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How Do I Stop My Students From Overworking Their Thighs and Hip Flexors in Knee Floats?

I received this question in one of my Live Q&A Calls:

Some of my mat class clients are fit and strong and have extremely tight hip flexors or work too little from their bottom, specifically in Knee Floats. They only feel their thigh muscles instead of the TA and bottom. I have the same...
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Hip Flexor Stretch with the Foam Roller

Hip flexors can often be an afterthought in anybody’s normal stretch routine, but it’s actually one of the most important! Hip flexors have a critical role in controlling the stability and flexibility of your lower body. Shortened hip flexors can lead to knee and ankle issues, as...

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How to Climb Stairs Without Knee Pain

I bet most of us don’t really think about how we climb stairs. It is just another part of our daily routine like getting our coffee or checking email. Sadly, the way we climb stairs can actually throw off our body balance, create knee pain, and even back pain. 

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How Short Should the Straps be in Teaser on the Longbox (Reformer)?

Here's a question that I received in one of my  Live Q&A Calls and my answer:

Teaser on the long box with straps:  how short should the straps be? I tried it several times with quite fit clients who are able to do a Teaser with the push through bar and on the mat,...
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How to Make Smart Decisions for Your Body

Everyone's body is different. We know that and maybe we've even said that a million times. But do we truly accept it? It's human nature to compare ourselves to others. So when we're looking at our Pilates peers, the runner on the treadmill next to us, or the other hikers on the trail we might...

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Should I Assume a Certain Degree of Bone Loss In a Female Client In Her Late 60s?

Once a month I host a Live Q&A Call in which I answer any of your Pilates-related questions. This one - about a client in her late 60s who is doing Pilates virtually - is from November 2020.

Should I Assume a Certain Degree of Bone Loss In a Female Client In Her Late 60s and...

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3 Ways To Improve Body Awareness in Pilates Using a Wall

A wall is a fantastic tool to help your students build body awareness. Every studio and home has one, which makes it an accessible and no-cost teaching aid. You might need to rearrange your space a little or close doors to give you more "wall space" but the benefits are totally worth...

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How To Help Someone With Kyphosis?

Each month I host a Live Q&A Call in which I answer any of your Pilates-related questions. Here is a question from November 2020. 

How Do I Help Someone With Kyphosis in Prone Positions, Supine Curl-Up Positions, and The Mermaid? 

My question is about two of my clients in...

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A Quick Pilates Warm-Up for Hiking

I've put together a video of exercises that I do before I head out on a hike. Most people are aware of the importance of stretching after activity and I don't disagree. Let me explain to you why stretching before might be even more productive.

You've hopefully heard me talk about movement...

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How Do I Help Someone Do The Curl Up?

Women who've had C-sections are often not told by their doctor to rehabilitate their abdominals, which is unfortunate because they really need to. Here's a question that I received in one of my recent Live Q&A Calls and my answer:

Can you please talk about how to help...
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