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My Pilates Journey Week 1 – A Fighter’s Perspective

Friday 15th June 2018

As someone whose solution to getting rid of back pain is doing front rolls and throwing people over my hip, I’ve always wondered if there was a better way to ease my muscles. My name is Laura and I’m a second year Computer Science student at the University of St Andrews. Over the course of […]

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My Pilates Journey Week 1 – Balancing the Boss’ Baby

1st June 2018

If I told you I had made friends with a dog, a baby, a toddler, appeared on national TV* and completed six hours of Pilates and fitness classes you probably wouldn’t assume that I had just completed week one of my summer internship. But there you would be wrong… I’m Carys, a third year student […]

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The Pilates Festival is a Celebration of Intelligent Movement

13th May 2018

The Pilates Festival is a Celebration of Intelligent Movement The Pilates Festival, as the name implies, is a fun celebration of our wonderful method. Open to all lovers of Pilates, it is held at the Dunblane Hydro. On Sunday the 13th of May four excellent presenters entertained attendees for the full day, with a varied […]

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The Privilege of Teaching Teachers

26th Marh 2018

The privilege of teaching teachers In 2012/13 Joakim followed up on a crazy dream to train under Pilates elder Lolita San Miguel. He had attended one of her workshops in London 10 years prior and loved her way of teaching and the warmth with which she presented herself. When he built the ‘New Bälans’ in […]

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What does it mean to be a traveling Pilates Instructor? By Laura Cordle, USA

15th March 2018

What does it mean to be a traveling Pilates Instructor? Teaching a system of Lolita’s Legacy at Bälans Pilates Studio was my first experience teaching overseas as a traveling Pilates Instructor. I have taught in many different environments: boutique studios, fitness centers, assisted living senior centers, and even a small office building. I have taught […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 25 – Goodbyes

26th January 2018

January 2018– Day 25 At the start of My Pilates Journey, I had no idea what to expect. Now, I’m at the end, the best words I can find to describe my experience are pleasantly surprised. I’ve been surprised by how lovely everyone, staff and clients, have been to me, how much I’ve learned as […]

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Andrew Naughton Becomes the First Man to Graduate From Lolita’s Legacy in the UK

19th January 2018

Andrew Naughton has today graduated from Lolita’s Legacy Teacher Training course! Andy and Joakim go way back from when they were both in the military. On Joakim’s suggestion, he began learning and teaching Pilates only 2 years ago, and thanks to his hard work, he has become the first man to graduate from the course […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 18 – Pilates, All Around the World!

17th January 2018

Since last October, I’d been looking forward to the weekend just past. My best friend in university has been doing her year abroad in Strasbourg, and this weekend, I got to go over and spend four fantastic days with her! Since I started working at Balans, I’ve talked about the trip. I love travelling, and […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 11 – Exercising Mentally

10th January 2018

My Pilates Journey Day 11 – Exercising Mentally 10th January 2018 – Day 4 Today, I joined a group apparatus class with Lolita’s Legacy Pilates teacher training course students. They’re halfway through an intensive week-long course, taught by Laura, a Lolita’s Legacy instructor from Florida. St Andrews being such an international university, having an American […]

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My Pilates Journey Day 4 – My Goals at Balans

3rd January 2018

My Pilates Journey Day 4 – My Goals at Balans 3rd January 2018 – Day 4 I’ve spent some time thinking about how I can best benefit from my time here at Balans. When my university sent me the job description and role, the focus was on marketing, it being a marketing internship. As a […]

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