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The Stomach Series: Spine Corrector Versus Mat

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The Stomach Series is great for increasing abdominal strength, control, and endurance. You're likely...

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From Stiff Spine to Mobile Spine

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To prevent injury and move efficiently, we need our bodies to have strength and mobility. Maybe...

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Make Sure to Strengthen the Posterior Chain of Your Body

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In our daily lives, we spend most of our time shortening (and collapsing) the front side of our...

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How To Keep Neck Tension Out Of The Chest Lift

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We curl the head, neck, and shoulders up so often in Pilates. Unfortunately, neck tension goes hand-in-hand...

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Keep It Secret

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I love challenging spinal stabilizers on the transverse plane with weight distribution exercises.

For example, I’ll be teaching Knee Folds or...

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Pilates Exercises For Alpine Skiers

If you’re hitting the slopes this year, do your body a favor and include some Pilates exercises that will keep your knees safe and your legs strong so you can tackle that bunny slope black diamond!

In the Programming & Sequencing chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia, you’ll...

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Pilates Exercises for Lumbar Flexion

As we move throughout our daily life, we need to be able to safely move the spine in all directions. In the Programming & Sequencing chapter of the Pilates Encyclopedia, you’ll find a list of exercises that move the lumbar spine into flexion.

The biggest benefit of lumbar flexion...

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Tower At Home

For one or two of my students, Tower is the single best exercise to release tension from their backs. But what to do if they don’t have a Trapeze Table at home, or can’t make it to the studio every single day?

The best alternative that I’ve come up (so far) is Bridging with Feet...

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Pilates Exercises for Ankle Stability and Mobility

Ankles that are flexible and strong are key to preventing injuries, falls, and compensations up the kinetic chain. A list of ankle stability and mobility exercises has been added to the Pilates Encyclopedia.

Here’s a few to get you started:

  • M - Balance on a half roller: foot lengthwise on...
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Pilates Exercises for Runners

Runners, this one’s for you! We have added a list of exercises to the Pilates Encyclopedia to help you improve your skills and prevent injury and pain. 

Here’s a few to get you started:

  • M - Single Leg Bridge
    • Improves glute strength
    • Strengthens obliques
  • M - Single leg calf...
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