It’s all about breath...

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How you Breathe is how you Live! Join us for 2 Breath Events this month starting 4/11!

Breath facts from our girl @michaelagoorahoo of @expandbreathe:

“100% of the population is breathing but statistics show that 90% of people are doing it incorrectly.That's 9/10 people!

Due to bad habits in our daily life such as gut sucking, poor posture, diet, and even passed emotional and physical trauma, have contributed to dysfunctional breathing patterns. Poor breathing results in a lack of oxygen on a cellular level which affects not only your immediate but our long term health.

Meaning that we’re more prone to brain fog, anxiety, frequent stress, poor immune system, low energy and, chronic pain. In fact, if you’ve experienced back pain, pelvic floor issues, sleeping difficulties, anxiety, depression, asthma, or digestive issues, chances are you’re breathing poorly. The good news is that once you learn how to optimize your breathing, you can start making some very real and very physical changes.

Oxygen=Energy + Recovery! So if you are not breathing fully and freely then you are not breathing to thrive! Quit breathing just enough to survive and learn how to breathe to THRIVE!

What the Doc Says: “BREATHING IS THE KEY THAT UNLOCKS THE WHOLE CATALOG OF ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL FUNCTION AND DEVELOPMENT. IS IT ANY WONDER THAT IT IS SO CENTRAL TO EVERY ASPECT OF HEALTH? BREATHING IS THE FIRST PLACE, NOT THE LAST, ONE SHOULD LOOK WHEN FATIGUE, DISEASE, OR OTHER EVIDENCE OF DISORDERED ENERGY PRESENTS ITSELF. BREATHING IS TRULY THE BODY'S MOST BASIC

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM."

SHELDON SAUL HENDLER, MD, PHD

OXYGEN BREAKTHROUGH”

Check out our events page to sign up online!

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One size does not fit all...

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Planning your week? Make #movement a part of it.

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Not every #fitness routine has to involve highly stimulated movements to make it successful. In fact, if you are already a highly-stimulated or stimulant-sensitive person you may want to adjust your program or find one that does not overwhelm you or add additional stress to your day.

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“But I’m not overwhelmed,” you might say. Our best advice- listen to what your body is telling you. You may be stressing your body and #nervoussystem more than you realize.

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Having trouble sleeping after a #workout? Hungry but you know you have had enough to eat for the day? Can’t concentrate/focus or get emotionally charged when asked to do a complicated task? These can be symptoms of stress/anxiety produced or exacerbated by your environment (including your workouts).

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There are many things we can’t control that produce stress on our bodies and mind. For the things we can control- listen to your body and give it what it’s craving.

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Our instructors are trained to vary your workouts based on your needs. Our classes are specifically curated to reduce stimulus for #relaxation or produce stimulus to challenge your limits. Movement should not be one size fits all. Explore the different options that work for you. We can help. 👍💪

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Celebrate #Women's Day All Month Long!

🙌✨March 8th is #internationalwomensday2019 and PCS is celebrating women all month long with three specially crafted events to celebrate and support the women in our community.

📆 Mark your calendars (and jump online to reserve your spot in each event!):

✨ Saturday, March 9, 12-2pm: Stop the Drop | Bra-Fitting and Trunk Show with @lornajaneactive . Feel comfortable and confident in your activewear and hang out with some likeminded people.

✨Sunday, March 17, 4-5:30pm: Reset and Restore Essential Oil-Infused Experience with Keira and the magical @greenloveelixirbar. If you love all things relaxation- this one is for you!

✨March 24, Empowered Women’s Circle, 3-4:45: Join @expandbreathe for this transformative event discovering the biology affecting our core-center/intuition. Surrounded by pillows, flowers, open-minds and hearts you should feeling stronger and more connected from the inside out.

More details to come on each of these events. Registration is open, so reserve your spots (as you guessed it- space is limited). While these events are geared toward empowering the women in our community these events are open to everyone. Please reach out if you have questions. 👍💪

It's Back!

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Are You Ready to Change Your Body? Join PCS Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings for a 4-Week Pilates Sculpt Challenge starting 1/8/19. Participants who successfully complete the challenge will be entered to win a 1-Month Powerhouse Membership!

ABOUT

Our Pilates Sculpt Challenge is all about building great habits and changing your body in a fun and rewarding way... in just 4-weeks! Challenge yourself to wake up and hit your reformer at least 12 times in the month of January. Your body will thank you!

WHY PILATES SCULPT

Pilates Sculpt is a unique class format, developed by instructor, Michaela Goorahoo, with an emphasis on feeling and seeing results FAST. Participants can expect a full body workout with a focus on strength and mobility in the following, targeted areas:

Tuesday = Arms and Shoulder Girdle

Thursday = CORE (Abdominals, Back and Spine)

Friday = Gluteals, Legs and Hips

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT

Your Challenge starts January 8 and is limited to only 8 participants. Sign up NOW by emailing or calling the studio to reserve your spot. Pilates Sculpt meets every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 or 8am. Let us know which timeslot you prefer when you sign up.

