pilates

Wild For The World Cup

World Cup Referees Start Their Practice With Pilates

"On one field, a group of referees jogged and did toe-touches and knee-kicks, then spread out yoga mats for a series of push-ups, sit-ups and Pilates-style poses. On the opposite field, a group...played a pretend match, acting out foul-worthy infractions as directed, while pairs of FIFA referees officiated and were evaluated on their accuracy."

today's Washington Post, describing the FIFA World Cup refs' practice sessions.

World Cup Ref (via <a href="http://blog.mlive.com/benchwarmer/2010/06/world_cup_referees_brush_up_on.html">AP</a>)

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Glee + Guthy-Renker = Such a Happy Night

Oliver recently turned the SW office on to "Glee." "It's the voices of neurotic New York 30-something writers coming from the mouths of high school students, plus show tunes sensibility!" he crowed. Katie just confessed to watching it last night while sweatily building Ikea furniture. I confessed to having performed the following double laptop, Hulu + infomercial Pilates act twice already this week. Which maybe makes me a neurotic New Yorker. But I heartily recommend the workout anyway: 

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Glee (via <a href="http://www.hulu.com/">hulu</a>)
Workout Date: 
Wed, 06/09/2010 (All day)
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Butwhatifido said "

brilliant.  Don't stop believin' !!! 

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Stressful day anecdote

A long stressful day today.  The only cure, back to back classes at the gym.  I took an intermediate yoga class then pilates.  I haven't taken pilates in a couple years and oh my god my abs and legs were BURNING.  At one point the teacher said it should hurt so bad that it doesn't feel like it can be good for you.  But allegedly it is.  My hips do feel really open

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Workout Date: 
Thu, 05/27/2010 (All day)
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spindig said "

So inspiring & amazing! Thank you!

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Poet Laureate

The Pilates Olympics Involved Boiled Eggs and Dixie Cups

My Pilates experiences have all been horrible: Sweaty, dark classrooms populated by scowling, grunting women and lead by teachers who neither explained positions or adjusted students. I’ve walked out of every class. Yet, somehow, Saturday afternoon I found myself exiting Grand Central, negotiating the tourist gaggle, and looking for Pilates on Fifth to report on “The Pilates Olympics.” Think of it like American Idol meets Dancing with the Stars, but replace obligatory Brits with Lululemon pants and the audience is a scruffy blogger and an adorable, older gentleman there hootin’ and hollerin’ and supporting his wife. While wearing American flag shorts.

Pilates on Fifth (via <a href="http://pilatesonfifth.com/Facility.shtml">PilatesOnFifth</a>)
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sandyliz said "

celeste- best. card. ever.

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Giddy Week-- Also, iPhone question

I've had kind of a manic week so by yesterday I really just needed to run!  But I also wanted to do pilates so instead of running outside, I went to the gym and ran on the dreadmill, in which I couldn't even get the tv to work.  I chugged through just over 3 miles in 35 minutes.  Not great, but I was bored.  So my question is-- I listen to my iPhone while on the dreadmill an

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Workout Date: 
Thu, 05/20/2010 (All day)
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Events

Win Free Tickets to the First Annual Pilates World Games

Hello my Social Workout friends — Pilates Style has asked me, Brooke Siler, to be a judge at the first ever Pilates World Games this Saturday. I am totally psyched that Pilates will finally have a day of officially being considered an unofficial sport. (Those of you that know and love Pilates will understand my joy). I'd love for you to come laugh, play or just gawk!! Since all the proceeds go to helping fight childhood obesity (through the organization "Pilates in The Schools"), and since the dream of Joe Pilates was to see his method being taught as school curriculum, this event feels doubly worthwhile. For more info on the day visit Ultimate Pilates Workouts. See you there!

Ed note: We have one free ticket to the Pilates World Games! Wanna go? Comment on this post, and your name goes in a hat. We'll announce the winner tomorrow morning at 10:00 A.M.

Pilates World Games
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New York

sassletics82 said "

oh no...i'll be away on sat...can't make it

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Netflix workout!

The Netflix streaming workout options are better now than they were the last time I checked them out.  Completed an aerobic/pilates workout ~ 45 minutes.

I'm sore today but it feels good :)

Workout Date: 
Wed, 05/19/2010 (All day)

Ha Ha Ha

Burlesque Plus Pilates Equals Burlates

Actually, I linked to this in the last post, but then decided these crazy people merit their own post. If you've done Pilates recently, I dare you not to smile. 

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Llaves said "

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JUST GET IT DONE DAY

It was one of those "just get it done days". I woke up stiff in the hips, hamstrings tight, from yesterday's tough run. Pilates class helped loosen me up. It was hard but it always feels good.

I wasn't able to get to my cardio workout until after dinner, and by then I was so tired, the plyo nearly killed me. But it is done. And the abs.

Workout Date: 
Tue, 05/04/2010 (All day)
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