CoreBody Blog

Re: Abs.

Pilates Builds Strong Abdominals, Essential To A Strong Practice.

Strong healthy abdominals are essential to building a strong Pilates practice, and a mindful connection with our breath, alignment and low abdominals is key to building them!

Strengthening The Abdominals Requires The Following:

  • Aligning to a neutral spine pulls the abdominals in automatically;
  • Learning to release/ relax the abs helps… Read More »

Keep Your Shoulder Blades On Your Back, Where They Belong!

 Pilates Builds Shoulder Strength . Stability

The muscles around your shoulder blades and rib cage called Serratus Anterior serve as a postural role for your upper body, and keep your shoulder blades on your back, where they belong!

The Serratus Anterior muscles help with good shoulder positioning or as we often say in Pilates “shoulder girdle stability”. Without shoulder stability,… Read More »

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 »