Shelly Answers 7 Questions on Breath

When something is very natural it’s often compared to breathing; an implicit trust in an unconscious process. 17, 000 breaths a day is as natural as it comes. That’s why you’ll be surprised to know there are better breathing techniques … Continue reading “Shelly Answers 7 Questions on Breath”

Can Pilates Help with Incontinence?

No one would argue that problems surrounding incontinence and leaking are embarrassing to talk about. Even Polestar® instructors have reported leaking during classes and chuckle it away as best they can. Why does this occur? How can Pilates professionals remedy … Continue reading “Can Pilates Help with Incontinence?”

Helping children with Scoliosis in Africa

Many therapists and instructors are compelled to apply their knowledge of movement in different ways to benefit society. Hagit Berdishevsky is one such person, whose passion for health has lead her to cooperate with FOCOS (Foundation of Orthopedics and Complex Spine) foundation in Africa. World-renown … Continue reading “Helping children with Scoliosis in Africa”

Pilates Day 2017

On the first Saturday of every May, we celebrate our profession on the national stage with Pilates day, this May 6th! We in the community know the benefits and virtues of practicing Pilates. On Pilates day, however, we get to … Continue reading “Pilates Day 2017”

6 Mistakes Pilates Teachers Make

People make mistakes. We are human, after all. When mistakes happen in your studio, it can sometimes contribute to misunderstandings or even affect the Pilates experience. Luckily, by regular evaluations and improvements of your habits, you can ensure a positive … Continue reading “6 Mistakes Pilates Teachers Make”

Knowing Your Clients Better: the Importance of Intake Forms

Ensuring a client’s safety should be one of our highest priorities when in the studio. For that to happen, we need to have a thorough understanding of our client’s personal medical history. We need to know what to do when … Continue reading “Knowing Your Clients Better: the Importance of Intake Forms”

Working with Breast Cancer Patients

Polestar Educator Amy Dixon has an extensive fitness background, spanning well over 20 years and include numerous types of trainings. She also has experience working with breast cancer survivors, through classes and private sessions that help them rehabilitate and reintroduce … Continue reading “Working with Breast Cancer Patients”

Introducing The Polestar Experience – launching in Nashville, TN

We are excited to announce a new Polestar event that will launch in Nashville, TN! This event will take place March 3 & 4, 2017. Dr. Brent announces The Polestar Experience The Polestar® Experience is a fresh Polestar event designed to … Continue reading “Introducing The Polestar Experience – launching in Nashville, TN”

The Art of Communication

For as much as we talk, text and email, there is so much room for growth in how we communicate. As health care professionals we are tasked with speaking with very diverse clients concerning intimate subjects, their bodies. Polestar’s communication … Continue reading “The Art of Communication”

Marketing Your Studio for the Holidays

December is a month full of holidays. Besides schedules, it’s a hectic time for a Pilates studio: clients are frantically buying last-minute gifts, going to Christmas dinners with friends and family and leaving their Pilates regimens flapping in the wind. … Continue reading “Marketing Your Studio for the Holidays”