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It’s been a remarkable year.  

Thank you to all my clients and associates for your loyalty, love and support.

Watching old friends move on and new ones enter the studio is testimony to the bit of magic that is behind the running of any business.  

  The new face you may see in the studio is Julie Weinberg. She is  a teacher of Pilates teachers and has generously agreed to contribute her insights and expertise.  Who knows? maybe she will be offering classes or seeing clients in the New Year.

After Julie attended our Open Studio class on Monday she observed how independent and involved my clients are in designing their own sessions.  I am proud of my students as they appreciate how important the role that the mind plays in staying fit!

Proper posture is about keeping the bones and joints in correct alignment so that the muscles fire properly. A postural assessment is essential as a starting point for creating a comprehensive Pilates program.

For example, Janice (not her real name) a busy, 52-year-old mother of two boys, 8 and 12 suffered a whiplash seven years ago. Up until her 50th birthday, she believed that it had been treated and corrected.

She was a regular member of the local gym and decided to try the new Pilates mat class as she had heard it could tone her abdominals. Though the Pilates mat teacher was earnest and tried her best to address all the different needs of the 13 students in her class, she could not. As a result, Janice aggravated her old injury.

After her initial visit to my studio she learned that there was a lot more to Pilates than what one session could show her. On her second visit, we went over her medical history and did a postural evaluation. I found that she had a tendency to a forward head position and rounded shoulders that aggravated the muscles in her cervical spine. I showed her some simple neck and jaw stretches/releases that she could do at home.

Over the course of the next ten weeks, we used the Reformer and the Cadillac to strengthen and connect her upper body to her core, thus releasing the muscles in her neck.

Today, Janice attends her private session once a week and supplements it with her original mat class. She is becoming more confident with the machines (Reformer and Cadillac) and is talking about moving into the open studio class on Tuesday morning.

Through the Pilates system postural evaluation Janice and I were able to first identify and then tone those muscles that had been taking a back seat, helping her to recover from her injury, while strengthening core muscles and building balance throughout her body.

There are still four spaces available for the clinic on Saturday March 19th from 11:00-2:00

  • If you belong to a gym and take a Pilates class and want to get more out of the class, this is the clinic for you.
  • If you are training for a spring fun run or ride or a three-month long hike along the pacific coast trail!  This is the class for you.
  • If you are have chronic low back/ hip pain, this is the class for you.
  • If you are a Pilates or Yoga instructor and want some attention!  This is the class for you.  (you know who you are!)

Each participant will come away with a brand new understanding of the why’s and how to of stabilization and Alignment.

Class is limited to 8 participants.  After you register you will be sent a questionnaire.  This is a clinic rather than a workshop and your goals and concerns will dictate the material that is addressed.

To register for the clinic: Send a check for $30.00 made out to Archers Pilates &  Massage

497 Walnut st. Napa CA. 94558

A reminder, there is plenty of room in the  Tuesday  10:00 fundamental of Pilates Mat.

Stay tuned for the April clinic which will be a clinic dedicated to REFORMER repetoire.  Perfect for those of you who are considering the Open Studio  classes on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Archer’s Pilates & Massage
575 Lincoln


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