07.28.08 - 01:08pm
You know what to wear, you bought your mat, you went to your first few classes and you… are bored?
In my experience with the pilates method, both as a teacher and a student, I have seen and taught students who are so interested in pilates that they want to jump right into the intermediate or [...]
12.19.07 - 05:48pm
Though Hilary Burnett’s pilates video kept me moving at a constant tempo there was too much time spent on breathing and not enough on warm-up. I would have traded some of the breathing for more warm-up, instead of jumping right into the hundred.
And though Burnett’s descriptive visuals were good, she often left out key [...]
12.19.07 - 05:40pm
Though Mari Winsor (founder of Winsor Pilates) teaches this workout DVD, she does not demonstrate the exercises - Mari has several pilates students demonstrate the workout that she gives. This workout is very quick and at an advanced level. There is not as much time spent on principles and breathing.
My Favorite thing: [...]
11.04.07 - 10:58pm
Move over Step Aerobics and Atkins Diet - pilates is taking over the limelight. Pilates has gained a lot of attention -and hype - in the last few years but…isn’t it the same thing as yoga? Why has pilates caught on and does it have staying power?
Here are eight common beliefs about pilates, some [...]
09.08.07 - 07:23pm
If you’re JUST looking to lose weight - pilates is NOT the most efficient method. Pilates is a unique form of exercise that has many benefits. These benefits are most efficiently achieved by practicing pilates. Weight loss is not one of these “most efficient” benefits.
Pilates is unique in that it changes your body [...]
07.29.07 - 04:02pm
Understanding Muscles Groups and their Actions
Need help understanding which muscles do which actions? Here is a list of muscle groups and actions with the corresponding muscles!
Trapezius (upper fibers)
Trapezius (lower fibers)
07.28.07 - 11:50pm
These muscles are comprised of four muscles:
Together these muscles form a girdle spanning from the front of the torso to the back, up into the ribs and down into the pelvis. This abdominal wall not only helps to stabilize the abdominal region, but also the whole body.
The deepest layer [...]
07.25.07 - 01:07am
A pilates ring is a great and versatile resistance tool to add to your pilates exercises. Use them to tone arms and challenge core stability.
There are only a couple of differences to look out for when purchasing pilates rings.
Pilates Ring and Magic Circle Differences
Pilates rings, like most other forms of resistance in fitness, have different [...]
07.24.07 - 10:41pm
Pilates balls are a great challenge and if you’re looking for a total body workout… well here it is, in all of its round glory. Thank goodness we aren’t what we exercise (round and stout.)
What to Know When Buying a Pilates Ball
There is one thing you need to know when ordering a pilates stability [...]
07.24.07 - 09:23pm
Flex Bands have several names. I have heard them called Thera-bands, Pilates bands, Resistance bands, Exercise bands, and Flex bands. To clear any confusion, it is one item with many identities.
Exercise with the Pilates Flex Band
Flex bands are excellent to boost any pilates mat workout. Workouts can be created with the flex [...]