Move Well: Age well with the help of Pilates & Movement from your very own home

I’ve always been more of a “glass half full” type of person, trying to find the silver lining in everything. Yes, finding the silver lining at the beginning of a global pandemic was challenging to say the least, but what helped me the most (physically and mentally) was staying active and keeping up with a regular movement routine. And now here we are, embarking on another shutdown here in Ontario (and elsewhere across Canada), and I’ve come to realize that we have something to be grateful for (*glass half full*): because of the resilience of studios in the face of lockdowns, we now have greater access than ever before to online exercise programs that are helping us stay active, all from the comfort of our own home.

Participating in regular Pilates and movement classes can help us improve our alignment, maintain healthy joints and keep movement impairments at a distance. No matter what our age, moving has a positive impact on our bodies, and our minds, helping us all age well so we can live life to the fullest.

With options like our Body Harmonics On Demand classes, finding a class for every age and stage is as easy as the click of a button. And if you’re someone who prefers time commitments, check out our Live Online classes, where you can show up at the same time each week for your favourite live classes, or consider working one-on-one with your favourite teacher live online (in addition to getting personalized attention, it’s a wonderful way to connect with a familiar face). Whichever way you like to take your class, the options to keep your body moving are endless and have never been easier to access online.

If you’re looking for a little motivation to get moving from the comfort of your home while studios are temporarily closed, read on for some of our favourite articles on staying active and keeping your body moving from head to toe at every stage of life:

In REAL upper body strength and how to get it you’ll uncover how the chest and upper back (as well as the arms) play into real upper body power.

Gain incredible insights from Cat Kajary as she explores the respiratory diaphragm, and the interconnection of breathing, stress, posture and the principles of Pilates in How to breath Better and decrease your stress Part I and Part II in this two part series.

Release tight hips with a balance of mobility and stability in Why stretching tight hips can backfire & what you can do instead.

Does Pilates help you run better? I say yes. Here’s how will help you gain a better understanding of how regular Pilates practice can help you gain a better understanding how thebody moves as well as optimal movement mechanics to improve your running technique.

Learn about how an active lifestyle is critical to healthy aging with Margot’s take on The key to healthy aging? Stay active and don’t fall!

Did you know that a human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? Learn more about your feet and how to give them a little movement love with Love your feet—put spring in your step.