Welcome to Shoptalk

—Body Harmonics Shoptalk is our gift to you. It’s where we share all that we’ve learned (and taught) over the past 20 years as leaders in Pilates, movement, and health. Whether you’re a health and fitness professional or an avid fan, you’re sure to find something to sink your mind and body into. From instructional articles to inspirational videos, it’s all here, and it’s all FREE!


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Want to write for Shoptalk?

If you’re an expert in or have had a positive experience with Pilates, movement, and/or related disciplines, we’d love to hear from you. We welcome original how-to articles, first-person stories, and well-researched articles from guest authors (and so do our loyal readers). If you have an article you’d like to write or contribute, please email us.

Articles may be edited for length and clarity. Those published on Shoptalk remain the copyright of Body Harmonics. If you share Shoptalk articles with others, please credit www.bodyharmonics.com. Thank you!

Who’s Behind Shoptalk?

Margot McKinnon, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. (Adult Education)
Body Harmonics Founder and Education Director

Margot founded Body Harmonics in 1998 with the vision of creating a centre for movement and health that is rich in learning, exploration and fun. Passionate about sharing the power of simple movements to unleash natural power, agility and grace, Margot’s knowledge of movement science runs deep. A professional adult educator and comprehensively trained and certified Pilates teacher, Margot’s focus is on making Body Harmonics Pilates & Movement safe, effective and accessible to all!

“Teaching people to move with ease and power is simply inspiring … miraculous in fact. I feel privileged to work in a field that’s endlessly fascinating and so naturally supportive to our health and wellbeing.”

A sought-after media personality and presenter, Margot shares her knowledge, experience and advice through Body Harmonics Studios, Health Clinics, Teacher Training Centresarticles, Shoptalk blog, Body Harmonics On Demand and Mondays With Margot.

As the publisher of Body Harmonics Shoptalk, Margot encourages colleagues who are leaders in the field of mindful movement, Pilates, fitness, wellness and complementary health to share their  wisdom, knowledge and insights with loyal readers and movers.

Editorial statement

Body Harmonics Inc. encourages colleagues who are leaders in the field of mindful movement, Pilates, fitness, wellness, and complementary health to share their wisdom, knowledge, and insights with Body Harmonics Shoptalk (Shoptalk) readers. Shoptalk content is for informational purposes and is not intended to serve as a substitute for the advice of a physician or other healthcare professional. Shoptalk statements, claims, and suggestions are based on research that has been, when applicable, peer-reviewed. Both primary and secondary sources are used to substantiate any facts, claims, and suggestions. Content may also reflect the individual experience, perspective, opinion, or observation of an individual author.