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Pilates Pro Newsfeed

Our semi-regular rundown of Pilates (and Pilates-related) news from around the web. Enjoy!

  • According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, 9 out of 10 rehab specialists recommend Pilates as the best form of exercise for lower back pain. Another great number for the Pilates industry, though we wish we knew where he found that figure. “The most successful programs for back rehabilitation are those that creatively integrate traditional Pilates with props, like big balls, resistance bands, or balance disks,” he writes in the Ask Dr. Oz section of his website.
  • Who needs cash when you can barter with Pilates sessions? In this New York Post article, studio owner Elise Chen explains how she beat the sluggish economy by trading for website help and squash lessons for her kids. “One extra person in class is not costing me anyway,” she says. “I can’t say enough good things about the experience.”
  • Last, but certainly not least, we learned that even rodeo cowboys do Pilates. It makes sense: “You don’t want to get too big and bulky…you want a strong center of balance,” bull-riding champ Austin Meiers told the Billings Gazette. Next time you hear someone call Pilates “girly,” you tell ‘em to take it up with the cowboys!
Posted on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at 05:00PM by Registered CommenterLauren Charlip in , , , , , | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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