For Pilates Winnipeg members only!

…a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a class with the co-founder of STOTT PILATES®

In celebration of our 20 years of progress in providing STOTT PILATES® exercise both in Manitoba and internationally, we’re thrilled to provide this special opportunity for you.

Mat workout by Master Instructor Trainer Moira Merrithew

Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017

Time: 4:30 to 5:25 pm
Location: The Royal Winnipeg Ballet School (Studio 116 -Founders Studio)

Cocktail Reception from 5:30 to 7:30 pm in the RWB Lobby. Hot & cold Hors d’oeuvres by Chef Wayne.

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Cost: $50 ( includes Cocktail Reception)

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NEW St. Vital location Opens Thursday evening

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Our new St. Vital studio is opening for business on Thursday, September 29th starting with the 5:30 PM class. Earlier classes that day are canceled to allow the movers to transfer equipment to our new location. I can’t wait to show you my new space!

The class schedule will stay essentially the same. Gianna will continue to provide on- site physio services Mondays and Wednesdays.

New classes added to the schedule:

Intermediate Pilates Mondays at 9:00 am with Kameo

Pilates for Dancers, Mondays at 5:30 pm with Monique

Essential Pilates Tuesdays at 9:30 am with Kameo

Essential Pilates Wednesdays at 9:00 am with Kameo

Total Barre has been move to 7:30 pm

When you come to visit us, you can park either in front of the building on St Mary’s (after 9 AM) or on the residential streets nearby.

Please check out our new location on Google maps. Looking forward to seeing you in our new home!

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CELEBRITIES AND ATHLETES WHO PRACTICE PILATES

 Golfer Tiger Woods, basketball player Kobe Bryant, Olympic volleyball champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, football players, Ruben Brown, Rodney Harrison and Surfer Kelly Slater all have one thing in common : PILATES
Do your body a favor this summer and try it! You will feel stronger, taller and fitter than ever.
Kobe
 Text me for an appointment 204-955-8900
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MELT to a pain free posture

melt logoMonique & Anne are presenting The MELT Method, a simple self-treatment method that combats chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. MELT was created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann, based in New York City, and it’s now being taught across the country to groups and individuals by instructors trained by Hitzmann

The MELT Method is the very first Hands-off Bodywork® method developed for the general public as a self-care tool to prevent and relieve chronic pain. It’s an affordable addition to any wellness or fitness routine.

MELT WITH US on Sunday September 21 from 9:30 to 11:30, 254 Edmonton Street, unit 203

For more information on the workshop please email me at pilates-winnipeg@shaw.ca

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the BIG day

Today was the day my 6 beautiful STOTT PILATES® V2 Max Reformers arrived at Pilates Winnipeg on Edmonton Street. The truck stayed in the loading zone while the Reformers were being moved into the studio. Thank goodness for the elevator!

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Thanks Ruth for the coffee. My first official visitor to Pilates Winnipeg. Please come again!

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MELT to a pain free posture

melt logoMonique is excited to bring MELT to Pilates St Vital. The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment method that combats chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases the accumulated stress caused by the repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. MELT was created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann, based in New York City, and it’s now being taught across the country to groups and individuals by instructors trained by Hitzmann

The MELT Method is the very first Hands-off Bodywork® method developed for the general public as a self-care tool to prevent and relieve chronic pain. It’s an affordable addition to any wellness or fitness routine. Melt and pilates classes will start in September. Days and times TBA.

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Mindful Monday

Pilates and the power of  BREATH 

Joseph Pilates said, ‘Breathing is the first act of life. Our very life depends on it. Millions have never learned to master the art of correct breathing’. as published in Professional Fitness UK, Spring 2008

Why do we need to breathe?

All cells in your body require oxygen. Without it, they can’t move, build, reproduce and turn food into energy.  You get oxygen from breathing in air which your blood circulates to all parts of your body. Like fuel for your car, proper breathing ensures that enough oxygen flows to fuel muscle action.

Breathing in Pilates

The STOTT PILATES® breath pattern involves inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth with slightly pursed lips. This technique facilitates full expiration and should allow the release of unnecessary tension in the body, particularly in the neck and shoulder areas. It encourages breathing into the lower ribs three dimensionally. During inhalation, we focus on expanding the ribcage sideways and backwards.  During exhalation, we cue the activation of the deep support muscles by engaging the transversus abdominis first and then the oblique abdominals.  Proper alignment of your body, having all your bones in the correct place, allows the diaphragm to move freely and uninterrupted. Pilates restores that neutral alignment and helps you get strong enough to maintain it.

Conscious breath is a powerful tool to accentuate movement, to fuel the body for strength and stability, or even to calm anxious nerves in moments of high stress. Learning how to breathe properly is one of the benefits of Pilates which will enhance your mind and body connection, allowing you to reap the full benefits of any physical activity.

Just breathe,

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Yoga on a reformer!

Not a Yoga person?

Neither was I until I was introduced to ZEN•GA™ – Vinyasa on the Pilates Reformer, brought to you by the people at STOTT PILATES®

I’ve spent a lifetime studying dance and the art of teaching it, thinking I had found my passion. Many years ago I stumbled on a Pilates class and was immediately taken by how athletic it was and yet artistic at the same time. Pilates also flowed  just like a dance class and was choreographed to work from the center of my body outward.

Recently, I stumbled on ZEN•GA™, something even more intriguing. Vinyasa is a generic term that refers to any type of vigorous yoga exercise derived from Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga. Vinyasa on the reformer is a fascinating blend of yoga inspired movements performed on a Pilates reformer to provide support to the Vinyasa postures. By holding postures against the spring-loaded resistance of your reformer, you will engage every muscle, enhance mind-body connection and increase your range of movement like never before.

This new class combines the flow of dance, the form of Pilates and the mindfulness of yoga. What could be better…

Join me Fridays at 11:30 or Sunday at 11:00am starting June 7th

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