You are either awaiting many guests and holiday events or on your way to a friend or family members home! And that means traffic, lots of planning and entertaining. It's enough work to wonder if you are truly going to have some rest time during the holidays. One thing I have learned in all the travel and family affairs is sometimes you just need to roll with it!
This week, we will get through the whole mat in 30 min (complete with modifications if needed) because a little of each exercise will go a long way in our Pilates practice.
When life gets crazy it's so important to get "grounded." But, what does that even mean? And, with the holiday craze who has the time to shop, work, go to parties, workout and then "get grounded?"
It’s that time of year! Crazy schedules, lots of food, parties candy. This is the time when your Pilates mat practice counts the most! This week, we will go a little out of order, and make our way to our fabulous hundred. Like it or love it the Hundred, ahem, the Holidays are here!
While Tree is often an unsung hero of the Reformer it’s rarely done on the Mat. But, when it is its effects are amazing!!! Don’t worry, if you have no idea what the Tree is we will go over it at the beginning and enjoy its effects for the rest of class!
This week’s class is my “what can I do” class. Can you do the exercise you usually skip? Can you go a little deeper? Can you try something new? Will you surprise yourself? I bet you will!
Each week we often dive into just one exercise and how it flows through our mat. But this week we feel how each exercise prepares us for the one that comes right after. It’s a fun way to think about your mat and how every exercise is as important as the one before and after it!
Ever have a teacher who asks you to, “Give them one more?” Well, if you haven’t you will this week. And, if you have then you may not be looking forward to this class but I promise I won’t ask for one more rep. Instead, I will be asking for one more inch.
In your day to day life you have to stand on one leg to put on your pants, get into your car or kick a bag! We feel how every exercise helps ready us for the Kneeling Side Kicks. You’ll feel stronger when class is over!
How does 1 little extra lb change your entire practice? What happens to how you feel your practice when you take one lb and add it in to almost every exercise? Find out this week in class! It's fun!
Sometimes we get so caught up in our need-to-work-on's that we miss out on all the good stuff that happens when we flow. Let's just enjoy the movement the way Joseph Pilates intended!
Ok, truth is they are just plain hard! And, even when you are strong enough they are hard. I'm not sure the day will come for me or for you where we go "Yeah!!! Hip Circles!" But, I do believe that we can "get" them.