Author: Stephanie Roberts

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

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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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To Crunch or Not to Crunch?!

Spring is upon us and soon enough we will all be dressing in fewer layers…

And along with the cardio, the weights, the yoga and the Pilates, many people will be doing a lot more ‘core’ work. If you don’t want to be sending out this message: “Attention: Due to recent setbacks, my summer beach body will be postponed another year.  As usual your patience is appreciated.”….then you will want to read on!

Crunches or sit-ups (aka Ab Prep /Chest Lift) are…

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What will it be this New Year?  Intentions vs Resolutions

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This is the time of year many use as a jumping off point for resolutions, and though I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s resolutions, it is a time many of us hit the re-set button on various areas of our lives.

In my experience, New Years Resolutions are not only nearly always broken which then makes the failed resolver feel guilty, but they are usually guilt-inspired, too.  Guilt is not a good educator. Guilt does not inspire. Resolutions usually…

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