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This weeks topic: Fascia! Fascia is an all-encompassing system which Victoria Pilates, defines as “an elastic connective tissue that runs throughout [the] entire body” and is made up of a “dense web of fibres.” One way to think of it, is that it is like the casing that encapsulates a sausage, or the white layer of […]

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Did you know… There are no bony attachments connecting our shoulder blades to the back of our body. The only skeletal connection between our shoulders and the rest of our body is in where the shoulder and clavicle meet, forming the AC joint. Essentially, muscles are responsible for keeping the shoulder stable and supported, making it […]

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Summer has finally arrived and we just can’t help but get excited about one thing: taking our Pilates practice outdoors! All you need is a mat and if you’re lucky enough to have any of the following props (which FYI…are all available for purchase at the studio), throw them in your beach bag and off […]

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We snapped this pic of Susan, one of our fantastic instructors, teaching a mini-anatomy lesson in the middle of an Equipment class. Most of us know that Pilates is great for strengthening core muscles, increasing flexibility, and rehabilitating from injury. We’d like to take a moment to highlight a less talked-about benefit of Pilates: increased […]

In a recent post, we discussed whether or not playing music during Pilates is beneficial. We appreciated all of your responses, and because everyone is so unique, there is no right answer that works for everyone. Here at Full Circle, we love music. We have hosted lots of live music events here in our cozy […]

  One of the many great attributes about Pilates, is how widely accessible it is to all fitness levels, sizes, ages… you name it. We often hear things such as “Oh, I’m too old for that” or “my body isn’t like it used to be.” Sure, our bodies adapt and change over time, but why […]

It’s springtime in Vancouver and we are so excited about the local produce popping up at the farmer’s market. Here is a recipe for a warm spring salad that combines three April veggies and herbs that are highly beneficial for bone health: asparagus, radish and chive. Not only does this trio taste great as a […]

Spring is upon us and it sighs with renewal, growth and fresh perspective. Not to mention all the fresh buds blooming all around us, the daffodils whom begin to peak above the soil to greet us and the cherry blossoms that will soon be adorning our beautiful Vancouver trees. Spring inspires us to embrace light-heartedness […]