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Eden Haugland Returns to Teach Specialty Pilates Classes

March 24, 2016

We are excited to announce that Eden Haugland will be returning to Spine Stretch to teach specialty pilates classes on Thursday evenings.

Eden has been busy since she left the studio years ago; she built a successful top rated Pilates studio in Toronto, got married to the love of her life, had an adorable baby girl, and has continued on a path of movement therapy taking her Pilates training and instruction to new levels.  

Eden will be also joining the team as an official blog contributor.  Eden previously shared with us her views on the difference ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
March 24, 2016 March 24, 2016
Some of us think holding on makes us strong;but sometimes it is letting go

What Having a Baby Taught Me About My Core That Pilates Teacher Training Never Did

March 22, 2016

I felt very prepared heading into labour.  Having been a Pilates instructor for over 16 years, I was confident this would serve me well and result in a smooth, complication free delivery. My super strong core would take control and I would push out a baby in no time, why wouldn’t it?  And I was excited to attempt a natural delivery so I could feel what was happening muscle-wise in my body to learn from it. I was thinking of birth as my own private muscular science experiment.

My contractions were strong and fast, right from the onset ...

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Eden Haugland Eden Haugland
March 22, 2016 March 22, 2016
Mat Pilates Exercise

Here we grow again! Pilates Instructor Positions available.

January 5, 2016

We are looking for a STOTT certified Pilates instructor to teach small progressive group classes, private and semi-private Pilates patients.  As a multidisciplinary health care facility offering Pilates in group classes and private/semi-private training, Massage Therapy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Osteopathy, and infrared sauna therapy;  we are dedicated to combining rehabilitation, when required, with Pilates programming in to meet the needs and goals of our members. Group classes include matwork, reformer, stability chair and springwall.

Successful candidates must be STOTT certified Matwork and Reformer.  Stability Chair, Cadillac and ISP certification prefered but not required.  Previous rehabilitation programming is an asset.  

Please forward your ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
January 5, 2016 January 5, 2016

Your Spine is Your Business: Projection through Posture

December 12, 2015

We all know first impressions make a lasting impression.  In the business world, how do you want your first impression to be with a new perspective client or customer?  How do you project confidence, composure, a sense of authority, and appear professional?  Posture.  Posture projects strength and poise.

We’ve heard it all before.  Good posture helps reduce the chance for neck injuries and back pain.   It minimizes fatigue and pain from aching joints.  Good posture allows for more oxygen to reach your lungs, improves blood circulation, even food digestion and waste elimination.  As good as it is for us from the ...

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Lisa Bender Lisa Bender
December 12, 2015 December 12, 2015
Pilates

What is the difference between a Pilates class in a Studio and a Fitness Club or Gym?

November 1, 2015

This question is repeatedly asked in our studio by new potential members.  Guest Blog contributor Eden Haugland shares with us the greatest differences between the Studio and the Gym.  And now you know...

Class Quality: Class sizes in gyms are generally not limited and the number of participants can get rather large. Pilates is very technical and requires a lot of correction (especially at first). Smaller class sizes mean participants get more of the instructor’s attention.  Studio based classes are usually much smaller than gyms (group classes at Spine Stretch are maxed at 5-6 people for example).  Also, the ...

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Eden Haugland Eden Haugland
November 1, 2015 November 1, 2015

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