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Core Stability and Strength

Core activation, or core work, is one of the most important aspects of any healthy workout routine! Our body is connected throughout, in ways most of us never consider. Imagine your body is a network of trains. We have many train stations and a few main depots, but the trains run through our entire body […]

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Arm Circles – to Strengthen the Upper Abs

Portions of the abdomen are often under utilized. Strengthening the upper abs, those tucked right underneath the bottom ribs, can reduce mid-back pain and improve overall posture. The essence of this exercise is to continually engage the high abs which stabilize the rib cage in spite of the movement of your arms. Rib cage placement […]

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Strength Training

WHAT IS STRENGTH TRAINING? Strength training includes all exercises that use resistance: from the added weight of lifting a dumbbell to the use of your own body weight against gravity. Exercises like wall pushups, climbing stairs, pilates, yoga, using resistance bands and lifting weights all fall into this category, along with many other exercises. With so […]

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Stability Ball Opposite Arm and Leg Reach

The essence of this exercise is about maintaining low ab engagement and contact of your low back on the mat even as your arms and legs move. Prior to picking your feet up off of the floor, engage your transverse abdominus by drawing the belly button down toward your spine. In order to bring your […]

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What is Pilates

Pilates is a full-body workout meant to strengthen the whole body, small and large muscles alike, as well as improve flexibility and mobility throughout the body. Typically a low impact workout, pilates can be done using props, machines or just your own body weight.   History of Pilates: Created by Joseph Pilates in the early-to-mid twentieth […]

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Ab Pulses with little ball (THE FOUNDATION TO LOW ABS)

Really learn how to engage those low abs! This exercise is one of our favorites for finding your low, low abs and feeling your abs engage in and open (instead of out, see our vlog on how to engage your abs to learn more about this). While these are our reasons for it being a […]

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How to properly engage your abs

Get the most out of your ab work! We all know how important core work is but do you know that how you engage your abs is equally important? You can build your ab muscles in two different ways. The way we usually engage our abs builds the center, outer abs more than the underneath abs […]

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Obliques on a Stability Ball

Need a unique exercise to strengthen your obliques? Try this variation using a stability ball and the wall. Typically, our clients find this exercise pretty comfortable on their spines. Also, because of the C-Shape spine you maintain throughout, drawing the belly button into your spine to help you do so, you’re likely to engage 4 […]

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Teaser Prep with Inner Thigh Addition

Get the most out of our core work by adding some inner thigh work! Engaging your inner thighs makes it easier to engage your low abs. So why not add some inner thigh work to your core work? The best way to do this is to use a little ball. Think about how your pant […]

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