Category Archives: Exercise science

The Bandhas – A Pilates Point-of-View

This blog post originally appeared in the Elephant Journal, but we liked it so much we decided to give it a permanent home on the Fuse Pilates blog as well. If you’ve taken a yoga class, you may have heard … Continue reading

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To Fitness Clothing Brands – A Brief Overview of Proper Standing Posture

One of the many, many things I’ve had wrong with me is single-sided gluteus medius muscle weakness in closed chain exercises. Basically, when I stand, I have a tendency to lean my weight into my right hip, overstretching those hip … Continue reading

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Pilates for Better Sex

The obvious blog post for Valentine’s Day is how Fuse Pilates can improve your sex life. Not to disappoint, Fuse instructor Monica Shores tackled the topic. This post has been Rated R, and contains content that is inappropriate for anyone under … Continue reading

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Fuse Pilates for the People (What Makes Us Different)

I’m always puzzled when people are surprised that they’re not taking a “regular Pilates class” when they come to Fuse. We never say we are traditional. In fact, I think we try pretty hard to say we’re not. There have … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air

If you’ve ever taken a class with Mariska, you’ve probably heard her say “Hold… But not your breath.”  Fuse Ambassador Heather Burchfield takes a moment (and a deep breath) to talk a little about why… Stop what you are doing. … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Unhealthy Behaviors

This guest blog is written by Sarah Robertson Sutton, transformation coach and founder of Truce.  Most self-help books and programs—whether they’re to help you slim down, better your relationship, or find a fulfilling career—drive you to find the solution, the … Continue reading

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Tightness = Weakness

Many of you know I have MS. I also have a lot of other things wrong with me. I’ll spare you the mental health ones (who would read a blog that long?), but suffice it to say, I have some … Continue reading

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“I Couldn’t Do a Roll Up…”

In the years I’ve been teaching, the one exercise that baffles, frustrates, annoys, enrages, puzzles, and flabbergasts students the most is the Pilates Roll Up. For some, it looks effortless. Some people can execute a reasonably good one their first … Continue reading

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Why (Fuse) Pilates Part 2: It’s Not Just for Girls

Continuing my imagined discussion regarding arguments against Pilates, let’s address one of the ones I get the most. I’m sorry, Mariska. I’m a dude. My body is pumping full of testosterone. I don’t man-scape. I don’t wear pink. I’m a … Continue reading

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Introducing Prenatal Pilates (Fuse-style)

Open the pages of any celebrity magazine, and you’ll see that that not only are baby bumps all the rage, our country seems to be experiencing a serious baby boom. Two of the clients who came to me for bridal … Continue reading

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