Instructor’s Pilates Journey: Katy

I began taking Pilates classes while at the University of Connecticut and loved the physical outlet Pilates provided me. Being an active runner, Pilates was a chance for me to get a full body workout without the impact of the pavement. I pursued my Pilates education through Peak Pilates and STOTT Pilates to learn the different methods and practices that Pilates has to offer in hopes of creating a better experience for my participants.

I love learning and absorbing new exercises and techniques not only for my teaching but for my own personal knowledge. One of the greatest feelings is working to successfully achieve a challenging exercise. And once I do, there is always something new to work on to challenge my body!

I still run and continue to see progress in my running posture and strength in a way that enhances my entire body. And I love getting to share Pilates with others.

Instructor’s Pilates Journey: Katy2017-09-12T19:31:53-04:00

Educated Opinion on Bikram Yoga

So it turns out the fact that I was concerned about the heat in a Bikram Yoga was a fair concern. And the fact that I couldn’t find much information on it was because there really isn’t much information out there. Cathy, who teaches our Tolland classes and is also about to finish her graduate degree at UConn studying kinesiology brought the topic up with her professors and they agreed whether or not the heat is harmful os a good question. But it turns out, though having concern may have been valid, I probably didn’t need to worry too much since I’m reasonably healthy. Based on the response from Cathy’s professors is that it probably won’t hurt you, but you should be cautious both for the heat and the potential of overstretching. Here are two of Cathy’s professors’ educated thoughts on the matter: “I know of no concerns related to muscle injury while working in a hot environment. The body thermoregulates well under hot conditions as evidenced with training (cycling, running, military duties etc) in the heat. At some point however heat and dehydration result in thermoregulatory failure with heat stroke that is still too often fatal. We also know […]

Educated Opinion on Bikram Yoga2017-09-12T19:31:56-04:00