May 2012

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Franklin Method®: Pelvis Meets Pilates

The pelvis is always a good place to begin a client’s Pilates education, as it is the center of the body and connects the upper and lower extremities. If a Pilates teacher is able to help a student identify some simple landmarks, the student will learn to observe the movement of the bones. The Franklin Method® introduces the anatomy of the bones in a pedagogical sequence that is easy to understand for anyone. Learn more about how you can easily and effectively educate your students and watch them progress faster than ever!

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Inside Scoop: Pilates for Golfers—A Body-Mind Approach to the Game

Golf is a mind game that requires the body to be under complete control, with a blend of precision, rhythm and timing. Mastery of the sport demands an ability to work with a quiet mind and with physical ease and efficiency. Good performance in golf demands that the athlete be focused and in control of their entire kinematic chain. When properly practiced, Pilates educates the body in proper movement patterning and develops the ability of the deep muscles to stabilize during motion. Read on to learn more about how you can teach your golfer client to help improve his/her game.

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Summer Sale You Don't Want to Miss!

For a limited time only, Peak Pilates® is offering 0% financing and 10% off* all equipment when you order before June 30, 2012. Updating your studio with Peak Pilates equipment has never been easier or more affordable.

Take your practice to the next level and upgrade your equipment to the quality and craftsmanship that has made Peak Pilates a favorite of Pilates professionals worldwide. From our hand-crafted wood line, including eco-friendly bamboo, to durable technologically-advanced metal reformers, Peak Pilates has the equipment you need. Call 800.925.3674 or e-mail us at sales@peakpilates.com and order your equipment today!

*Financing available upon approved credit in U.S only.

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Studio of the Month: Pilates of Greenville

Pilates of Greenville has been operating as a full-time classical Pilates studio since October 2000. Located in the home above the garage of owner and Peak Pilates® Teacher Trainer Clare Dillon-Palma, the studio offers full service Pilates in a quiet, historic residential section of Greenville, SC.

Holding true to the classical and traditional work of Joe Pilates, Pilates of Greenville offers a variety of Pilates-only sessions and classes, ranging from private to small group. All clients must initially work in private sessions with an instructor before moving on to a group setting. The majority of sessions conducted at the studio are private sessions, which allows instructors to offer clients the most individualized programs utilizing the wide array of Pilates equipment. Additionally, there are eight mat classes every week. All clients are required to either take part in a six-session intro mat course, or work privately with an instructor prior to joining one of the group mat classes. Chair classes are also available for intermediate and advanced students.

The small intimate setting and class sizes at Pilates of Greenville helps ensure clients are getting personal attention and are able to work successfully toward their Pilates and exercise goals.

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Peak Pilates® Social Circle

Thank you to everyone that submitted a photo for the Perfect Form photo contest! There were some amazing entries and we had a tough decision choosing the winners! We will continue to have contests and offers, so don’t forget to stay connected with Peak Pilates®. There are many ways that you can stay connected with us on Facebook, Twitter and now Pinterest! We are looking forward to utilizing Pinterest to share healthy recipes and fitness regimes.

UPCOMING TRAINING

Arizona   
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 3   
6/15/12 South Scottsdale

Colorado
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1   
6/23/12 Greenwood Village

Connecticut   
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 3   
6/15/12 Avon

Level II Chair   
6/29/12 Avon

Level II Barrel   
6/30/12 Avon

Florida   
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4   
6/7/12 Bradenton

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2   
6/8/12 Fort Lauderdale

Illinois
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2   
6/29/12 Burr Ridge

Louisiana
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1   
6/8/12 Baton Rouge

Maryland
Level I Chair   
6/13/12 Annapolis

Level I Barrel   
6/14/12 Annapolis

Level II Chair   
6/15/12 Annapolis

Level II Barrel   
6/16/12 Annapolis

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1   
6/22/12 Rockville

Massachusetts
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1   
6/10/12 Newburyport

Comprehensive Level II/Mod 2   
6/24/12 Newburyport

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4   
6/28/12 Norwell

Michigan   
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 3   
6/22/12 Troy

Minnesota   
Level I Chair    
6/30/12 Eden Prairie

Montana   
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 3   
5/25/12 Ennis

PPS-III    
6/1/12 Bozeman

Level II Chair   
6/14/12 Ennis

Level II Barrel   
6/15/12 Ennis

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4    6/29/12 Ennis

Tennessee
Level I Chair   
6/2/12 Nashville

Level I Barrel   
6/3/12 Nashville

Level II Chair   
6/30/12 Nashville

Texas
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 3   
5/25/12 Dallas

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1   
6/1/12 Houston

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4   
6/15/12 Dallas

Level I Chair   
6/15/12 Houston

Level I Barrel   
6/16/12 Houston

Level I Barrel   
6/21/12 Austin

Level I Chair   
6/22/12 Austin

Level II Chair   
6/23/12 Austin

Level II Barrel   
6/24/12 Austin

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2   
6/29/12 Houston

Virginia   
Level I Chair

6/30/12 Centreville


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Join us at the IDEA World Fitness Convention in San Diego, CA July 5–8, 2012 where you will have the chance to take sessions from Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®. Learn more and register today.

You don't want to miss the DCAC International Fitness Education Conference August 2–5, 2012 in Washington, D.C. Experience the popular boot camp and circuit workouts featuring the Peak Pilates MVe® Chair, Bodyblade and Resist-A-Ball. Learn more and register today.

Join us for brand new sessions with top master instructors at Can Fit Pro August 15–19 in Toronto, Canada from Spinning, Peak Pilates, Bodyblade and Resist-A-Ball. Learn more and register today.

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH

Kevin Bowen

Learn more from Peak Pilates® Director of Education, Kevin Bowen on the Peak Pilates® Facebook Page. Stay tuned for the new and improved Peak Pilates Community Site next month!

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