Month: June 2019

Reformer Equipment Safety

Fitness IMX - An Image of A Pilates Reformer

BANG!!! CRASH!!! These are sounds we never want to hear, especially when teaching IM=X Pilates. On occasion, we’ve all heard the bang of the metal as a foot bar that wasn’t properly inserted goes all the way in after someone puts pressure on it, or the crash of the carriage as it returns after a …

Oxygen and Exercise

Jogboard workout

As human beings, we all know about the importance of oxygen. As fitness professionals, we spend a good deal of time with our clients reminding them when and how to breathe. There are many different breathing techniques and patterns, and that can get confusing. When do I inhale? When do I exhale? How long do …

Forced Exhalation Breathing and Exercise

What is the purpose of Forced Exhalation Breathing, and why should I teach it? Teaching clients to use a Forced Exhalation breath during class can be one of the most challenging parts of teaching the Integrated Movement Xercize formula (IM=X). Teachers often sound like a broken record telling clients when to use the breath to …

IM=X for Yogis

Yoga, increasingly popular in gyms and boutique fitness studios across the country, is an amazing activity for facilitating mindfulness, focus, relaxation, improved balance, flexibility and more. But did you know that there are injury risks involved in yoga? As with any type of movement and exercise, poor form over overuse can lead to strain or …