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Core Conditioning – Are You Listening to Your Body to Improve Core Strength and Whole-Body Health

Core conditioning is a multi-faceted jewel that is key to enjoying a healthy life.  On so many different levels we need to be more focused on improving core conditioning.  I’m going out on a limb here and saying that I believe that at least 95% of “issues” related to poor health are a result of […]

Posted by administrator in Functional Movement.

3 Pilates Training Tips for Core Support

How to Improve Core Support for a Healthy Back, Better Abs, and the Best Pilates Exercise Technique Possible Do you struggle with really finding and working the lowest little pieces of your mid-section for core support?  Is “belly button to backbone” your go-to cue when you think about ab work and core support?  Do your […]

Posted by administrator in Pilates.

Low Back Pain: The Sexy Cat Exercise for Healthy Hips and a Happy Back

Have you ever experienced hip pain or low back pain?  Most people at some point in their lives have dealt with one or both of these debilitating problems.  Our sedentary lifestyle and poor movement habits have led to grippy overworked hip flexors, weak abs, and generally speaking imbalances with the strength and flexibility of the […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Back Pain, Exercise and Fitness, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Abs vs. Thighs: Maximizing Effective Pilates Ab Work for Core Conditioning – Oblique’s vs. Quads

 Part 6 of 6 in the series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs If you’ve been following the series of articles I’ve written on Abs vs. Thighs for improving Pilates exercise technique and core conditioning, this is the final post in this series of articles on Abs vs. Thighs.  Many people believe their doing effective […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Functional Movement, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Abs vs. Thighs: Improving Core Strength with Pilates Matwork

The Pilates Double Leg Lift Exercise with a Partner This article is number 5 of 6 in the core strengthening series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs.  Improve your core conditioning, get more effective work from your Abdominal muscles, and help reduce lower back pain with the helpful Pilates training tips in this article to […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

Pilates Training Tips: How to Execute a Great Side Plank

This is the 2nd article related to improving the Pilates Side Plank exercise.  If you missed the first article, Pilates Training Tips: Preparatory Exercises for Side Plank, you might find it a helpful  to review and practice some of the recommended preparatory exercises first, then progress to the more advanced Side Plank exercise described here. […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Pilates Training Tips: Prepartory Exercises for Side Plank

Here are some Pilates training tips and preparatory exercises for safe shoulders and a strong core for success with Side Plank  in an Advanced Pilates Mat workout. In Pilates Matwork the Side Plank exercise is a part of a higher intermediate or advanced workout.  In Joseph Pilates’ book Return to Life, Joe calls this exercise […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

Bagoas Belly Dancing: An Amazing Display of Core Strength, Ab Work, Rhythm, & Flowing Movement

Can Your Abs Do This? A friend of mine who is an avid belly dancer shared this video with me.  I have to say, gender is irrelevant.  Bagoas know who Bagoas is!  Whether you are male or female…  Can Your Abs do this? 

Posted by Aliesa George in Dance, Motivation, Inspiration & Goal Setting, Videos.

Practice Better Breathing Habits to Help Develop Improved Core Strength with Length (and Other Great Health Benefits)

Breathing well is the first step in developing strength with length.  If you have a hard time maintaining the length of your spine when you’re standing still, how the heck are you going to make it happen when you’re bending forwards, backwards, sideways, and twisting? One of the things that keeps Pilates exercises so challenging, […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Breathing, Exercise and Fitness, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.