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June 12th
“So much to accomplish in 24 hours.” “There is never enough time in the day.” “I do not have enough time to exercise.” “I wish I could fit a workout into my schedule.” Yes, daily life is truly a balancing &h…
June 17th
Wishful Thinking Won’t Make You Fit Pilates Profile: Bill Trapmann, Age 65, Retired Economist I’ve been practicing Pilates for slightly more than four years. I practice with regular sessions in the Excel studio at least once a week, except whe…
May 24th
By Sophie Mendelson In recent years, Pilates has become very popular. This program of exercise, which once induced wrinkled brows and a whole slew of creative pronunciations, is now familiar fare to the fitness savvy across the country—and they&rsqu…
November 6th
The Power of Progression Patience and Persistence are the pathways to steady progress in your Pilates workout. The Pilates Method of body conditioning is an in-depth system consisting of over 600 exercises. When the Pilates exercises are taught and learne…
January 2nd
2015 will mark my 20th year of teaching Pilates. This 20-year anniversary causes me to reflect on the beginning of my Pilates journey. 20 years later I am still teaching because I am INSPIRED by this body of work. Joseph … Continue reading →
September 11th
I have been exercising most of my life. As a former athlete, dancer and current Pilates Instructor, my physical abilities always have been front and center in my focus. For most of my life, I have needed to stay in … Continue reading →
April 22nd
It’s not a mystery… working out is and should be hard work. It’s how we gain strength, muscle mass and definition. But ultimately it should feel good and movement should come with a sense of ease. Muscle tightness and stiff … Con…
December 11th
Here at Excel, we are very adamant about focusing on expansive knowledge of the classical Pilates method. Advanced training and continued education are key in keeping the minds and bodies of both current and aspiring teachers in our field. Lesa, … …
November 29th
Happy Holidays from Excel Pilates DC!  As the year comes to a close there’s no better time to start making decisions about how you’d like to see your life change in the coming year. We’ve already given you reasons why … Conti…
November 20th
Joseph Pilates was a health enthusiast, entrepreneur and inventor who cared deeply about the maintenance of the body, mind and soul. He developed Contrology (now commonly known as Pilates) as a means of keeping every part of you in sync … Continue …