Joseph Pilates in snow

Pilatespocalypse: Moving beyond the fad!

EDITOR’S NOTE: Two weeks ago New York Magazine ran an article, “The Pilatespocalypse: How the Method that Started the Boutique-Fitness Trend is Going Bust”, which basically stated that boutique Pilates studios were about to go the way of the dinosaur. Although there have been major industry rumblings on the accuracy and research methods of the article, it at least has people talking. Pilates instructor and Balanced Body Education Program Manager, Joy Puleo, weighs in with her thoughts. Read more »

Sonja at Balanced Body Headquarters

Breast Cancer, Pilates and Recovery – Part 2 of 3

RECAP: In part one, long time Suncoast Pilates client Sonya had been diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015, and had a double mastectomy March 30, 2015. She has been a studio client since late 2006, taking Pilates sessions three times weekly, and had completed the Balanced Body Pilates instructor training program taught at the studio, though she had not yet tested out. Read more »