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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 […]

We lead busy lives, and often it can be hard to find a spare moment to relax during the week. Between work (or school), staying fit, maintaining homes, and fulfilling modern obligations like keeping up on social media, there just isn’t too much spare time. This leads to a lot of stress, and by the […]

We have found the ultimate guilt-free treat. This is the perfect post (or pre) Pilates snack! This recipe combines chocolate, tahini and dates – all of which are rich in magnesium. Why do we need magnesium? Magnesium helps us to absorb calcium and other minerals, activates enzymes to create cellular energy, prevents muscle cramping, relieves migraines […]

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Pilates has been known to develop greater core strength and provide relief from daily aches and pains while also being easy on the joints and helps hone focus and brainpower. There’s just so much to love about this discipline, thanks to Joseph Pilates’ groundbreaking work in the 1920s. But one thing that remains an ongoing […]