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Increase or Decrease the Range of Motion of the Pilates Chair Pedal

 

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Many students have a hard time keeping their sagittal alignment during exercises like Footwork on the...

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Don't Forget To Challenge The Sides of Your Body

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How many side-lying exercises can you think of? Probably a few, but not nearly as many as supine...

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Are Your Abs Working or Your Hip Flexors?

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The Series of 5 or Stomach Series is a Pilates staple. And for good reason! These exercises...

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Pilates Improves our Everyday Activities

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One of the greatest benefits of practicing Pilates is how much it helps us in our daily lives. It can...

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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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Hip Extension or Lumbar Extension

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Lots of Pilates exercises require us to move our hips into extension. Take, for example, Breathing on...

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Elongation Is a Shortcut For Good Alignment

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Do a quick Bridge for me on the floor. The one where you articulate one vertebra at a time....

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Get The Setup (Just) Right

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Have you ever found yourself rushing through the setup of an exercise, just to keep the flow of a session or practice going?

For example, you used the foot loops for arm work on the Trapeze...

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How to Reduce Hip Flexor Overactivity in a Seated Position

 

For many of us, the hip flexors are overly eager to "help" us. Sometimes, they even show up during exercises we didn't mean to invite them to. Do you or your students ever get a gripping feeling in the front of the hips during a seated exercise? If so, check out today's video to explore several...

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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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