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3 Noticeable Changes When You Practice Pilates on a Regular Basis

By on Sep 1, 2016 in Blog |

You might think of it as a mere exercise, but once you decide to make Pilates a daily habit, you will notice gradual, positive changes in the way you cope and handle things in your life. You begin to mellow down. It’s funny but your co-workers will soon see you sitting at a corner, silently eating your food, looking so satisfied in life. Or your friends will begin to wonder how you just let gossip slide and not care at all. Or your partner will start to be confused at how you managed to control your temper over an agitating situation. You start to become more focused on your tasks. Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on your breathing and how you move your body to achieve the right position. It’s about how your body connects with your mind. It’s about how you take pleasure in the “today”, the “right-now-moment”. By gradually practicing Pilates, you will develop awareness and focus on your tasks. Although you work simultaneously with your breathing and body movements, still your mind is only focused on how you should get into the proper position. And you will carry this attitude to whatever tasks or situations you are in. You become a happier person. Pilates workouts are designed to release endorphins. These chemicals are known to be the happy hormones or the body’s feel-good chemicals. During and after session, you will experience a change of mood from gloomy and dull to light and happy. It also alleviates stress, releases negative emotions, and helps you cope with emotional pain more easily. Creative Bodies with Pilates is equipped with highly experienced Pilates instructors who are always ready to assist you to correct your posture, eliminate muscle pains, tone your body, and help you become a stress-free, more peaceful...

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Simple Pilates Exercise Moves For A Beginner

By on Aug 16, 2016 in Blog |

If you want to tone your body but you find exercising to be a very intimidating thing, you may try some simple Pilates exercise moves for a beginner. Pilates is an exercising regimen whose aim is to strengthen your body evenly and help you improve your general fitness and well being. Pilates moves are mostly done on mats or by using special equipment like the Cadillac, Reformer, and Wunda chair. Here are some of the workout moves you can do if you are considering Pilates Gilroy, CA.   Single Leg Circles This move should be done while you are lying on your back; extend your right leg so that it is straight to the sky while your left leg remains bent with the foot flat on the floor. Move your leg in a circular motion across your body to your left shoulder then back around your right shoulder settling at your nose. This move helps to develop the abs.   Criss Cross This move is for toning your midsection while building core strength. It should be done by lying on your back with your knees pulled to your chest while your hands are supporting the base of your head. This Pilates exercise move requires that you extend the right leg straight with the left leg remaining bent. Twist your body towards the left then hold for three counts before you switch legs. Do the same with your left side.   Saw This step is done while sitting up with your legs spread wide on a mat; stretch your arms to the side then twist to your left. Stretch your right hand towards your left foot and pulse thrice then roll up in the twist before you untwist and resume initial position. There are plenty of Pilates exercise moves for a beginner that you can try out. Creative Bodies With Pilates can help you with that and other moves....

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Exercise and Exercise

By on Jul 13, 2016 in Blog |

Exercise and Exercise When your doctor says you need to exercise, you might immediately jump to the conclusion that he is saying you need to hit the gym and suffer through long minutes of forcing yourself to do something you don’t enjoy. You might feel terrible at the simple idea of having to wake up early in order to have time to do it. The great thing is that when you need to exercise, it doesn’t have to be this way. Nowadays, there are hundreds of ways to fulfill this obligation to your body and to feel great about it. No matter what kind of personality you have, or the kind of things you like to do, there will surely be something out there that you can enjoy and benefit from. One type of exercise that isn’t at the top of people’s mind is Pilates, but it should be. Pilates is a form of exercise that, although it involves strengthening exercises, isn’t about sweating and forcing yourself to do things you are not prepared to. Pilates is a great opportunity to find your body’s balance, strengthening key areas that will help you lead an overall healthier life. Even though it is indeed a type of exercise, if you try it, you might discover that it is unlike anything else you’ve done before. Creative Bodies with Pilates is a place where you might be able to find what you need in order to have a more balanced life. They can help you transform your body and mind, making you feel much better about yourself and helping you translate this into other areas of your life. As an exercise that isn’t dangerous for joints or other areas of the body, it is ideal for anyone, no matter what kind of shape or condition you find yourself...

