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Dancing your way through Pilates

Ale’s Perspective: At times, dancing can be very pleasant to the eye, but ultimately painful to the performer. In many professional dance spaces- companies, conservatories and schools- Pilates is integrated as part of training programs or as treatment and prevention for injuries that might result as a result of overuse. “Contrology”, as Joseph Pilates called […]

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Prader Willi Syndrome a rare genetic disorder that has touched Bälans

12th November 2017

Prader Willi Syndrome a rare genetic disorder that has touched Bälans A year ago Joakim’s wife Louise had a baby boy by emergency C-section. He was 2 months premature and it was found rather quickly in the Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit at Ninewells Hospital that he was not thriving, so tests were run and […]

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Bring Your Child To Work Life – Joakim Is A Very Lucky Man

6th October 2017

Bring Your Child To Work Life – Joakim Is A Very Lucky Man Many parents have the fun experience of disrupting their working environment on ‘Bring your Child to Work Day’. Today Joakim managed to integrate his son Albie into the workday with minor disruption to the running of the Pilates Studio and to the […]

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Life should be a balance of work, rest and play – Joseph Pilates

1st October 2017

Life should be a balance of work, rest and play. As Pilates professionals we can sometimes get a little too serious about our craft. It is very important the feet should be properly aligned, that the back should be protected at all times, that your Instructor is fully up to date with the latest research […]

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Pilates in Scotland is Gathering Pace

19th September 2017

Pilates in Scotland is Gathering Pace If you have your finger on the pulse of Pilates Scotland is an exciting place to be just now. Just this year we have seen International interest in our own little Studio with Lolita San Miguel visiting from Florida, Jamie Isaac From Fuerte Ventura and Brittany Taylor coming to […]

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What it means to be a travelling Pilates Teacher

4th September 2017

We have been fortunate to host Brittany Taylor, Lolita San Miguel Disciple and Pilates Master, Educator on Lolita’s Legacy, and teacher at one of the most exclusive Pilates Studios in California in the month of August. Bälans and the Valsinger household miss her expert eye in the Studio and her child whispering in the home. […]

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Studio Spotlight: Kayte Brook-Simpson

At the beginning of 2016, our BarreConcept class gained an elegant and graceful client. Although she had originally started attending to build her core strength and flexibility, she soon realized that it was “the best group exercise classes” she’d ever done. She found that the class was a great fit for clients of any shape, […]

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My Pilates Journey- Day 50 The End of the Chapter

11 August 2017 Well, this is it. My final blog post as an intern here at Bälans. How time has flown since the first night I walked into the studio to meet with Joakim. In the last ten weeks, I have grown accustomed to the hour and a half trip to and from the studio […]

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Studio Spotlight: Christina Benson

In 2005, Marian F. and Elaine D. who participate in our Wednesday Night Level 3 Matwork Class began attending classes in our studio. Since then, as the studio has grown, added classes, and changed locations, they have done the same; continuing to enjoy Pilates with the studio. This year, Bälans is celebrating its 12th year […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 36 – Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

24 July 2017 My Pilates Journey Day 36. Teamwork Makes the Dream Work. That was a big cliché I know, but that doesn’t make the sentiment any less true. You know, these posts are always in retrospect. I share with you what I have done during the past week and add in a bit of […]

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