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Kate Hudson’s Favorite Workout is Pilates

When it comes to celeb physiques, few can top Kate Hudson’s sexy and athletic frame.  She recently revealed that her go-to exercise of choice is Pilates, something that continues to keep her motivated and hungry for more.  You can read more here.

If you have not tried Pilates yet or you have not found a program that works for you, consider San Roque Pilates, the only Santa Barbara studio featuring the STOTT method of instruction. San Roque Pilates takes a contemporary approach to our Pilates instruction, but maintains the traditional standards of precision and attention to quality. Contemporary Pilates is based on the original work of Joseph Pilates, but has been adapted to adhere to modern scientific research regarding proper biomechanics. Pilates instruction is informed by today’s knowledge about correct, functional movement. Each session at San Roque Pilates is a full body workout, customizable, and always fun & challenging.

Pilates for Golfers

Pilates can be a more effective way of increasing golf strength, flexibility, and stability than traditional weights and machines. The most effective training takes place on the Pilates equipment called the “reformer” The reason you might not be familiar with a reformer is the stigma pilates endures as a women-only exercise discipline.  That is changing as more and more elite level athletes, including professional golfers and NFL players discover the amazing core strengthening benefits of the reformer workout. Read More Here and stay tuned to San Roque Pilates for updates on our golf training programs.

Do’s and Don’ts of Postpartum Pilates Exercise

For new moms looking to lose the post baby paunch, taking Pilates classes is one of the best ways to get your body back in shape.  Pilates is a muscle-strengthening exercise regimen which is especially good for a post-baby body because it works the muscles affected by pregnancy. All of the exercises focus on strengthening the abdominals, the pelvic floor muscles, and the back.

However, it is important to be careful and to make sure you are ready for vigorous exercise. You don’t want to return too soon, before your body is ready. Read More Here.

Yes… Pilates Makes Sex Better

Pilates has become so popular over the past decade because it simply works better than most fitness regimes at creating functional strength and flexibility. San Roque Pilates offers a range of Pilates Training Programs including Mat Pilates, Apparatus Pilates with specials for New Clients. Need another excuse to try us out?  Strength and flexibility go hand in hand with better sex. Stronger abdominal muscles (as well as all of your other muscles) will actually help to sustain the action of sex. Don’t believe us?  Read More Here

India’s Fitness guru Yasmin Karachiwala

The name Yasmin Karachiwala may be new to you. As the woman behind the sculpted and glamorous bodies of many of Bollywood’s best-known divas, Yasmin Karachiwala has a strong claim to the title of India’s leading fitness coach. She’s also a huge proponent of Pilates as a way to achieve your fitness goals. She recently launched a new book called Sculpt and Shape: The Pilates Way, which she co-authored with Zeena Dhalla, a leading fitness professional.  Check out this recent interview with Yasmin here.

How Victoria’s Secret Models Get their workout on

How do Victoria’s Secret Models maintain their envious figures?  A recent Vogue interview of 11 of the angels reveals that most of them rely on Pilates & Yoga to sculp and tone their bods and stay in shape before and after their photo shoots.  You don’t have to be a Victoria Secret model in order to reap the toning benefits of Pilates. Even us mere mortals can benefit from Pilates by incorporating it into our daily or weekly routines. Check out what the models have to say about their daily routines. Read More Here.  

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