Fall 2014 Mat class starting Tuesday Sept. 16

The leading Pilates mat class in Westchester/Rye NY! Corey’s Pure Body Mat Class begins Tuesday Sept. 16! And will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15AM at Community Synagogue of Rye (200 Forest Ave., Rye)

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Corey’s Top 10 Reasons to practice Pilates!

I truly believe that Pilates is for everyone!  An amazing quality of this wonderful fitness technique is the ability to adapt to ANY BODY and meets you wherever you are with your current fitness level and strength. Strengthening your large and small muscles uniformly, Pilates helps you be better at everything else in your life. Are you a runner? Do you play tennis? Swim? Bike? Do you have to stand a lot during your day? Sit a lot during your day? It doesn’t matter what it is, Pilates helps you just be betterRead More…

What is Neutral Spine or Neutral Pelvis?

And why is it important to work in this position?

If you have ever seen an x-ray picture of a the spinal vertebrae, or drawings or photos in an anatomy book then you know that the spine is not a straight bodily structure, like building blocks stacked directly on top of each other, but more of a snake-like curved structure.  Neutral Spine is the NATURAL curves in the spine, when standing in an upright healthy stance. In this position, the pelvis is not rotated posteriorly (tailbone tucked under) or rotated anteriorly (lordosis/swayback) however just…neutral. Read More…

Awesome Green Smoothie Recipe

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If you a re looking for new ways to get your greens into your diet here is a great idea: green smoothies! Read More…

3 questions to ask your trainer

Pilates trainer with client

Pilates trainer Corey Radtke with client on the High Barrel

With the season of  New Year Resolutions upon us, you may be considering a personal trainer to get you started on the right foot. Personal trainers can really help you get motivated and also keep you from skipping workouts and help to make you accountable, a key component when working to get healthy and fit. The following 3 questions are great for finding a good Pilates Trainer, however are also appropriate for any type of personal trainer.  Read More…

Announcing Pilates Mat Class beginning October 1, 2013

I have been keeping my eye out for a great space to offer my Pure Body Pilates mat classes to the community. Read More…

You don’t have to be an athlete!

In my youth I was a dancer.  And the amount of time I put into it, you could say I was an über-athlete.  But in my 30’s and 40’s raising two kids and running a small business I have realized I will never again be an athlete.  For a while this was hard to accept. I would see all kinds of women and men, running.  They run like mad in my town.  There seems to be an obsession Read More…

Corey’s mat class

A word about the community mat class I teach at Rye Presbyterian Church.  I initially set out to reach more people than I would in my one on one work.  I love the Pilates formula so much I wanted to give back to as many as I could in my community and show this wonderful technique, particularly to those 40 and up.  Pilates helps us to age to with grace and strength and is a SAFE way for a whole body workout.  I wanted to show more people what Pilates can do for their bodies and well being.  So the community mat class Read More…

Breathing

After a mat class the other day a student asked me about breathing: “I got a little dizzy with the breathing, is that normal?”  An excellent question, and I’ll get to the answer a little later, but the question of breath really got me thinking about how I approach teaching the Pilates method.  When teaching a mat class or a private session, I cue each inhale and exhale very specifically with the movement.  I also take time at the beginning of the class dedicated just to breathing. I have noticed over the years that this is rare – many movement teachers barely mention the breath in their classes.  Why is that?

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FAMI Workshop in July 2012

I just spent five wonderful days at The Mount Sinai School for Medicine attending the FAMI Workshop (Functional Anatomy for Movement Instructors). The purpose of this intensive anatomy study is to give movement instructors like myself an inside view of the body and how what I do as a Pilates teacher can help in either preventing or assisting in the healing of dysfunctional movement.

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