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Did you know .. Water in our Cells and in Plant Cells is Actually H3O2?

Most water is H2O but groundbreaking research from Harvard and Cornell has found that water in our cells and in plant cells is actually H3O2 – it is gel-like water charged by electrolytes. When touching most surfaces in the body, water transforms itself into so‐called Exclusion Zone (EZ) water, whose formula is H3O2. EZ water differs in all respects from H2O. And, there is a lot of it, everywhere.

This gel water acts as fuel for every action of every cell says Dr. Gerald Pollack, Ph.D, head of University of Washington’s Pollack Water Lab and author of The Fourth Phase of Water (liquid, gas, solid and H3O2). While the science is complicated, it means that gel water is magical and primes our cells for every function. So increasing gel water is one of the best things to do for all healthy organ & joint function, sleeping, mood regulation and weight loss. And the easiest, faster way to do that is to MELT and do Pilates.

Here’s why: your fascia is a spongy connective tissue system that criss-crosses your body and acts like an intricate water delivery system, and that is activated by small movements. These small, localized, soft, gentle movements get your cellular hydration action going.

MELT Method fitness and education is available at Annabel, Rose & Ruth at MELT Method Winnipeg inside Pilates Manitoba where you can also do Fitness Pilates, Therapeutic Pilates and Physiotherapy Pilates.

#MELTmethod #MELTtribe #core #pilateslove #lessismore #breakfree #reframeyourstressors #endfitnessanxiety #endpainfulmovement#endpainfulexercise #endweightlossanxiety#whenyouwanttoraceslowyourpace #breathe #inhalethegood #exhalethebad#weightloss #hydration #cellularhydration #interstitium #connectivetissue#fascia

Tai Chi starts Jan 9 / 2019 at Pilates Manitoba

The Pilates Manitoba team just got even better. Tai chi, with Susan Nash, starts Wed Jan 9 at 9:15-10:15 am in our movement learning centre. Registration starts now so if you want a spot, call us, DM us, email us or Text us 204.999.9984 or book online. All welcome. If you are new to Pilates Manitoba, we do not have registration or enrollment fees. You just have to register for the program of choice, be it Tai Chi or Pilates or whatever, or buy a flex-class pass and try a bit of everything.

New Athletic Therapist at Pilates Manitoba – Carly Appler

Carly Graduated from the University of Winnipeg in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and obtained her Athletic Therapy Certification in 2011 from the Canadian Athletic Therapist’s Association. She has more than 4 years of clinical experience working with a variety of patients as well as working in the field with numerous sports teams. She enjoys working with all populations and inspiring others to improve their physical health and fitness. Being a gymnast growing up gave her the curiosity to learn about the human body and ultimately Athletic Therapy. Carly is passionate about teaching others about Athletic Therapy and that it is for everyone – prevention and care for your muscles, bones, and joints.

Joan’s Story – On Pilates and Osteoporosis

Thanks to our awesome client Joan for sharing her story and her advocacy of Pilates for osteoporosis as mentioned by Osteoporosis Canada.  Not all exercise is created equal.  We have small classes so you get lots of attention and personalized instruction…that is where alot of risk is… when you are left alone in a large group.  We have small group classes and private lessons and when you take your Pilates with our licensed physiotherapists, your Pilates is covered under your physio insurance.  Call 204.487.2287 or text 204.999.9984.  Make 2019 the year of not living dangerously.  Question exercising that is too fast,too hard, too much pressure and too big.  Pilates is the only adaptive and modified program.

Read The Winnipeg Free Press’ “The Slipping Season“.

Unshovelled sidewalks add to the risk of falling for pedestrians of all ages.

Upcoming MFC Workshops at Pilates Manitoba

2019 brings multiple MFC Workshops hosted at Pilates Manitoba!

Exercise Theory
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Date: January 25 – 27 / 2019
Time: Friday 5pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 5pm

YogaFit  – 3 Options!
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Date: Feb 23 – 24 / 2019 and March 9 – 10 / 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm, each day

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Date:  May 11 – 12 / 2019  and 25 – 26 / 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm each day

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Date:  Sept 21 – 22 / 2019 and Oct 5 – 6 / 2019
Time: 9am to 5pm each day

Visit our MFC Workshop page for more details!

Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Mindfulness Training Certification


When: Friday, Mar 15th / 2019 to Sunday, Mar 17th / 2019
Friday: 6pm – 9pm
Saturday: 11:30am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4:30pm
Where: This event will take place at Pilates Manitoba, 390 Academy Road, 204.487.2287 (studio) or 204.999.9984 (text) on  Fri March 15, 2019  6-9 pm, Sat March 16 11:30 a.m – 5 p.m and Sunday March 17 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch & snacks & yoga mat  (there are a few to use). There is a small fridge, coffee maker, kettle and microwave.
Cost: Early bird before Feb 1 / 2019 $325+ tax, $425 + tax after that date
Instructor:  Kellie Dearman

This weekend training is for anyone who works with talk therapy and wants to introduce mindfulness into your practice, such as therapists, mental health practitioners, clinicians, social workers, psychologists. It is also for yoga teachers and Yoga in Schools program. It will give you the knowledge, skills, and practice you need to confidently share trauma sensitive yoga and mindfulness practices with those you serve.

For yoga teachers – learn more about trauma and and how you can make simple adaptions to your offering to make it more accessible to those living with a trauma or stress related disorder.

For therapists, mental health professionals, and trauma caregivers. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to share mindful movement and breath with your clients. Learn a somatic modality that you can use to help clients learn to self-regulate and tolerate present moment experience.

Workshop Objectives
• Understand the fundamental principles of yoga and appreciate why yoga is so well
suited to address the trauma condition.
• Learn a trauma sensitive yoga framework that can easily be adapted to help you
meet the individual needs of the people you work with.
• Learn and practice a trauma sensitive approach to any yoga pose or movement.
• Learn and practice a simple sequence of poses that you can share with your clients.
• Understand what makes a yoga session trauma sensitive and learn and practice how
to conduct a safe offering.
• Experience, learn, and practice a number of other techniques you can employ to
help clients self-regulate, including Yoga Nidra, a guided relaxation and meditation
• Understand the rationale for, and an approach to, forming and working with small

At the conclusion of this course, you may opt to purchase a $20 hard copy of “Teaching Trauma-Sensitive Yoga- A Practical Guide” by Brendon Abram, published by North Atlantic Books and distributed by Penguin

If you do not have the space in your practice to teach clients but are still interested in this training, Pilates Manitoba has a mind-body room.

No previous Yoga certification needed. All information & poses modified and adapted for any yoga teacher, clinician, social worker, psychologist or therapist to be able to introduce mindfulness into their own practice. If you are already a Yoga instructor, you will get 20 hours CEC’s with Yoga Alliance. If you are interested taking this certification but have no space to practice it with your clients, Pilates Manitoba has a beautiful room for you to use to start building your mindfulness practice. Talk to us at 204.487.2287.
There is 8 hours of self-study to prepare yourself prior to the first day of the course.