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5 Benefits of Pilates Exercise

By on Jun 8, 2016 in Blog |

Are you now having trouble with your overall physical wellness? Do you want to have a fit and healthy body? Pilates exercise can help you with your problem. Just do the Pilates exercise and you’ll have the following benefits: Good Posture. One of the benefits you can have by practicing Pilates is good posture. Through this workout, your overall posture will be more elegant. You’ll even look taller! You might not notice the changes, but people around you can see the results. Flat Tummy. Through the years, Pilates have shown real-time positive results to slim down the abdominal area. Whether you are sitting, walking, or lying down, simply by doing this simple exercise your tummy will get flatter. Enhance Flexibility. Most of the Pilates forms and exercises includes repetitive stretching. This stretches and elongates the muscle to make your body stronger and more flexible. It is a safe and gradual process that even the seniors can still try. Increase Awareness. While working with your Pilates program, you may not notice the changes that are happening in your body. However, you will notice that your awareness regarding your health is gradually increasing. You will start to be mindful of your daily activities, the food that you eat, and the response of your body to certain elements in your surroundings. You automatically correct your pose and even do the proper breathing exercise if you have the time. Good Balance. If you are an aspirant gymnastic, Pilates can help you improve your balance. The basic way of balancing the body to cross a beam is by squeezing the butt and pulling the belly in. But through Pilates, you will learn how to strengthen the core, which is essentially needed to have a good balance. These are five of the benefits you can get from practicing Pilates regularly. If you are excited to see the result in your own body, join the Creative Bodies With Pilates. They offer Pilates Program you will surely...

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Half Year’s Goals?

By on Jun 4, 2016 in Blog |

We all set goals for ourselves whenever a new year comes, but the truth is that few people really stick to them. It might have something to do with the fact that, during the first months of the year, everyone is trying to get things in order. You might clean your house deeply, getting rid of a bunch of things you have gathered. You might be thinking about your tax returns, about getting a new health insurance or even about planning ahead and booking that vacation. It is hard to get distracted by so many activities and one of the goals most people leave for last is exercise and whatever healthy ideas they might have had. Although it is understandable, it isn’t doing you any good. So how about having Half Year’s Goals? There are a number of activities and diets you can follow in order to have a healthier life and, when referring to physical activities, if you haven’t really gotten around to hitting the gym or signing up for an exercise class, you might want to try out Pilates. Pilates is a kind of exercise that can help you work out your whole body. It focuses mainly on developing a balanced body, with strength, flexibility and balance that will not only help you have a healthier body, they will make you feel better and will also make you more agile and less prone to falling or having other kind of accidents. Creative Bodies with Pilates, in California, with a team of experienced instructors that wants to help you have a better life quality. Their classes focus on different levels and can be taken in groups or privately. This is the kind of exercise that, once you begin, you will not want to give up. That is how good you will feel....

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Pilates Might Change Your Life

By on Apr 9, 2016 in Blog |

For a few years now, we have noticed a rise in the amount of people who practice Pilates, but you might not really know what the hype is all about. Pilates is not just a form of exercise, it is a complete lifestyle that aims to balance out your mind and your body. It was born from the principles of a man named Joseph Pilates and it is the kind of exercise that aims to transform your body by losing weight and gaining strength and balance. It is a type of exercise of low impact, so, it doesn’t matter how old you are, it is safe and it will help you work on your whole body. In Gilroy, California, you will find a great space where you can practice Pilates. Creative Bodies With Pilates is the place where you can practice this type of exercise in order to connect your body and mind. It will help you ease any tension and stress you might carry in your life and can be practiced whether you are a professional athlete or someone who has never stepped into a gym before. Once you start practicing Pilates, you will also notice that you will have a different attitude about life in general. You might find yourself looking for a healthier lifestyle, including healthier meals, relationships and activities. You will want to find a good balance in your life, both physically and mentally, and this will help you lead a much happier life. So don’t miss out on such an important opportunity and check out the classes they have to offer. Whether you want to work privately or in a group, they have different options and schedules that will fit your needs. Log into their website to find everything about prices, special sessions and anything else you might be wondering...

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The Benefits of Pilates

By on Mar 27, 2016 in Blog |

The Benefits of Pilates   You’ve probably heard about Pilates years ago but simply got intimidated by having to work with a younger crowd, or having to stretch beyond your comfort zone. Whatever it may be that holds you back from actually enrolling in a Pilates class, now is the time to let it all go. You won’t know what you’re missing out on until you actually give it a try. So why should you take Pilates classes? The reasons are endless.   Pilates focuses in the development of a strong core. Your abdominal area is the core or center of your body. By developing strength in your abdominal muscles, you are automatically developing a stronger back. And with a good and healthy back, all other aches and pains in the rest of the body are minimized. By doing Pilates on a regular basis, you will be able to age gracefully and be free from back pain.   Unlike other workout routines that make your muscles bulkier, Pilates makes your muscles longer, leaner and more flexible. It’s not just about appearances. It is a fact that these shorter, bulkier muscles are more injury-prone. Longer and stronger muscles resulting from Pilates, however, help your muscles become more elastic and your joints more mobile. These strong and flexible muscles will keep injury at bay.   In addition, while these bulkier muscles are achieved through heavy and tiring work-outs, the longer and leaner muscles are achieved through the very gentle movements of Pilates. You won’t have to worry about straining yourself or getting exhausted after a session. On the contrary, you will feel rested, relaxed, calm yet energized after each Pilates session. Pilates is virtually safe. Expect to perform low-impact exercises in simple seated or reclined positions. With a bona fide Pilates guide and instructor, even otherwise hopeless injuries are given the chance for rehabilitation.   Do check out Creative Bodies with Pilates and enjoy the golden years of your life...

