20% Off Private Screenings in May

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Are you preparing for a new activity or a sporting event?  Has your flexibility or strength decreased and you know you need to take care of it before it gets worse? Now is the time to have it assessed by one of our trained therapists.  Your screening will include a 30 minute assessment that measures strength and flexibility as well as individualized ideas to help improve movement.   

Sign up at the front desk to schedule and appointment with a therapist during the month of May

*** Offer available through May 31st *** 

Exercise Tutorial – The Hundred

The Hundred Exercise is a classic Pilates mat exercise most often performed at the beginning of an Authentic Pilates Mat workout.  It is an incredible exercise for increasing torso stability and abdominal strength.  Here is a step by step guide along with a video demonstration by Pilatesology.

1.  Lie on your back with your knees bent and up in the air, your knees and hips forming a 90-degree angles

2. Inhale:  Reach your arms straight up to the sky with your palms facing forward

3. Exhale: As you reach your arms back down to the floor, lift your head and roll up looking toward your belly with your shoulder blades just off the mat

4. Inhale:  Inhale deeply for 5 beats (keep the rhythm with your arms), feeling your ribcage expand into the mat.

5. Exhale: Sinking your belly even deeper into the mat exhaling for 5 beats

6. Hold the position and continue pulsing your arms for 10 breaths

 

** Watch this Pilatesology demonstration of the Hundred **
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Exercise of the Week

Barrel Quadriceps Stretch

Place top of foot on Barrel. Squeeze the backs of hip and inner thighs together, belly in & lifting tall thru center of spine.   Avoid arching spine.  Keep ribs in with abdominals tight.

Ground hips & lift waist up out of hips.  Hold 5-8 breaths.
Progression: raise arm up while maintaining framed posture.  Hold 5-8 breaths.

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*This can also be done using a chair by placing the top of your foot on a chair.

 

 

Spring is here!

Three Private Apparatus Lessons for $150

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Spring is finally here and it’s time to get in gear!  The versatility of the Pilates apparatus will challenge your joint stability and help you perform your workout more correctly and efficiently.

This month we’re running a special 3-session pack to help you get started on your spring workout or to bump your routine to the next level.  Sign up and schedule your appointments at the front desk.  Offer available through April 30th.

March 20th Anniversary Party

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Mind Body is celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary and we want you to join in the fun!
On Friday, March 20th we’ll be hosting an open house with cake, champagne and other tasty treats to celebrate.  Be sure to grab a flyer from the front desk and and mark your calendar for this special event!

 

 

 

Swimming courses at Meadowbrook

Exercising in the water is great for your body in so many ways!
Not only does it improve flexibility and strength, the buoyancy of the water is gentler on your joints while you work out.  It renews energy, relieves stress, teaches patience and contributes to a positive attitude of well being.  So jump in!

Our Pilates instructor Laura Reitman teaches a warm water core & postural strengthening class at Meadowbrook Aquatic Center every Wednesday from 12-1PM.   For more information, call (410) 433-8300

Members Free
Non-Members $15/class

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15th Anniversary Promotion! Private Pilates Bundle Packages

If you are currently taking private pilates lessons or have always wanted to, now is the time to take advantage of our March bundle offer!  In celebration of our 15th Anniversary, we are offering promotional packages of five, ten and twenty private pilates sessions.  Call (443) 279-1777 or sign up at the front desk to get one of these !
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$99 Unlimited Mat Class Promo

It’s true! Mind Body is offering unlimited Pilates Mat Classes for the entire month of March for just $99.  Call or visit the front desk to sign up and you will automatically be enrolled.  Click here for information about class schedule and what to expect if you’re a beginner.

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WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Tuesday
9:00am-9:50am
6:30pm-7:15pm
Beginner / Intermediate

Wednesday
6:00-6:50pm
Intro to Mat
*Pre-registration required

Thursday 
9:00am-9:50am
6:30pm-7:15pm
Beginner / Intermediate

Saturday
8:30am-9:15am
Beginner / Intermediate

** All classes listed are “Drop-In” classes unless otherwise specified.
** Drop In classes are provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
** $99 Unlimited Mat Class promo is valid only for the month of March
** To sign up, visit the front desk or call (443) 279-1777

 

Mind Body’s 15th Anniversary

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Mind Body Pilates & Physical Therapy is turning 15 years old this March, and we would like to invite you to celebrate with us!  Throughout the month of March, we will be offering pilates packages and unlimited pilates mat course bundles along with two featured events at the studio. Stay up to date with our blog to receive details on these special engagements! If you’d like to join our mailing list, you can sign up for it here.

Private Pilates & Mat Classes

Raynia Stokes instructs challenging, safe and effective workouts both in mat exercise classes and private reformer sessions.  She is in tune with what her clients are physically capable of achieving and brings each one of them to a level of individualized success.

If you’d like to schedule and appointment with Raynia, call the front desk and inquire about spaces available for private lessons.  (443) 279-1777.

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What’s the difference between Pilates and Yoga?

So what’s the difference between Pilates and Yoga?  They both focus on the connection of mind & body and one’s awareness of space, but do you know how they’re different?

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  • Pilates focuses on rehabilitation and strengthening and was developed in the mid-20th century.  Yoga is a spiritually meditative workout and originates from a 5,000 year old Indian practice.
  • Pilates sometimes uses a reformer or cadillac to increase the range of resistance levels in a workout.  Yoga often uses props (like blankets, blocks or straps) in addition to the mat for exercises.
  • Both exercises connect body and mind, but Pilates emphasizes the use of abdominal muscles and concentrates on alignment during the workout.