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Pilates and Parkinson’s

Editors’ Note: This article was originally seen in the 2015 Fall-Winter edition of the Balanced Body COREterly e-newsletter.

Introduction
There has been increasing scientific evidence to show that exercise can be of benefit for people with Parkinson’s, with regimes that involve complex motor sequencing (Keus et al 2014), the process by which movements are broken down into separate components and practiced in order to internalise the pattern (Di Lorenzo 2011). Read more »



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Pilates is dead. Long live Pilates!

Editors’ Note: This article was originally seen in the 2015 Fall-Winter edition of the Balanced Body COREterly e-newsletter.
A recent New York Post article “The Pilatespocalypse: How the Method that Started the Boutique-Fitness Trend is Going Bust” proclaimed the death of Pilates due to competition from other boutique fitness trends including Barre, CrossFit, cycle studios, personal training studios and yoga. Read more »