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My Pilates Internship Journal – Week 2: Hello, Pilates

21 January 2019

I am developing the depth perception of Pilates – perceiving it in three dimensions and I found it is intriguing and really knowledge-based which is perfect for me, a college student. In my first Pilates class, I could feel that breath is an essential element in Pilates as it is in other fitness systems, like […]

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My Pilates Internship Journal – Week 1.5: Hearing From My Body

14 January 2019

My Pilates Internship Journal – Week 1.5: Hearing From My Body I woke up right before my alarm for a whole semester. I intentionally made myself exhausted from my coastal run so that I would fall asleep for a longer period. But it didn’t seem to work. I thought it was the school work – […]

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My Pilates Internship Journal – Week 1: Being Back After Holidays

9 January 2019

My Pilates Internship Journal – Week 1: Being Back After Holidays On the first day of the internship let me just say I can’t wait to see what the rest of winter has in store at the studio. Before going to tell that, let me introduce myself. I am Zhuhan (pronounced Jo-Anne) from Beijing, China. […]

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How to become a Pilates Teacher

11th December 2018

How to become a Pilates Teacher So, you want to become a Pilates instructor? Awesome. There are several ways to become part of the legacy which Joseph Pilates has given us. After 15 years in the industry I reckon joining our course would give you the best Pilates Teacher Training, but there are a few […]

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Group B of Lolita’s Legacy Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training Course Graduates

9th September 2018

Pilates Teacher Training Scotland There are now three more graduates of Lolita’s Legacy, the Pilates Teacher Training Programme designed by 1st Generation Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel. We are very proud to announce that Lucy Boyes, Karen Bryson, and Katy Turnbull are now Comprehensive Pilates Teachers. Read more about Lucy at http://www.cairngormpilates.com Read more about […]

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Pilates & Pedalling

10th September 2018

Pilates & Pedalling Today my husband and I accomplished a goal we set just over a year ago, to complete the 45 mile Pedal for Scotland Charity Ride. We’ve done a few big rides since deciding 6 years ago to make a lifestyle change and discover the joys of cycling. However, during that time, I […]

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My Pilates Journey Week 5 – Retrospection

I’ve reached the mid-point in my internship! I’ve got 5 more weeks left (2 of which are during the summer break, which sadly means no Pilates for me), so I thought I’d use this opportunity to reflect upon my journey so far. Between my last blog entry and now, I took 2 weeks off my […]

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Pilates: Not Another Fitness Fad

15th August 2018

As you enter the studio, on the right, there is a framed photograph with one of Joseph Pilates’ most famous quotes: “In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.” This is a bold claim! You can see why it’s […]

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My Pilates Journey Week 4 – Flying on the Contraption

8th August 2018

In my previous blog entries, I’ve discussed my experiences with Mat and Barre Concept classes at Bälans. This week I’ll talk about Apparatus, the class that I found the most mystifying upon encountering it. My first impression of the Reformer used in Apparatus classes was that it looked like some elaborate torture appliance. While that […]

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Lolita’s Legacy Graduate Spotlight: Petra Kliempt

3rd August 2018

Round two of our Lolita’s Legacy Spotlight Series, this time it’s from graduate Petra! Petra is 49, hails from Germany and has spent much of her life dedicated to advancing healthcare. As a former classical ballet dancer, Petra discovered the benefits of Pilates after she retired from her dance career. She was a member of […]

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