth is 100% is relative. I am not going to be 100% of a 40 or 50-year-old person, but I can be 100% of a 62-year-old person with compromised shoulders.

  2. Low Back Pain and Pilates: When to flex and when to extend?
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    Low Back Pain and Pilates: When to flex and when to extend?

    With its keen attention to technique and focus on developing core stability, Pilates offers a valuable approach for improving back conditions. And with more clients turning to Pilates it is important for Pilates instructors to better understand common back conditions, since the same exercise can provide one client with relief, yet aggravate another client.

  3. Sharing a Passion for Pilates and Giving Back to Communities
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    Sharing a Passion for Pilates and Giving Back to Communities

    The Pilates Initiative (TPI) is a not for profit organization that dedicates its mission and outreach to support the professional Pilates community and the public at large in the continued development, education and promotion of the Pilates method.

  4. Post-Op Pilates for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements
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    Post-Op Pilates for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements

    The authors tout Pilates as an integrative approach for a complete body workout that can be easily modified depending on the individual limitations and surgeon-based restrictions. They prescribe a specific set of modified Pilates mat exercises for both the hip and knee patients...

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