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10 Reasons to Bring a Guy in July

Posted on 4 July 2017

 

This month we are encouraging our clients to 'Bring a Guy in July'. There are lots of great reasons to introduce a guy to Studio Pilates in July.

Here's just a few:

 

1. Special introductory offer

He'll love the fact that we're offering 6 classes for $60* to get him started.

(And as a bonus for you, we'll give you $30 Studio credit to use towards your next workout when your guy purchases his introductory pack.)

 

2.  His athletic performance will get a major boost

Our high-intensity classes can dramatically increase speed, efficiency, strength, and endurance for a host of athletic pursuits, whether your guy is into cycling, running, swimming or dancing.

Studio Pilates promotes proper body mechanics, postural alignment and breath control; produces the right muscle firing patterns for more fluid movements; and develops strength and conditioning for stamina and power.

 

3. It's a total body workout

Studio Pilates radically sculpts, tones and reshapes the entire body in a unique way, working the body on all planes of movement - sitting, lying and standing. This means that the muscles are worked from many different directions, producing uniform and very deep strength and tone, even without using heavy weights. That means he'll get to focus on muscles which typically don't get a lot of attention in other forms of exercise.

 

4. He'll build his core strength

Every Pilates exercise will focus on using his core to power movement in his limbs. Pilates also hits his transverse abdominals, which are vital to back and core strength.

 

5. He'll improve his flexibility

A lot of guys aren't as flexible as they'd like to be. Pilates will help lengthen and stretch all the major muscle groups in his body in a balanced way, helping prevent injuries and muscle strains, and increasing his range of motion.

 

6. It's perfect for injury prevention and rehabilitation

Pilates allows the body to move as it was intended, helping maintain the strength and integrity of all the major moving groups of the body, and can reverse some of the problems that specialised sports can create.

The Studio Pilates reformer puts the body in a non-weight bearing position, which removes added stress and pressure from the joints that he may possibly feel participating in other types of exercise programs.

 

7.  It will help reshape and sculpt his body

If your guy's looking to tone up a little, he'll find that Pilates (along with a healthy diet and a little cardio) will rev up his metabolism and help him lose fat, increase muscle strength and tone, reshape and sculpt his entire body.

 

8. He'll receive individual attention, within a group vibe

Pilates exercises can be modified to target very specific musculature so that your guy will get a highly personalised workout, even in a group setting.

 

9. He'll feel energised

Studio Pilates will help improve his mental stamina and release endorphins, helping him feel positive and energised. It also helps improve concentration, stress management and relaxation.

 

10. It's heaps of fun!!

What has he been waiting for?  Share these benefits with him and get him to download our app or jump online and take advantage of our introductory special of 6 classes for $60*.

 

We look forward to seeing you both in the Studio soon.

 

The Studio Pilates Team

*This intro offer is only valid for guys new to Studio Pilates. Valid two weeks from first class and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.

Studio credit can be used towards your next class or class pack and will be added to your account once your guy has attended his first class.
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Jessica Alba loves Pilates

Posted by Danielle Quin-Conroy on 7 August 2013

One of Hollywood’s hottest properties, Jessica Alba attends regular mammoth Pilates classes to ensure that her famously fit figure remains one of her best assets.

Jessica was recently spotted attending an afternoon Pilates class which certainly had all eyes on her fabulous curves.

She showed us all why she continues with these high intensity Pilates classes – so she can maintain her curves and at the same time make sure she keeps her body fat to an absolute minimum.

Jessica may be a busy mum of two but she certainly seems to enjoying fitting in Pilates classes in her spare time.

The classes clearly left her feeling very well worked out!

Want to try a high energy workout that will leave you feeling like you have had the best total body workout? Give us a call on 07 3899 4555 or visit studiopilates.com

 

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Revenge star Emily's love affair with Pilates

Posted by Danielle Quin-Conroy on 12 March 2013

Revenge star Emily VanCamp is one of Hollywood’s hottest celebrities at the moment. This former ballet dancer says she owes her incredible figure to her love affair with Pilates.

"Pilates is my favourite core strengthener. I do it three or four times a week. With all the strengthening and lengthening, it's like ballet. Plus, you get to do it lying down! The Hundreds move is a killer. I can't say it's my favourite, because it's not easy, but it works!"

Anyone who has done Pilates hundreds knows what she is talking about! Hundreds work your abs hard but they get results - and that’s what we are all after!

