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Cueing Movement with Imagery

Imagery, the act of imagining an activity or goal, has been shown to produce favorable results when used in sports and exercise. Sport psychologists, coaches and personal trainers have harnessed the science of imagery to improve performance. According …

The Benefits to Workout Buddies

Did you know that you are far more likely to stick to a workout plan if you have a “workout date?” Here are three reasons why working out with a friend or partner could help you reach your goals quicker: Stay Accountable Having a set time scheduled for …

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New York City Studio Hosts IM=X Platform and Barre Certifications

Last month, our IM=X Pilates NYC team took the next step in advancing their Pilates and fitness careers by adding some new formats to their repertoire: IM=X Pilates Platform and IM=X Pilates Barre. The Platform is a revolutionary new program features a …

Which Pilates Certification Should I Take?

So you’re interested in becoming a certified Pilates instructor. Sorting through all of the certification choices can be overwhelming, especially if it is your first time researching a Pilates or fitness certification. Many fitness professionals choose …

Which Pilates Reformer is Right for You?

Busy schedules, traffic, crowded gyms, kids – we give ourselves a million excuses to skip our workouts. Could home workouts be right for you? Thousands of our clients have achieved their results by complementing their studio workouts (or trading them i …

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The Benefits of Franchising with an Established Pilates and Fitness Franchise

Are you considering opening your own pilates or fitness studio business but not sure where to start? Franchising with a well-established pilates franchise might be your solution. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of new business cl …

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The Spinal Column

Your spine is comprised of a series of small bones called vertebrae. The vertebrae are arranged vertically in a column, hence the term “spinal column” or “vertebral column.” The spinal column is a very sophisticated structure that serves a number of fu …

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Is My Daily Walk Enough?

While a daily walk is an excellent means of improving health and fitness, it is not enough. Equally as important as important are strength training, core muscle training and flexibility. It is important to address all aspects of fitness: strength, card …

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Sports Training

Has your swing lost its power? IM=X Pilates has developed sports specific training protocols to enhance your game. Improve your rotational power while protecting your spine from further injuries. With our proven program of stabilization and muscle recr …

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A Question and Answer Session with Elyse McNergney, MA, M.Ed, Founder of IM=X Pilates

What is IM=X® Pilates? Elyse McNergney: IM=X (pronounced IMX) stands for Integrated Movement Xercize. It’s an elite pilates fitness program that marries the muscle toning and lengthening benefits of pilates with elements of strength and cardio training …

Fitness/Conditioning Coach for NY Mets Attests to Benefits of IM=X Pilates

Barry Heyden, Director of Fitness and Conditioning for the New York Mets baseball team, joined IM=X Pilates, Inc. as a spokesman for the IM=X© Programs.  Heyden had been with the Mets for five years, over which time he worked with the players at t …

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Posture

Good posture is one of the most important elements of a healthy spine, yet it is something to which most of us do not pay much attention.  In fact, most of us are so accustomed to poor posture, that correct posture feels unnatural, uncomfortable, …

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Tips for a Healthy Spine

Here are some tips to keep your back healthy, strong, and pain-free: General/Daily Tips: Learn good posture and use it. Place sticky notes or use computer reminders to help you remember to check your posture throughout the day. Exercise regularly. Alwa …

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Posture Basics

Dynamic Posture Having good posture while you are standing still looking in the mirror is all well and good, but what makes a real difference in your spinal health is your dynamic posture, or your posture while moving.  Simply maintaining good pos …