PURCHASE YOUR PACKAGE

We want to offer you our best pricing during the Challenge. Click below to take advantage of our special offer for Pilates Sculpt participants.*

*Please note: this package may only be used for Pilates Sculpt classes and may be refunded if purchased for any other use.

Holiday Wellness Special

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Give the gift of wellness this holiday season with our Holiday Wellness Package. Recipients will enjoy 3 private Pilates sessions and a 60-minute massage from @empowermassagetherapy. 🙌😍


What more could you (err, your loved one) ask for?✨🎉 


https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=712977&stype=41&sTG=6 

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Movember is for Men's Health

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Check out our Events page to sign up!

The Movember Foundation's message is simple: stop men from dying too young. The Foundation strives to provide tools and information aimed specifically at men to improve their health and prolong their lives. We can all help raise awareness of the Foundations 3 pillars: prostate cancer, testicular cancer, men's mental health and suicide prevention.  

This November, Pilates Collective SLO and Expand+Breathe have teamed together to bring San Luis Obispo County a Free Breath Workshop + Raffle to help raise awareness for Men's Health and funds for The Movember Foundation.

In this Breath Workshop, participants will be encouraged to slow-down a little and acknowledge their body, their health and their minds through Breath. We get it- sitting quietly, taking deep breaths and participating in meditation can be intimidating, scary or even seem wasteful in our fast-paced society, however, we argue it is necessary for a balanced life. 

Join us for a few hours of fun and exploration for a good cause. We look forward to working with you!

Cost is free; donations are encouraged.

Moving Up!

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We could not be more proud of our new sign and the team of instructors, clients, mentors, dreamers and supporters that got us here.


For over a year, we grew a small studio starting with two reformer/tower units and two trainers in the back of a business without a front door or signage.


Today, we’ve got: a sign; 6 FANTASTIC instructors each bringing a unique skill and vision for our Collective (more about our offerings later); 3 spaces of Pilates apparatus; a dedicated sports massage therapist (@empowermassagetherapy check him out for a life changing experience); and A FRONT DOOR. The dream continues to move forward with an education and mentorship program on the horizon and more.


Thank you 🙏 to everyone who has been a part of this journey. We’re motivated to continue to offer you the highest quality mind/body experience.

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Just in: Breathe Series

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“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.”  -Amit Ray

In this 3-Week Series, participants will explore how their daily breathing habits can be contributing to feelings of anxiety, stress, brain fog, and poor judgment. See actual quantitive results in your daily life and learn the science behind what many mystics and sages have been practicing for centuries.   Michaela Goorahoo, founder of Expand+Breathe, uses techniques to help you understand your individual breathing style and its affects your health.  

This experience is for anyone who wants to combat stress in their lives. Learn simple life hacks to increase your immunity, improve focus, concentration while reducing stress and anxiety.

$110 for the 3-Week Series | $75 for Powerhouse Members

Check out our events page for your link: pilatescollectiveslo.com/events

#savethetatas

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This Sunday we’re partnering with #Lululemonslo and leading a Pilates mat class to benefit the Hearst Cancer Center and Breast Cancer Awareness.

Class will be free for attendees but donations will be accepted. 100% if the proceeds will go to the Hearst Cancer Center.

Bring a mat, bring a friend and wear your pink to support and honor those who are currently battling, have battled or are supporting a loved one through #cancer.

See you Sunday! 👍💪

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We’ve got a mat for that!

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 🙋‍♀️Hey! Have you seen our new expanded schedule? We’re now offering #matclasses in our bigger space including: FITMAT; Mat 1 and 2; #foamrolling + #foundationtraining; Revive, Stretch + Release; Energy Balancing + Restorative #meditation; and #gyrokinesis!

What more could you ask for?! (Seriously- let us know and we will make it happen!)

We can’t wait to see you this week! 👍💪

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Join Us 🌸.

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 #breastcancerawarenessmonth is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. (Wikipedia).

Thanks to @caseycaninopilates and the @pink_ribbon_program, we are able to join this campaign and offer our local community a place to meet, move, learn, grieve, love and support.

Starting October 16th, we will be hosting a 3-week class series called The Pink Ribbon Program where we will dive into safe pilates-based movements that can support you or a loved ones journey through or after #breastcancer.

On October 20th, we will host a Movement through Cancer Workshop and Discussion Forum featuring women intimately connected with the #slocommunity and #cancer.

Learn more by reaching out to us. You can also follow @caseycaninopilates directly, or visit our website to sign up for the above mentioned classes and workshops.

We look forward to supporting all the women who have been affected by this disease. 🙏

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Contrology + Mindful Movement

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Did you know Pilates was original named “Contrology” by creator #joesphpilates? He believed, so fervently, in the benefits of complete mind control over body. Being precise and #mindful in your movements is what counts and it’s what we practice here at PCS.

