Alison Hope, BA, has worked in the health and fitness industry for more than two decades—both as a trainer and on the business side. She owns a boutique marketing and communications firm called Hope Communications which specializes in lifestyle and social impact brands. Alison holds a Body Harmonics Pilates Level 1: Mat & Level 2: Reformer diploma and is currently completing her Level 3: CCSB diploma.

Body Harmonics instructors land key roles on ONETV’s The Pilates Pupil

Body Harmonics instructors land key roles on ONETV’s new Pilates TV show—Pilates, movement and exercise enjoy resurgence post-pandemic Back in June 2022, when Zoomer Media producer Kevin Craig was looking for certified Pilates teachers for a new “fitness” show on ONETV, who could have predicted that three Body Harmonics teachers would go on to ace…

Where are they now? Donna Furnival

Where are they now? Donna Furnival embraces Pilates & Movement as a lifestyle For studio owner and Body Harmonics Education Partner, Donna Furnival, 45, it’s all about embracing and teaching “movement as a lifestyle.” Whether coaching clients, raising children or training teachers, she takes a preventative, therapeutic and functional approach by educating people about how…

PD Part 2: Innovative Pilates & Movement programming for people with Parkinson’s Disease

If you haven’t yet read Part 1 of our PD series, you can find it here. Although there is currently no way to correct the brain changes that cause Parkinson’s disease, we know that exercise can help fight the disease and that staying healthy can help reduce setbacks that make living with PD more challenging.…

PD Part 1: Living better with Parkinson’s Disease through Pilates & Movement

According to the World Health Organization, “Disability and death due to Parkinson’s disease are increasing faster than for any other neurological disorder. The prevalence of PD has doubled in the past 25 years. Global estimates in 2019 showed over 8.5 million individuals with PD.”i Many people, including Pilates and movement professionals, are unaware of this…

Hip health: Preventing, preparing for and recovering from hip replacement surgery

Hip health: Preventing, preparing for and recovering from hip replacement surgery

Healthy Hips Hip replacement surgeries are on the rise in the USA and Canada, with more than 360,000 being performed in the two countries annually (and rising). That’s an alarming statistic, one that no doubt correlates to an aging population prone to arthritis but also to overly sedentary lifestyles that have many of us sitting…