Adapting Pilates for Our Longer Lives

Pilates on the Ball Blog by Colleen Craig

Sixty-five and up is the fastest growing age group in Canada. Why not increase your healthspan and not just your lifespan?

Pilates Teachers in the Ukraine—Where are they now?

It was late spring 2011 when I was invited to Kyiv to teach a Pilates on the Ball workshop for a group of Ukrainian Pilates teachers. I remember an exquisite European city draped by a canopy of chestnut tree blossoms and fragrant lilac trees. I remember dandelions, wildflowers, and lacy …

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Hyper or Sedentary—the two opposing energies we all possess

Are you the sort of person who bolts from activity to activity, thought to thought?  Or are you at the other end of the spectrum? Perhaps you secretly hate exercise and you identify with the Robert Maynard Hutchins quote: ‘Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling …

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How have our fitness levels changed with the pandemic?

Society is slowly opening up and we are being told to accept the ‘new normal’. But what state has the pandemic has left us in physically? Many of my friends in their sixties and older complain that their fitness level has been compromised over the last two years. Not only …

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Well, hello again and great to be back!

For over three months I didn’t post. My Pilates teaching continued, as well as my thinking about teaching. I would ask myself questions. Is there a modification to make this movement more accessible? Is this the right moment to add in a more challenging variation? But as I focused on …

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My Gamble in Brazil

My first direct contact with Brazil was an email that landed in my inbox in 2002. It was from a Brazilian physiotherapist with a small business distributing resistance bands and physio aids. Renato had bought my book Pilates on the Ball in an airport bookstore in the US and was …

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