Category: Pilates

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Summer's Here: Classes, Pilates, and More

Here in the south it's summer, and the studios are stirring with Summer Intensive Workshops for the Ballet Memphis School. Check out all of our summer class options here.   And over at our Pilates Centre , be sure to stop by for the first ever equipment sampler workshop THIS WEDNESDAY June 12, from 2 to 4 pm, where you can come in and try out the different equipment and see demos. The Pilates Centre features weekly classes including Active Aging, Pilates for Men and Core Barre. It's... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Monday, June 10, 2013 | 0 comments
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We're More than Just Ballet, We're Pilates

    Today I visited The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis at 1789 Kirby in East Memphis. I took a great mat class with Tamara Hoffmann. The Pilates Centre of Ballet Memphis teaches the STOTT PILATES® method mat and equipment classes - groups, privates, and semi-privates. Pilates is an excellent way to stay in shape, prevent injury, and improve alignment, balance and strength. The STOTT® method focuses on the five basic principles of Pilates: breathing, pelvic placement, ribcage... Read More
Posted by Joan Biddle at Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | 0 comments
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Why is there such emphasis on technique and form in Pilates? by certified instructor Lisa Clarkson

At the Pilates Centre, we’re often asked why there is so much emphasis on technique and form. I imagine that some may expect us to work on detail and technique simply because we’re associated with ballet and most instructors are current or former dancers. In reality, the form we strive for in Pilates is, simply put, for better health. For example, we often talk about “neutral posture” or “neutral spine” in Pilates. This idea is different for everyone, as we all have different shape and... Read More
Posted by Ballet Memphis at Thursday, September 13, 2012 | 0 comments
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