Category: Learning Corner

Summer Balancing Act. Pilates preps us for summer fun!

Summer is a time of hiking, biking, gardening, beach-time and many fun outdoor activities. These activities all require long, flexible and strong core stabilizing muscles that we hone through our pilates . yoga practices.

Summer-time pilates balances these additional
activities listed above so we can continue to enjoy
them through the summer season.

Minimize low back pain through stabilized postural alignment and support.

Many activities can cause sore low backs, or injury through over-flexing the spine without support!

Supportive posture for summer activities…

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Finding Balance through oppositional energy

Pilates is a method of movement whereby we stabilize in one area for freedom of movement in another.

sensing weight . grounding effect

Down to go up. Grounding creates oppositional energy for the spine to develop tone. However sometimes too much tone will have clients gripping and bracing. Not enough tone will see them collapse and create stress patterns that are not informed by support.

A grounded movement helps clients root to rise from the ground upwards finding the right tone…

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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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