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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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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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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 Improve Hip and Ankle Mobility with a Half Roller

This 12x3 inch piece of foam has saved me on several occasions. It's such a useful tool, I even bring it with me on trips, especially when I'm planning on hiking for several days.

I've put together a short video showing my favorite exercises with the short half roller.

  • Calf Squeeze
  • Hip, Leg and...
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Pilates Mat Exercises with a Yoga Belt

As much as we love Pilates mat work on its own, adding props can be a very beneficial 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 yoga belt can increase your abdominal...

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Pilates Mat Exercises with Hand Weights

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 hand weights. Try them out and let...

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Pilates Mat Exercises with the Magic Circle

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 Magic Circle. Try them out and...

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Pilates Home Gym Setup

Can you get a good Pilates workout at home, if you don't have access to equipment? The Pilates apparatuses have a ton of benefits, but practicing at home gives you an awesome opportunity. Being alone with your body, a mat, and a few small props can give you different feedback and help you get in...

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Pilates Exercises with a Stability 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 Stability Ball. Try them out and...

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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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