We love Emily’s well-rounded approach to healthy living and healthy eating. It’s all about balance and watching those portion sizes, she says:

"I'm on-set 12 to 15 hours a day, and I make sure to eat every couple of hours to stay high-energy. I love my carbs, but I try to balance them with protein, like fish or chicken, and plenty of vegetables—and not nibble too many doughnuts.”

Emily also has a very healthy body image, which is such an important part of following a healthy lifestyle. She shares how she has risen above the criticism and the pressures of body image:

“Women are hard on themselves. I'm trying to stop focusing on my flaws and appreciate what I love about my body. It's tough—the need to be perfect was drilled into me when I did ballet. But I think people are sick of stick-thin actresses. I mean, it's not real. People have said to me, 'Wow, you look so much bigger on TV.' I can't let that hurt me. You have to be comfortable enough with yourself to say, 'Screw off. I like how I look, and I'm not going to starve myself.'"

Want to see Pilates Hundreds in action, check out our video on how to perfect your Pilates Hundreds and get toned abs like Emily’s:

Want to give a Pilates Reformer class a try? Come and experience Pilates hundreds on a reformer - it will take your toning to a whole new level. Give us a call on 07 3899 4555 or visit www.studiopilates.com.

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Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson credits her new toned curves to Pilates

Posted on 6 March 2013

Domestic goddess Nigella Lawson attributes her recent weight-loss to Pilates.

'I took up Pilates classes to help with my bad back some months ago and since I've been doing them, I've actually dropped a couple of dress sizes.  I like my food and I'm not going to diet so it has to be exercise for me,' she explained.

The combination of regular pilates classes, yoga and cutting down on alcohol has helped Nigella shed over 18kg.

“I’ve got a treadmill upstairs. I lock the door so no one can come in and I play very loud music - disco and 1980s - and sing.”

We know that Nigella’s recipes are often very calorific but the key to success is all things in moderation and cutting out the midnight trips to the fridge!

Let us at Studio Pilates help you get through the party season with our high energy workouts that will have you leaving the Studio feeling toned and energised like never before!

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How Lucy Liu get's her sexy bod and killer legs!

Posted by Danielle Quin-Conroy on 13 February 2013

Lucy Liu’s sexy body is looking better than ever - just look at those fabulous legs! This 44-year-old actress credits Pilates to keeping her in such amazing shape. 

“Pilates introduced me to muscles I never even knew I had. Soon I started to feel longer and leaner. Ten years of Pilates has really changed my body for the better.

Lucy was recently featured on the cover of Fitness magazine and shares how important fitness and healthy living are to her. What we love about Lucy’s approach to health and fitness is her long term commitment - 10 years doing Pilates, now that’s dedication and look at the results! We also love her philosophy that fad diets don’t work – it’s all about consistently eating lean and healthy food plus eating sensibly according to how much you are exercising….

“When I’m exercising, I’m not as likely to eat sweets and junk food because I tend to feel really good about myself and my body, so I don’t want to ruin it..."

"I have only juice before noon, usually made with bananas and berries. If I’m really hungry I might have a breakfast burrito with spinach, a fried egg, and tomatoes. For dinner I have fish with steamed vegetables or a salad. But I also eat veggie pizza or pasta, because when you’re standing all day, it’s a workout, and sometimes you need to carbo-load.”

As well as doing Pilates at home with the ball, Lucy Liu also combines workouts and watching TV to stay in shape. She loves watching Downton Abbey and doing some interval running on the treadmill. She says she finds running the fastest way to lose weight.

“Pilates and running help to clear my mind, and they really strengthen me. Pilates has engaged my core and made me feel more confident in that area...

I don’t have long legs, but through the combination of Pilates and running, they look longer and feel better than they ever have”

She also tells Fitness magazine that setting goals with friends has helped her stay on track:

"A group of five of us, friends and friends of friends, got an e-mail chain going and we all set goals: an ideal weight, inches we wanted to lose, eating habits we wanted to adopt. We'd e-mail saying, 'I ran today.' Or 'I ate this,' and we'd share recipes. Then we'd celebrate by going to a show or taking a group Pilates class when each of us reached our goals. We also celebrated mini milestones along the way to keep our motivation up."

Celebrating success with healthy and fun rewards – another great idea – we especially love the group Pilates class, of course!!

We think the regime Lucy Liu has been doing over the last 10 years is really working for her, so keep it up Lucy!

If you would like to try a Pilates Reformer Class and have a killer body and long and lean legs like Lucy Liu, give us a call on +61 7 3899 4555 or visit www.studiopilates.com. We also have a home Pilates Studio, Pilates DVD’s and equipment such as a Pilates ball and circle if you would like to do Pilates at home too. Visit us online to find out more.

 

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