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Body Balance Institute Blog

More than just another Pilates studio, Body Balance Institute is Jacksonville’s premier life enhancing studio! We offer a variety of personalized fitness and wellness services in an immaculate, state of the art facility. Our staff of nationally certified instructors offers private, semi-private and group sessions. When you finally get tired of the same old fitness routines and you’re ready for …

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Golf at Body Balance Institute

Body Balance Institute Blog

Body Balance Institute is proud to be a part of PGA TOUR Health, the official wellness program of PGA Tour employees. We have been providing on-site fitness, nutrition, and wellness services at PGA Headquarters (TPC Sawgrass) since 2012. In 2017, we added a second location in the prestigious World Golf Village. We also consult with and provide services for professional …

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Dance and Body Balance Institute

Body Balance Institute Blog

Since we opened our doors 15 years ago, we have been working with numerous dancers and their instructors. All forms of dance require a high level of body awareness, coordination, focus, grace and fluidity. Techniques taught and used at Body Balance Institute allow dancers to perfect and fine tune their skills as elite artists of dance and enhance their skill …

What Is Gyrotonic®?

Body Balance Institute Blog

Gyrotonic® is a technique that focuses on mobilization of the spine and joints. It effectively eases pain and eliminates restrictions in the body. Exercises are performed on the Pulley Tower Combination Unit, a unique piece of equipment that is fully adjustable to meet the needs of many people with varying body types and levels of strength. Gyrokinesis® Gyrokenesis® is similar …

What Is Pilates?

Body Balance Institute Blog

The benefits of Pilates have something to offer everyone, whatever your activity level, shape, size and personal or professional goal. From the novice, inactive person to the professional athlete, The Pilates Method is a systematic approach to whole body and mind fitness. Pilates redefines the body and redistributes weight, creating functional strength and shapely curves. There is an emphasis on …

Monthly Focus – August

Body Balance Institute Blog

Whole Body Movement Pilates is about integration: integrating movement into a flowing whole body experience, integrating the mind and body to create clarity and purpose and integrating mind, body and spirit to create a life of balance. In contrast to other exercise methods that focus on isolating specific muscles, the Pilates Method looks at the body as a whole unit. …

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Teaching to Learn

Emily Floyd Blog

For as long as I can remember, I have been a teacher. As a kid while many youngsters played dress up, or played with their dolls, I was busy teaching classes with my dolls and stuffed animals. There was never a dull moment. Assignments were always due, corrections were always applied, and feedback was always given to my students. I’ve …

Flips, Flight and Freedom

Tara Scalesi Blog

When I was a kid, I used to love watching the Olympics with my family and marveling at the girls (and boys) who would run at full speed onto a padded mat and begin a series of seemingly impossible, continuous flips. They were incredible and I was enamored with all the crazy things they could do with their bodies. I …

Monthly Focus – July

Body Balance Institute Blog

Precision Precision, or exactness of movement is what sets Pilates apart from other exercise systems. Precision requires focus, awareness and controlled action. Every movement has a purpose and every cue or instruction is important to the success of the movement. In Pilates, we use fewer repetitions that are executed with control and precision, performing one or a few perfect movement …

Massage, Pilates, Qi Gong and Beyond

Erin Johnson Blog

My first love of the human form and all of its possibilities began for me 13 years ago with Massage. The idea that we begin to learn about ourselves by first pressing up against the world around us is, in its inception, self awareness that grows from those moments during massage when you realize you were holding on to more …