Home Pilates Instruction Grand Rapids MI

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Grand Rapids Snap Fitness
(616) 361-1600
1600 E Beltline Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Grand Rapids Snap Fitness
(616) 949-2000
5500 Cascade Road
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Grandville Snap Fitness
(616) 534-7627
3845 Rivertown Pkwy SW
Grandville, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Belmont Snap Fitness
(616) 719-4577
2355 Belmont Center Drive
Belmont, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Kentwood Snap Fitness
(616) 554-3200
7199 Kalamazoo Ave. SE
Caledonia, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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American Fitness Partners
(616) 284-3444
5169 Northland Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
24-hr Operations, Aerobics, Cardio Equipment, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Group Exercise Studio, Gym Classes, Indoor Bike, Parking, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Step Class, Tanning, Treadmill, Weight Machines, Yoga, Zumba

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Grand Rapids Snap Fitness
(616) 453-6666
2056 Lake Michigan Dr. NW
Grand Rapids, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Alpine Snap Fitness
(616) 635-2363
3588 Alpine Ave. NW
Walker, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Byron Center Snap Fitness
(616) 878-1111
2492 84th Street SW
Byron Center, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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Hudsonville Snap Fitness
(616) 669-9100
3715 Baldwin St.
Hudsonville, MI
Programs & Services
Circuit Training, Elliptical Trainers, Free Weights, Personal Training, Pilates, Stair Climber, Stationary Bikes, Towel Service, Treadmill, Weight Machines

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How Home Pilates Practice Can Help Heal

Giving Responsibility to Your Student and Eliminating Dependency

By Barbara Stamis  

Practicing Pilates at homeI have had the opportunity to work with individuals seeking physical therapy or alternative methods as their “last hope” to get out of pain. Some clients reach this pain-free goal, while others do not. Some students progress rapidly and others progress so slowly that I must continuously refer to my progress notes to remind myself that I am actually doing some good. I have found that much of the students’ success boils down to the depth of their home practice and the level of dedication they apply to it. Those who take full responsibility to use the tools I’ve given them on a daily basis amaze me with their quick results. Those who think it is my responsibility to take away their pain simply don’t move forward and become stuck in a vicious cycle of questioning and bemoaning their chronic aches and pains.

Knowing this, I’ve developed a system for instructing and motivating my students to keep up with their practice at home.

Setting up a Home Practice
Here are some tips for developing a home program for Pilates clients.

1. I give my students clearly defined home-exercise programs which include stick-figure illustrations and instructions for exercises and stretches with the number of breaths. I dedicate a session to reviewing each exercise, explaining the benefits of the movements. Some students take their own notes, which can be even better, because they jot down cues that really work for them and fully understand what it is they are writing.

2. I explain that the longer they stay in a stretch with deep exhales, the more they will open and become aware of the depths of their bodies. I also explain that the home programs usually begin with an emphasis on the breath in order to calm the nervous system and to focus any discursive energy.

3. I incorporate daily reminders into the home programs, such as, “While sitting at your desk at work, feel and ground through your sitz bones, while you feel length through the top of your head.” “Think of lifting and stretching your ribcage away from your pelvis while walking.” “Let your shoulder girdle rest and hang on your lengthening spine.” My students are more likely to incorporate these ideas into their lives the more I repeat them in each session. I have found that you really cannot repeat something too much. It is incredible how quickly new positive habits are forgotten.

4. Most importantly, I stress that a home practice is not just the half hour they spend stretching, but also the awareness of how they feel in their bodies from moment to moment, and how they can incorporate the tools they’ve acquired into their daily lives.

Motivating Clients to Do Their Home Practice
In spite of being given carefully and thoughtfully structured plans, I’ve noticed that some students do not progress. Time pa...

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