CoreBody Blog

Chair-based Swan…put your back into it.

Along with our 4 reformers . towers, we now have 4 new chairs to play with during our apparatus-based classes.

Regardless of equipment, spring-based training works to both strengthen and lengthen your muscles. The chair however, demands your focus and attention to proper alignment and is one of the best ways to find your back muscles!

The resistance and proprioception the chair provides for the back line is a great way to engage the multifidus muscles that run along your…

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Spring Weather. Spring-based training.

Here’s hoping the weather continues to become spring-like as its now April and we deserve it!

Regardless of the weather .. those of you joining us for apparatus based pilates, are experiencing the spring-based training of both the cadillac . reformer equipment.

The resistance and proprioception they provide is unique to any other workout including weight training.

Pilates apparatus based work is moving in relationship to the reformer and cadillac springs, both concentrically and eccentrically…the muscular focus is changed by the…

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What makes you smile?

REASONS TO SMILE EVERYDAY!!!

Many see smiling simply as an involuntary response to things that bring you joy or laughter.
The pure joy of movement, doing yoga or pilates can bring you that moment of “M-OMMM” (me-omm time)…just getting away from your every day life, work and commitments can give you the re-charging factor you need to be the “best-you”!
Studies have shed light on how the act of smiling can elevate your mood and the mood of those around you.
Still others…

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Put your best foot forward in footwork!

In footwork we start with the feet but move our focus to the legs which moves the carriage pushing against and resisting the spring tension.

Calais-Germain’s “No-Risk Pilates”, explains that as instructors, we often see the yo-yoing of the pelvis between imprinting and over-extending or arching your spine when moving the carriage in footwork. This repeated rocking of the pelvis, can cause a strong compression of the intervertebral disks of our lower spine and sacrum at the L5/SI joint.

Footwork strengthens…

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Hit the re-set button…its a New Year!

“In 10 sessions you will feel the difference,
in 20 you will see the difference and
in 30 you will have a whole new body.”
– Joseph Pilates

It seems every year is the opportunity to invite change into your life. It is often when we start new activities, or regimes that one feels a sense of revitalization and hope for meeting ones goals.

Joseph’s quote above is actually quite reserved in my opinion…the work is progressive and yet I often feel great after…

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