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Pilates Mat Workout Routines You Can Do at Home

 

I recently joined forces with Super Sister Fitness to bring you 2 mat workouts you can do at home. They're each 20-minutes long and do not require any special props. All you need to do is hit play and enjoy these full-body routines. 

"Great 20 min workout with slow build up to more...

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Is the C-Shaper Worth It?

 

Have you heard of the C-shaper?

This particular model is made by Stott Merrithew - they call it Spine Supporter. Balanced Body also makes one and they call it C-shaper. It’s the exact same thing.

The C-Shaper has been on my wish list of Pilates accessories for a very long time. I finally...

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Pilates Exercises for Golfers

Golf and Pilates have a lot in common. Both require that your mind be connected to your body. Have you noticed how a tiny change in alignment can have a huge impact on your swing? Pilates will strengthen your mind-body connection and help you create good movement habits, which results in a strong...

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How to Keep Your Pilates Equipment Handles and Reformer Loops Germ-Free

Have you thought about what it will be like when we get back to the studio? Cleaning equipment is not too difficult, but how about those cotton loops and polypropylene handles? 

The easiest solution would be to ask everyone to wear socks and (single-use plastic) gloves (not the fingerless...

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A Pandemic Task Force for Pilates Teachers

If you're like most Pilates teachers, then you've had a different career or job prior to Pilates. Whether you switched from the corporate world, a career in education or any other field, you've made the decision to step into a more rewarding career. Or so you thought.

Yes, teaching Pilates is...

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27 Pilates Equipment Exercises You Can Do At Home

Do you miss the Pilates equipment when you're not at the studio? Here's how to replicate your favorite equipment exercises at home! You'll just need a mat and some small props if you have them. 

By practicing exercises that you are familiar with in a different environment...

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How to do Pilates at Home: TRX Substitute with ELEMENTS Loop and Roll

 

I got creative - with the help of my wonderful partner John - who rigged this homemade TRX for me. Like many of you, I also don't have any access to equipment right now. That’s why I'm really excited to be able to do a few exercises like Push-Ups, Pull-Ups, Breathing (the one on the Trapeze...

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Pilates Mat Exercises Using a Wall

Using a wall for your workout is a smart way to get feedback about your alignment. Anchoring your feet, your hands or your back against a stable non-moving surface is called a closed-chain environment and is the most helpful way to increase proprioception in the body, which in turn makes you...

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Pilates Foam Roller Exercises

You’ll need a 36-inch long foam roller. It can be firm or soft - depending on your comfort. I particularly like using a half roller (same length but one surface is flat and the other round). 

You'll find mostly strength and mobility exercises in this post. If you're looking for...

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Pilates Exercises with a Small Inflatable Ball

As much as we love Pilates mat work on its own, adding props can be a fun way to add some variety. Depending on how you use them, they can make an exercise more challenging or they can assist you through challenging movements. 

The exercises below use a small inflatable ball. Try them...

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