March 2012

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Cross Training the Pilates Way

Pilates is an effective cross training complement to any sport or fitness routine. It builds a foundation of strength, flexibility and control that will help create a balanced body and improve athletic performance. By using an integrated whole-body approach to movement, Pilates is functional and translates well into all kinds of training activities. Read on to learn more about how the benefits of Pilates translates to athletic performance and other forms of fitness training from Peak Pilates® Teacher Trainer Steven Burnes.

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Inside Scoop: Teaching Pilates for Everybody

New Pilates teachers quickly discover that each student is unique and that no single teaching method works for everyone. Every teacher, no matter how experienced, bumps into problems when faced with a new issue they haven’t ever dealt with before—so what’s a teacher to do? Read on to learn more about how to make Pilates accessible for everybody and every body from Peak Pilates® Master Trainer Zoey Trap.

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Innovative Financing Solutions from Mad Dogg Athletics

In a continuing effort to provide top-level service, Mad Dogg Athletics has teamed up with Marlin Business Service Corp® to offer 0%* financing for 12 months on all Mad Dogg Athletics equipment, including Peak Pilates®, Spinning®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®.  Whether you are just opening up a new facility or need to update your equipment, Mad Dogg will help you reach your goals.

To get started, contact sales@maddogg.com or call 310.823.7008.

*Credit approval and minimum $5,000 purchases necessary to qualify. Offer valid in U.S. only.

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Win a Pilatesstick® at WSSC 2012!

Register for a Pilatesstick® session at the World Spinning® and Sports Conference in Miami, FL, May 31–June 3 and you will have a chance to win your very own Pilatesstick! Two lucky winners will go home with a Pilatesstick that they can use at home, at work, at the gym, or while they're on the go. Register today!

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Studio of the Month: Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club

On October 3, 2011, Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, a 153,000 square-foot athletic and tennis club in South Denver, Colorado expanded its Pilates offerings to 1,400 square feet. Greenwood’s unique Pilates studio features Peak Pilates® equipment. One studio is dedicated to equipment-based group classes with equipment such as reformers, Pilatessticks®, MVe® Chairs, and a Swedish Ladder®, while the other is fully equipped with the focus on private and semi-private equipment-based training. Greenwood also offers comprehensive teacher training courses. Lastly, mat classes are on the schedule each day, with attendance complimentary to Greenwood members.

According to Director of Pilates, Sara Talbert, “Non-members can participate in all of our programming. We offer something for everyone! Our classes range from the beginner to advanced level and we recommend programs like Pilates 101 (for beginners), Pilates for Golfers, Pre- and Post-Natal, Pilates for Athletes and programs designed to alleviate back pain. Pilates is very popular in the Denver area, as an active state, many of our clients are looking to Pilates to provide them with the performance benefits for sports such as cycling, swimming, golfing, skiing and others.”

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Peak Pilates® Social Circle: Teaser Contest

We know that you have perfect form, so here’s your chance to show us! Beginning March 26 through April 15, post a photo on our Facebook wall of you doing the "Teaser" exercise in the most creative/cool place you can think of. Caption the photo with the location of your photo.

The first place winner will win a Pilatesstick® ($149.95 value). Second will win an EVA Foam Roller ($34.95 value). And third will win a Power Circle ($29.95 value).

Have fun and good luck!

UPCOMING TRAINING

Arizona
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1
4/13/12 South Scottsdale

Colorado
Level II Chair
4/21/12 Greenwood Village

Level II Barrel

4/22/12 Greenwood Village

Connecticut
Basic Mat
4/13/12 Avon

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1

4/27/12 Avon

Florida
PPS-II
3/21/12 Bradenton

Basic Mat
4/21/12 Pensacola

Basic Mat
4/21/12 Fort Lauderdale

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1

4/27/12 Fort Lauderdale

Maryland
PPS-II
3/17/12 Annapolis

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1
3/29/12 Rockville

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2

4/26/12 Rockville

Massachusetts
Level I Chair
4/6/12 Norwell

Level I Barrel
4/7/12 Norwell

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2
4/13/12 Norwell

Michigan
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1
4/20/12 Troy

Missouri
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2
4/27/12 Ellisville

Montana
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1
3/30/12 Ennis

Level I Barrel
3/31/12 Bozeman

Level I Chair
4/1/12 Bozeman

Level II Barrel
4/20/12 Bozeman

Level II Chair
4/21/12 Bozeman

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2
4/27/12 Ennis

Pennsylvania
Level I Chair
3/31/12 Wexford

Level I Barrel
4/1/12 Wexford

South Carolina
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 3
3/16/12 Greenville

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4
3/30/12 Greenville

Level II Chair
4/21/12 Greenville

Level II Barrel
4/22/12 Greenville

Texas
Comprehensive Level I/Mod 1
3/30/12 Dallas

PPS-II
4/12/12 Austin

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4
4/13/12 Houston

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 4
4/19/12 Austin

Comprehensive Level I/Mod 2
4/27/12 Dallas


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Visit us at EMPOWER! Fusion in Chicago, IL March 22–25, 2012. You don't want to miss new boot camp and circuit workouts featuring the Peak Pilates® MVe® Chair, the core-strengthening Bodyblade®, and Resist-A-Ball®. Learn more and register today.

Stop by and visit us at FIBO in Essen, Germany April 19–22, 2012 for the opportunity for personalized demos and to learn more about top-of-the-line equipment and education from Spinning®, Peak Pilates®, Pilatesstick®, Bodyblade® and Resist-A-Ball®. Learn more and register today.

Join us for the most highly anticipated fitness event of the year—The World Spinning and Sports Conference (WSSC). WSSC brings together dynamic programs and presenters from around the world, including Peak Pilates®, Spinning®, Bodyblade®, Resist-A-Ball®, Zumba® and Xtend Barre®, to empower fitness professionals to pursue their professional and personal goals. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this incredible community in a high-energy, mind-blowing and inspiring weekend of fitness fun and education. Learn more and register today!

BLOGGER OF THE MONTH

Zoey Trap

Learn more from Peak Pilates® Master Trainer Zoey Trap on the Peak Pilates® Community Site blog this month. Zoey Trap has an M.S. in exercise science with a research focus on alternative therapy and the spine. She was introduced to Pilates during her years as a contemporary dancer and was a major pioneer in bringing Pilates and yoga to the fitness scene throughout Europe more than fifteen years ago. She is currently co-owner of the InnerSpace in Avon, Connecticut. Zoey is also is a certified yoga instructor, and an ACE and AFFA certified group exercise leader. Zoey believes that true fitness comes from the inside out.

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