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.
One of the pillars of the Pilates method and one of the aspects that makes it unique is the focus on articulating the spine. Stretch your spine to release tension in your back and neck with this Pilates exercise. Practice with photos!