In my Pilates practice I teach all different clients but I have a niche in teaching pre and post-natal women. My post-natal classes have been running for 3 years now! The post-natal women show up in class with clear goals of: getting their abdominal muscles working and finding their pre-pregnancy figure again. But then reality hits and each week the most pressing issues the moms have to deal with are back, neck, shoulder and wrist pains.
"Footwork" is an exercise that is done to begin the advanced mat workout. Standing Footwork is a variation of this exercise that is fast and easy to do at home. It's a great thing to do when you get home from work in the evening!
Let's go for the Pilates challenge of 2019 ! This year we are focusing on the leg: the foot, ankle, knee and hip. The Challenge offers several exercises for the hips as well as reminders on the shoulder blades positioning. Follow this 10-minute workout with a video and pdf guide, at home.
Get started with this 10-minute at-home Pilates workout using the elastic band to help you get stronger. There are three different ways to follow the Challenge this year: via video or downloading the PDF guide with explanations and photos of the exercises or by listening to the audio file.
"This summer I’ve put together my 3rd Annual Summer Pilates Challenge, I think we can now say it has officially become a tradition. My clients start asking for the new Challenge as soon as May. So here it is! The theme this year is a concentration on the 4 movements of the spine: flexion, extension, side bending and twisting. "
I teach a short series of exercises on the roller meant to relax and release. You will concentrate on your breathing, work your arms, release upper back tension and then do a bit of balancing to focus on engaging your deep abdominal muscles.
This spring I thought it would be fun to do a simple challenge with one exercise to complement your weekly or bi-weekly Pilates class and to throw into your home workout. For those who do not workout at home yet here's the perfect opportunity to try to do a little something: the Pilates Plank Challenge!
The 2015 Pilates Challenge is an even bigger challenge than last year. The goal is to do the series every day in July, then to continue during your vacation and to do it wherever you are!
Between screen time and kid time, the neck and shoulder area is a place that is very typically plagued with tension. Here are some easy exercises that you can do while simply standing in your living room or at the office, when you have two minutes to spare and tensions to release.
These 10 basic exercises form a complete set, a perfect daily routine that can be done in about ten minutes. Take advantage of the audio recording to guide you through this Pilates workout at home.