“A few well-designed movements, properly performed in a balanced sequence, are worth hours of doing sloppy calisthenics or forced contortion.” -Joseph Pilates (I don’t know about you, but 😳🤯).

At the fundamental level, our hope is to help you find a better connection to your body, your breath and your movements, both, inside and outside the studio. As you progress through the method, your control will become more effortless/automatic allowing you to pick up the pace, perhaps add resistance or challenge yourself with more coordination.

We often hear “pilates feels too easy...” at first. “I’m used to heavier weight, faster pace and bigger movements.” You must walk before you run- master the fundamentals and gain the benefits in every aspect of your life. If you want to change your body- you have to change your habits. Who agrees? 🙋‍♀️

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Come See Us!

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Have you been in to see us yet? You’ll find us in the historic Railroad Square, level 1, Suite 140.


If you haven’t been in- reach out to schedule your free, 30-minute session with our exceptional instructors. DM ya for more info.


We’ve got some big news about our front door coming your way soon 👍💪.

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NEW: Powerhouse Membership

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 ❤️ Have you checked out our new #Powerhouse Membership? Schedule a free, 30-minute intro session to find out if you’re just like us. #pilatesaddict •••••••••••••••••••••••

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Six Days...

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 🙋‍♀️ Did you hear (...check your inbox)?! We're Turning 1!🙌🎉


Join us this weekend to #celebrate! Enjoy: 1️⃣ Free Classes; 2️⃣ Hike + Foundation Training with @caseycaninopilates on Terrace Hill; 3️⃣ Lots of @whalebirdkombucha; 4️⃣ Discounts on retail; 5️⃣ Happy Hour at the Station SLO; and 6️⃣ Unlimited Smiles, Laughs and Fun! 👍💪


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👋 Summer Workshops!

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 ....Coming right up! The last of our Summer Workshop series is happening this weekend with @caseycaninopilates.

What workshops do you want to see in the fall? We’ve got some exciting updates coming soon!

#Repost @caseycaninopilates with @get_repost

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Come join me @pilatescollectiveslo for my next workshop; Injuries, Modifications, and the Mind/Body Connection. August 25th! Get on the list soon, only two spaces left!!

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Functional Pilates

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Our third (of four) Summer Workshop is coming up this Saturday with Keira.


This workshop is all about “Functional #Pilates” and how Pilates concepts can be taken and used in your everyday lives, activities and other modes of exercise.


Specifically, we will be exploring the nuances of the Pilates fundamentals and how they can enhance movements you know and love: sit ups/crunches, squats, planks, pushups, sitting at your desk or in the car, twisting to grab bag in the back seat, getting up from your chair or walking up the stairs.


See you in the studio! 👍 #returntolife #signuponline


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Meet Beckett!

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 👋Meet Beckett! She’s the newest member of the PCS crew.

Beckett Emerald Sky grew up in Southern California and New York City and attended the Idyllwild School of Music and Art to study ballet and modern dance with the Bella Lewitzki Company.

Beckett has an MFA degree in dance and has trained and taught Yoga, Pilates and Gyrotonic all over the world. She just returned from Florence, Italy where she taught and spent one year studying painting and art restoration.

She completed a 770 hour teacher training program where she learned to teach on all of the Pilates equipment and also mat work for all levels and abilities. She loved this balanced way to feel joy and energy and she naturally lost weight and got into the best shape of her life.

Beckett is truly delighted to meet you and help you to feel your best, with confidence, energy, joy and peace and to live in a body you love!

Read Beckett’s full bio on our website or check her out this week! Her classes start NOW. 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️

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Ready for More Pilates? Join PCS for Summer Workshops!

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July 14- "Fundamental Pilates Principles: their shapes and application in the Pilates Method"with Keira Cumberland will cover basic Pilates principles including: neutral pelvis, Pilates "flat back", working from your center, c-curve and how Pilates address forward flexion and loaded forward flexion.

July 28- "Core, the Pelvic Floor, and Joseph Pilates" with Casey Canino. Dialogue and define your true core and pelvic floor through a series of specific movements and pilates mat exercises. Learn the history behind Pilates, and the man with the plan: Joseph Pilates!

August 11- "Functional Pilates: Applying Pilates principles beyond the studio" with Keira Cumberland will help participants understand how Pilates principles can carry over and enhance their efforts in daily life and other modalities such as hiking, biking, walking, running, weightlifting, swimming, dancing and yoga. 

We will be taking a handful of classical Pilates exercises and breaking them down into their functional application in your life.

August 25- "Injuries, Modifications and the Mind Body Connection" with Casey Canino. Discover why Physical Therapists, doctors, and so many other professionals suggest Pilates before any other exercise. Learn modifications for common injuries or chronic pains, and see why practices like synchronized breath and movement make Pilates a mind/body method."

Purchase one workshop or all four here:  https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=712977&stype=41&sTG=27&sessionChecked=true