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Pilates as a Way to Change Yourself

By on Mar 15, 2016 in Blog |

Pilates as a Way to Change Yourself If you are looking for some kind of exercise that can help you lose weight and be, overall, a healthier person, Pilates might be just what you are looking for. Pilates is a form of exercise a bit similar to Yoga but emphasizing on your core strength. It helps you develop your flexibility, overall strength, muscle endurance, coordination, balance and good posture. It is a form of exercise that represents much less risk of injury than others. It was invented by a former carpenter and gymnast who wanted to offer injured dancers a different way to exercise. It has so many exercises and levels that it will be hard for you to get bored. As you progress, you will strive to achieve more and more and will be surprised by everything your body can do and by how good you will start to feel about yourself. Creative Bodies with Pilates is a company located in Gilroy, California, that strives to help people of all ages to transform their bodies through Pilates. They offer both individual and group sessions; the group sessions are programmed for 2-4 people so you will always be taken care of. They welcome both new and experienced students and you can find in their testimonial some great reviews from long term clients who are absolutely happy about the results they have seen in themselves after taking a few classes. They offer a few packages in case you want to pay for a few classes in advance but they also have the option to pay for single classes. For example, a 10 session package of one-on-one classes goes for $550. They offer private classes, duets, group classes, mat classes and even a Reformer Ultimate Core Class in case you want to give yourself that extra push....

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By on Feb 27, 2016 in Blog |

“DO YOU CONTROL YOUR BODY OR DOES IT CONTROL YOU?”   It’s really quite a philosophical question. You and your body are one but, wow! Did you want to be fat or out of shape? Certainly not! Folks, our teenage bodies undergo a transformation in the latter years and that includes a variety of possibilities, many of which are not the way we want to be. The best defense against having your body transmography in a disappointing way is the art of Pilates. The best place on Earth to learn the skills of Pilates is at Creative Bodies with Pilates, of course!   At Creative Bodies with Pilates, they simply know the art of Pilates the best, arguably better than any other institution in or around Gilroy. You don’t have to take their word for it. Students of the Creative Bodies with Pilates school say it best. They feel the transformation in an extremely significant way. For them, the participation becomes spiritual.   Learning the secrets of Pilates at Creative Bodies with Pilates is different than from learning them anywhere else. At Creative Bodies with Pilates, your become super powered with the core principles of Pilates in a manner that is way more immersive and engaging than any Pilates class you can find anywhere else on Earth! Imagine an experience where you instantly conceptualize and focus on a goal and know it’s within your grasp! You will feel yourself feeling better, looking better, having a greater presence of mind, all within a few short sessions.   Just imagine how great it will be to empower yourself with the Pilates regimen formulated by the best and most knowledgeable people on this subject in the world!  The time is now! Make the choice! Take control of your life and most especially, your body! Make the commitment to better yourself at Creative Bodies with Pilates! You’ll be glad you...

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By on Feb 7, 2016 in Blog |

 IS A LITTLE INTROSPECTION IN ORDER   No matter what walk of life you are in, you probably have to look in the mirror every day and decide if you are in good enough shape to face the rigors of daily life. Are you doing everything you can do to be your best? The answer for most of us is probably not. At Creative Bodies, they know all about what it takes to get you to a better place.   At Creative Bodies, they are experts in teaching you the fine art of Pilates. Pilates is a very non-stressful method by which you can greatly improve your strength, endurance, physical stamina and generally move to a condition of greater health and fitness. You look better, feel better and scientific research indicates it makes you smarter, too! How could you not want to try out what Creative Bodies has to offer you?   Creative Bodies is a very welcoming and inviting place where you can meet and work with like minded people whose primary desire is to effectuate incremental but real improvements in their bodies, mind and soul. Before too long at Creative Bodies you will enter into the zone. The zone is a place where you really connect with the whole Pilates philosophy and you feel it in your mind and the core of your body. It’s a great place to be!   You’re likely to lose unwanted weight, develop more muscle mass, and become noticeably stronger. Creative Bodies is a special place to learn Pilates and that’s why people travel from far and wide in California to get there. They know that Creative Bodies is the only place they want to perform their Pilates activities at, just as you will once you’ve treated yourself to the power of Pilates the Creative Bodies way!...

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