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How to Make Your Global and Local Muscles Work Together

How does movement work? Let's consider a metaphor. 

Imagine you’re cooking a meal - your favorite dish. I personally like stew, so I’ll gather my ingredients: celery, carrots, potatoes, meat. Some of these ingredients are bigger, some are smaller, some are dense, others lighter....

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How To Progress Your Cat And Cow Exercise

I bet you're aware that your spine is an important part of your body. Not only is it located along the centerline of the body, but it is the channel for your spinal cord which transfers all electrical nerve impulses from the brain into the organs and muscles.

Chiropractic recognizes this and...

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How To ADAPT Pilates Exercises To The Person In Front Of You

I like ice skating because it requires some skill and grace, which is something that I enjoy given my dance background. When I'm getting ready to skate, it's a no-brainer that wearing skates that fit well is essential.  If I choose skates that are a size too big or too small,...

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From Form To Function | How Pilates Teachers Can Make a Real Difference

How do you go from being a good Pilates teacher to a great one?

In your teacher training, you learned the form of the exercises. You learned how the movement should look and what body part should be moving where when. And that's great- that's exactly where you need to start. 

But...

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How To Improve Your Verbal Cueing in Your Pilates Classes

When you're fairly new to teaching Pilates, you might think you need to come up with a new and creative way to describe movement in each class. You try to be creative and precise. You don't want to "steal" other people's cues, imagery, or variations.

Does this sound...

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How to Build Shoulder Strength for your Pilates Push-up

Push-ups are a fantastic exercise to improve coordination of all the shoulder stabilizers and build upper body and abdominal strength. They are found in just about every method of fitness. Unfortunately, many people perform Push-ups with poor form. The most common mistakes in Push-Ups are:

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Do This One Simple Thing To Improve Your Balance

Today we have a post from the archives, but the message is timeless. Let's talk about balance and what might be standing in your way of having it. 

Have you ever considered that the lack of strength in your legs is what's ruining your balance? Our legs consist of a lot more muscles than just...

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Fix Your Elbow or Shoulder Pain in Bicycle

Elbow pain during Bicycle or Scissors in the Air is unfortunately very common. A weak or injured rotator cuff makes keeping the elbows narrow very difficult. Even if we manage to keep the elbows right under us, if they're tempted to slide out, this creates a shear force around the upper arm...

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How to Relieve Tension in Neck and Shoulders

The most common complaint from people I'm working with is that their shoulders are extremely tense. There are many reasons for this. For example:

  • Rounding the shoulders while working at a computer  
  • Bad posture while standing, walking, exercising, driving  
  • Nervousness and anxiety...
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How to Get a Strong Butt

This post is from the archives, but this exercise remains a favorite of mine for glute strength. A strong butt is not just pretty, it’s crucial for good healthy movement.

Your butt muscle (gluteus maximus) is attached to your pelvis, which is attached to your spine, which is attached to...

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