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How To Improve Flexibility

Joseph H. Pilates has some excellent words of wisdom for improving flexibility.  It’s not all about stretching…  But balanced muscle development to allow the work and release to happen for movement in a full range of motion with our body and joints.  Enjoy this quote from his book, Return to Life.

Posted by Aliesa George in Quotes.

Pilates Mat Workout to Improve Flexibility

 “True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.” Joseph H. Pilates As I was chatting with a gal in my triathlon training program today, she began asking me questions about Pilates, and the difference between Pilates and Yoga.  As a triathlete, she made the comment that she runs, bikes, swims, and […]

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

Stretching Safety Tips for Fitness Workouts and Improved Sports Performance

It seems like stretching is sometimes a low priority when time is limited and you want to get a great workout.  Is your goal to warm-up for your more vigorous activities?  Do you want to increase your flexibility?  Are you aware that WHAT you stretch, HOW you stretch, and WHEN you stretch really does make […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Flexibility & Stretching, Links to Interesting Articles.

Knees Over Chest Is Best – For Getting Great Benefits from Pilates Training

I’ve been focusing a bit more on my own Pilates workouts lately – and it’s such fun to discover new things about the same old exercises I’ve been doing and teaching now for fifteen years!  It’s never boring, and regardless of whether I’m teaching a client, or giving myself a workout – I’m amazed at […]

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

Health Benefits, Fun and Fitness with Nintendo Wii Fit

Wii Fitness…  What Fun! I may be a bit behind the times when it comes to enjoying the fun and benefits of all the new interactive video game products on the market – like the Nintendo Wii Fit…  but recently my techno-geek boyfriend purchased a Wii Fit for home.  (He’s had one at work since […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Health, Pilates.

Pilates Training and Peripheral Atrophy

I received this question about Pilates training by email today, thought it relevant for a blog posting: Question: Is Pilates appropriate for someone with peripheral atrophy? Balancing is becoming more & more difficult so yoga is no longer an option. If appropriate, please tell me where I might find a certified teacher/instructor. Please advise. Answer: […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Alleviating Pain & Chronic Health Problems, Health, Pilates.