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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 […]

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Rolling Bridges

Create mobility AND strength in your back with this great exercise! Our clients not only tend to like the results of rolling bridges but they also tend to like the released feeling they feel in their backs as they do them! The biggest difference between a rolling bridge and a straight back bridge, which is […]

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Legs up the Wall Stretch

Relax while you stretch your hamstrings, inner thighs and back! This stretch is a fantastic way to work on your flexibility while relaxing (or chatting on the phone to your loved ones). All you need is bit of wall that is wide and tall enough for your legs to fit up and open on. This […]

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Mini Swans/Cobra – Exercise to Improve Posture

Improve your posture; build upper back strength; improve your scapular stability; reduce neck and shoulder pain; reduce widows stoop…This exercise has SO many benefits! This exercise it great, when it is done correctly. Frequently, people do this exercise using their traps (upper shoulders) and hang into their low backs which destroys all the benefits of […]

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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 […]

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Flexibility v. Mobility

Mobility and Flexibility: Equally important. Not the same thing. While in some ways, these two things are compatible, they are not exactly the same thing. An individual can be flexible but immobile or can be very mobile but not very flexible. What are they? Flexibility refers to the elasticity of your muscles. Mobility, however, refers […]

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Shoulder Rotator Exercise – Internal Rotation using Theraband

Help prevent torn rotator cuffs with this easy exercise! Torn rotator cuffs are an extremely common injury and can lead to even worse injuries. So help protect your shoulder health with this great exercise! Remember these things when doing this exercise: Brain over matter. It may seem strange but how you think about the exercise […]

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Shoulder Rotator Exercise – Low to High Internal Shoulder Rotation

A wonderful rehab type of exercise to focus on the rotator muscles within the shoulder joint, this exercise can be done with a theraband or a cable machine with very light weight. For more information on using the cable machine specifically, make sure to watch the video for how to set it up. For a […]

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Shoulder Rotator Exercise – External Rotation with a Theraband

Help protect your shoulders from potential injury and surgery with this easy exercise you can do anywhere! Rotator cuff injuries are extremely common. Ask your friends and parents and you will undoubtedly find more than one who has suffered from a rotator cuff injury, and probably more than one who has had to have surgery […]

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