CoreBody Blog

The Long + Short of Your Hamstrings

Pilates Helps Build Strong . Pliable Hamstrings

Healthy Hamstrings Lead to Improved Posture, Walking and Injury Prevention.

There are three hamstring muscles that literally hang from your sits bones to your lower leg bones. This group of muscles has a direct effect on hips and knees. When the hamstrings are healthy, both strong and long, they play a… Read More »


What + How Long Does It Take To Learn A New Exercise?

What does it take to learn a new exercise?

Whether you are new to Pilates, or a seasoned vet, everyone goes through the same process. In order to learn a new exercise, or sequence thereof, our body must build “muscle memory”, proprioception, strength, balance and coordination.

What is muscle memory?

Muscle memory is the result of repeated, practiced… Read More »


Every Step you take… Pelvic Listing Betters Your Balance

Pelvic Listing activates lateral hip muscles stabilizing the pelvis, improving balance, avoids knee pain and injury.

Hip Muscle Activation Improves Single Leg Balance

Did you know that 40% of our time is spent with our weight on a single leg? When walking, the foot on the ground works to propel the body forward as part of the gait cycle.  Many sports we enjoy include weight transfer to… Read More »


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 »


Your Abdominals & Spontaneous Contraction of the Pelvic Floor

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The Pelvic Floor engages spontaneously through our spinal cord reflex which is 5x faster than verbal cueing, improving our efficiency of movement.

Brent Anderson, a presenter from Pilates on Tour, inspired this newsletter as he recently shared his six-year study of the Pelvic Floor abdominals and how they engage spontaneously and 5x faster… Read More »