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Alignment – What is it?
What is Alignment: The definition of alignment is the arrangement of something in a straight line, or in correct or appropriate relative positions. Physical alignment is all about the placement of the bones of the body and their relationship to each other. Posture is a part of physical alignment. Most people consider posture to include […]Read More
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 […]Read More
It isn’t just luck! Balance is extremely important. We know that balance is important as we age, and tends to get more difficult; however, it is important for other things, too. Balance is especially important for the following: Ankle, knee or hip injuries, both for prevention and in recovery from any of these injuries. Running […]Read More
Head Pull Backs – Improve Your Upper Body Posture
Put your head back on top of your shoulders to help protect your spine and reduce neck and shoulder pain! If you find your head out in front of your body or you’re slouched often and getting pain in your neck, you might find this exercise helpful. While the intro to this video is not […]Read More
Follow Along: Breathing Exercise
Relax! Just breathe! Follow along for this relaxing set of breathing exercises that will help you learn to control your breath and relax tight back muscles! These exercises are used by Pilates instructors to help clients understand how they breathe and how to control their breath. In addition, our Pilates instructor uses them to help […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
Shoulder Opener – Fingers Laced Behind Back
Keep yourself standing tall with less pain! This is a great stretch if you work at a computer all day or, as I have recently found out, if you are nursing a baby throughout the day! These two activities make it way too easy to fall into a slumped shoulder position and stay there for […]Read More
Side splits Stretch with Side Bend and Twist
Back, hamstrings and hips! Oh my! This is a great low back stretch while you’re seated on the floor that has an added hamstring, hip and side (lateral) stretch in it! Since your hamstrings, hips and low back are all related, stretching all three will help release whatever is tightest even more. Remember these key […]Read More