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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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The Best Stretch after Running, Hiking, and Cycling

 

Have you ever felt your lower back or the sides of your hip ache after a long hike, bike ride, or run? I’m sure you do your lunge (hip flexor stretch) and a hamstring stretch religiously after each workout, am I right? Do you still feel that tightness at the sides of the hips?

The reason...

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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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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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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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