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Tight Low Back? Try This Pilates Cadillac Exercise

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Rather than asking who has experienced low back tightness before, I should really poll...

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Connecting the Upper Body to the Core

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Seated Push-Through on the Trapeze Table is a great way to get the spine and shoulders moving, and...

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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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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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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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How Layering Works to Progress Students Safely

Pilates has so much to offer. If you’re ready to go deeper and explore each exercise in more and more depth, you can keep an exercise interesting for years.

I’ll explain how I layer one detail onto another, to progressively challenge my students while keeping them safe. I’ll use...

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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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Comparing Ankle Dorsi- and Plantar Flexion Exercises on Reformer, Trapeze Table and Chair

When your goal is to strengthen and correct your (student’s) feet and ankles, you have lots of apparatuses and exercises to choose from. But which would be best? Why should I do Footwork on the Trapeze Table instead of the Reformer? Let’s compare ankle dorsi- and plantar flexion...

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