Here are the special tips that I use every single day of the year to make sure I make time for my Pilates practice. Let me know your thoughts below!
Here are some quick tips on what you can do (and why you’d want) to celebrate your workout wins.
This week’s class is inspired by every person who has rocked back and not rocked right back up. It happens. It seems like such an easy exercise when you rock back and it’s almost shocking you can’t rock back up right? But, the truth is this rolling exercise is more than rocking back and forth. There are some key things you can do in the exercise to make it happen. And, there are pieces throughout the mat work that help teach your body how to rock back and right back up.
This week let’s roll that open leg rocker!
Having a hard time picking a time of the day to do your practice? I’ve been there. Here’s what you can do to stop that.
Sometimes you don’t have the option to get on the other pieces of Pilates equipment. So which should you choose? The Mat or the Reformer?
It’s a common cue in any Pilates class and exercise for a teacher to ask you to “find your length” or, reach in two directions. But, you are also supposed to keep everything connected at the same time.
In this week’s mat pilates class we will explore finding the length in our bodies but without letting it all hang out!
Can’t wait to hear how this feels for you!
See you on your mat!.
You’ve got goals! You have fitness goals that maybe you set a new years resolution or maybe an event is coming up and you just want to look or feel a certain way. Or, maybe you just want to start taking time for yourself. Perhaps you want to start putting your overall health first! All of these reasons are good and valid. And, your Pilates instructor while not a magician is someone you can articulate how you want to look and feel. The beauty of finding a Pilates instructor that is right for you is that they become your partner in crime. They become accountability and help you reach your personal health goals.
This week’s class is a special request from one of YOU! While I don’t work hours in front of my computer I too am on my devices or working hours rounded forwarded working with a client. Opening your front without closing your back!
When I first discovered Pilates it was on the mat. I was invited to a mat Pilates class and I fell in love with how it made me feel. I honestly didn’t even know, see or get on the equipment for almost two years. I couldn’t tell you which was better in Pilates the Mat or the Reformer.
By request, we are starting an exploration of extension. This will be one of many that we do. This week, we explore what it means to find length in the spine without doing massive backbends. I used to think that extension could only exist if my feet were touching my head. But, after lots of studying in my own body, I have found that the more I allow the extension to stay away from my lower back and work its way up my spine the more strength I feel in my body. In this week’s class enjoy the mini extension exploration. And, take it a few times because the thing about relearning extension is the more you do it the more your body remembers!
It may take 21 days to make a habit but let’s start off with a simple 7 day Pilates challenge that will have you feeling more connected, stronger, taller and more energized.
Pilates on the Reformer is more than just a great way to work your muscles. It’s also an excellent way to learn more about how you connect to your body and more.
It seems like every time you turn around there is a new study out there on how often you should be working out. I read one the other day that said just 10 minutes a day five days a week! Ok, here’s the thing, I’m not sure the exact amount of time you should be working out.
What’s the deal with leg pull’s? You know those two exercises towards the end of the mat that we tend to skip? They look and feel like push-ups or reverse push-ups. But, they are so much more than meets the eye.
In fact, when ever I do them I feel way more going on in my body than I ever do with a push-up. This week, we will use our entire mat to prepare us for these two Pilates gems.
See you on your mat!
The SideKicks used to just include the Front and Back. But many of Joseph Pilates students have added a few variations to this. Why? Because the sidekicks are so important. Our side strength is what helps us do movements in multiple planes at once.
I first fell in love with Pilates on the mat. I’ll admit I actually didn’t even know what Pilates was…