Pilates Place JULY Newsletter

Summer is in full swing at The Pilates Place.
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AlignMed Summer Discount

We at the Pilates Place are pleased to announce our affiliation with AlignMed®, an apparel line that blends fabric technology with kinesiological styling to facilitate better posture, improved performance and freedom from pain.
The Posture Shirt 2.0 is a fitted T-shirt is engineered with Neuroband  technology that activates muscles, increases postural control and provides biofeedback for muscle retraining. It is available in black or white for Men and Women. The Align Me Active bra is also created with Neuroband fibers which support alignment of the chest, neck, scapula and spine; in addition it includes the ScapTab which can be used for customizable support, control and muscle activation. To help introduce these unique products to our community, we are offering a 30% discount on both the Posture Shirt 2.0 and the Align Me Active Bra during July and August. Please stop by the studio for a fitting and place your order before August 20th to take advantage of this introductory discount!
I read an article about the AlignMed Posture Shirt in USAToday, and due to long term low back issues, I immediately did research on both the product and the company. It seemed like a product that had great potential and the company seemed very reliable. After receiving and wearing my shirt for about a week, I began noticing a significant difference in my back pain - it was practically gone! I wear it for a couple of hours each day and am a total convert. This is a great product for anyone suffering from back pain, poor posture, and who just generally wants to improve their alignment. I highly recommend!
-Ann Spencer, long time client of The Pilates Place

Upcoming Eric Franklin Method Workshop

The Pilates Place is pleased to host the first ever workshop in the Eric Franklin Method, held in the Northern Intermountain West. Jill Wolf, a Level 3 Trainer in the Franklin Method is our presenter (see bio). The workshop will be held October 9, 10 & 11, Friday through Sunday.

Friday, October 9, 4:00 - 6:30 pm 

            Pelvic Power: This Eric Franklin Method® workshop focuses on learning and experiencing the balanced actions and functional movements of the pelvis. We will look at the bones and joints that make up the pelvic girdle and explore the actions of the muscles and joints by experiencing their natural bone rhythms in support of healthy function. With the application of imagery techniques, this complex subject matter is delivered in a way that makes it tangible through the experiential approach. Be prepared to have a new sense of aligned strength through the pelvis and how that translates to other parts of the body.


Saturday, October 10, 9:00 - 11:30 am

            Relax your Neck - Liberate your Shoulders: This workshop focuses the design and function of the shoulder girdle. Through Franklin Method ® techniques of imagery, touch and movement exercises we will learn how to lengthen and balance shoulder and neck musculature and melt away tension and associated mental anxiety. The shoulder girdle is designed for freedom of movement and self-expression. Be prepared to learn how the neck can be free and how to have suspended, free and easy shoulders.

Sunday, October 11, 9:00 - 11:30 am

            Breathing for Life: Have you ever considered the quality of your breathing? Or is our breathing something we take for granted? This is something we do 24/7 and keeps us alive, so why not learn to do it really well. Science has literally shown that breathing better has a positive influence on numerous aspects of our lives; from better digestion to improved circulation; from improvement in our poise and presence to  a calming of the mind. This Eric Franklin Method® focuses on the mechanics of respiration and invites participants to discover ways to embody a more complete breath. Be prepared to feel more present, calm and energized from within after this class.

Jill Wolf recently completed her Level 3 Franklin Method© training which was a five year intensive journey. She is one of only 50 other Level 3 teachers in the US. Most teachers at this level are located in Europe. Jill has a love and passion for the human body and its potential in health and movement. Jill will be here in Jackson October 9-11 presenting the first ever Frankin Method© workshops in the Northern Intermountain West. Stay tuned for more details about  taking part on one or all of the exciting workshops being offered and availability for private sessions with her as well. In addition, Jill Wolf is nationally certified massage therapist having graduated from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 1990 and a PMA certified Pilates Teacher having completed her initial certificate in 2000 and going on to receive her Masters Certificate in 2011 from the Pilates Center in Boulder, CO.  Both training centers are considered the “Harvards” of their respective fields. Jill has also been a Licensed Teacher Trainer for the Pilates Center and their prestigious teacher training program.

Instructor Updates

You may be wondering why you're not seeing Pam in the studio much.  She now has a full-time job at St. John's Episcopal Church as their Parish Life Coordinator.  Though it has been a tough transition for her, she still comes in to the studio to teach on Mondays and really loves seeing everyone.  She really misses being in the studio and hopes to be able to keep teaching Pilates, even if it's just a few hours here and there.  Pam did get to go the PMA in San Diego last  November with Michele.  When she's not working at St. John's or at the studio, she is busy with her son, Eric, who is now 12 and really having a fun, casual summer.
Marisol Sullivan completed her coursework at University of Utah earlier this spring and then left for Peru with Josh where they spent the late spring leading climbing courses there. She will be returning to Jackson in July and August, helping visitors achieve their dreams of climbing in the Tetons. You may also see her around the studio a bit more this summer as well.
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