Improve body awareness (proprioception) and help a client learn to control their foot and simultaneously flex their hip using the unstable foam roller in a side-lying (a.k.a. Sleeper) position on the Pilates reformer. While this is broken down into an isolated range of movement, these are necessary … Read more about Improve Body Awareness? Steady your Sleeper.

Learn a series of exercise progressions on the Pilates Reformer  to help the scapulae glide and slide along the ribcage and develop dynamic mobility and … Read more about “Un-Stick” the Scapulae to Stabilize

One person is not like the other and this is true with lower back pain, as well. In this clip Melanie explains why program choices must be tailored specifically to each … Read more about Personalize Pilates Programs for Low Back Pain

Using the Pilates Stability Chair  as a tool to retrain, re-balance and coordinate the muscles around the hip and trunk, Melanie advises to add lateral hip exercises to help eliminate and minimize the impact of … Read more about Get Dynamic Hips to Prevent Trips

There are many benefits to staying active and exercising during pregnancy. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), 150 minutes of moderately intense weekly exercise is beneficial for weight and muscle tone management, reducing fatigue, reducing pain and improving … Read more about Pilates and Pregnancy

In the last five years non-traditional approaches to hip replacements are becoming mainstream and tailored more to each client's condition. Master STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer, Melanie Byford-Young explains why it's important to know to stay current about hip replacement surgeries and understand … Read more about Therapeutic Pilates | Hip Replacements