Author: Stephanie Roberts

Pilates Bilateral Coordination + Connectivity Training

How Asymmetrical Load Can Strengthen Brain/Body Response

What makes the human body so unique is that no body is perfectly symmetrical. Instead, the human body is made up of specific imbalances that we must work to strengthen together and separately in order to reinforce our core and our limbs for balance and movement.

Working asymmetrically can improve efficient movement in our… Read More »


The Importance of Rotation for Functional Movement.

Stomach Massage with Twist

Why Rotational Movement or Twisting?

Being that there are no straight lines in the human body – all joints articulate with some degree of rotation. Therefore, it makes sense that we train to achieve our highest range of motion training with continuous circular/spiraling movement patterns, promoting communication and connection between the muscles, tendons, connective tissues (fascia) and the joints within the… Read More »


Tensegrity + Integrated Movement

The oppositional energy of both front and back body working together creates ease of movement in the “Lean” on the chair above.

Develop Balance and Ease of Movement through Oppositional Energy
The way we train has changed drastically over the past decade, as we have gained a deeper understanding of the physiological adaptations for the human body to move with grace, power and endurance.

In Pilates,… Read More »


The Pilates “Shake” …friend or foe?!

The Pilates shake improves dynamic core stability

Pilates is designed to strengthen what is weak and lengthen what is tight. It is about posture, and core stabilizing muscles.

What does it mean though when you’re feeling that tremor or shaking in your abdominals when on the long or short box in round back flexion or in neutral alignment hinging back half way? Or when you’re on the 2nd side of standing side splits and your inner thighs are shaking? Is this uncontrollable…

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Pain in the Neck?! Pilates trains for effective movement patterns

Short Spine Deep Cove

Hips Up…Shoulders Back! 

There are many reasons to keep your shoulders on your back.  Even more reasons than the obvious:  Because they belong on your back…not on your front. 


Millions of people suffer from neck and shoulder tension. It can build up from poor posture, excessive sitting, poor movement patterns, over use, and general stress or anxiety.

 

The muscles around your shoulder blades and rib cage serve as a postural role for your upper body. Movement of the arms is also contingent on strong…

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