Category Archives: Pilates

Pilates Exercises Poorly Named

Ever been tricked into trying Tendon Stretch only to find it was far from the feel-good move you imagined? You’re not alone. Our latest post is brought to you by Fuse instructor Meredith Capps, who has a few issues with … Continue reading

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March Matness: Our Favorite Pilates Mat Exercises

In honor of March Matness, we asked our instructors to share their favorite and least favorite Pilates mat exercises. See which ones they love (and love to hate!) below.

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What’s the Toughest Fuse Pilates Workout?

Students regularly ask me – “what’s the hardest class?”  It’s mat. “Pardon?” Yes, mat.

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6 Ways to Improve Your Pilates Workout

Group classes are a great way to get an affordable workout, and at Fuse we pride ourselves on providing precise cues, hands-on adjustments, and consistent feedback on form so that our students can get the most out of each session. … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Create a Workout Habit in the New Year

Yes, yes. You know what to do. Work out more. Do some cardio and some strength training. Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t exercise, you increase your risk for cancer and diabetes and premature death. You get it.

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Strong is the New Toned

Let’s face it. As far as we’ve come in the world of fitness and fitness marketing, there’s still a whole load of horseshit out there. First, not everyone can be tiny. Let me repeat. Not everyone is capable of being … Continue reading

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Fuse Pilates vs. Barre

Lately, it seems like a barre class is opening in every studio and gym across the city. With all the recent buzz about barre, we’re often asked about it. What is it? What do we think of it? How do … Continue reading

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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should – Rehabbing from Surgery and Why Private Instruction Matters

I’ve just passed the official two-month mark from my (double) surgeries, and I thought I was (maybe) ready to venture back into some Pilates.  Although I can’t get out of bed without rolling to my side, moving my legs over … Continue reading

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Where’s Mariska?

Some of our students have been asking where I’ve been lately, so I thought I’d take to the blog and catch you up. In late May, I had a CT-scan for a weird bulge in my abdomen. It came back … Continue reading

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4 Ways the Pilates Tower Can Enhance Your Machine Workout

Curious about the Pilates Tower? Fuse instructor Meredith Capps explains a few of the ways springs and bars can enhance your workout. Give Tower a try at her Posture and Balance Circuit Challenge workshop at Fuse Dupont on March 29th! … Continue reading

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