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Pilates Exercise Progressions: Use Handstands To Develop Strong Arms & Shoulders

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The upper body strength benefits of incorporating handstands into your weekly workouts are huge.  In daily life we don’t typically spend much time upside down on our hands.  But, being upside-down is great for developing balance, body awareness and control, and improving arm and shoulder strength.  Plus being in a handstand position has some great […]

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

Pilates Arm and Shoulder Exercises to Progress to Hanging with Ease

Improve upper body strength and conditioning with your Pilates Workouts Are you eager to incorporate hanging exercises into your workouts?  Have Hanging Leg Lifts and Chin-Ups been on your wish list of exercises you’d like to be strong enough to do?  Or maybe rock climbing is in your future… Baby steps may need to be […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Strength Training.

What Are You Looking At? The Importance of Eye Focus and Pilates Exercise

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Using Eye Focus and Pilates Exercise to Improve Form & Function for Healthy Movement Habits I know I’ve written about this topic in the past, but recently have been cueing my clients and drawing their attention to where they’re looking during different exercises.  It doesn’t matter WHAT the exercise is, where the eyes focus can […]

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

Getting Ready for Gardening Season: The Importance of Deep Squat Exercises and Lunges in Your Pilates Training Program

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As I was writing my Top 5 Tips for Gardening without Back Pain article, I realized how important talking about squatting and lunging is for gardeners.  You can’t safely get up and down off the ground to dig in the dirt without being able to get up and down off the ground!  And in some […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Strength Training.

Pilates Back Exercises: Mobilize the Ribs, Stretch and Strengthen the Spine

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Pilates Exercise Video Tips to Incorporate the Spread Eagle Exercise into your Workouts As a part of my “Secret” Training Tips for Mobilizing the Ribcage article series, I made this bonus exercise video to give you an example of one of my favorite Pilates back exercises for extension.  Before we add spine twisting and rotation […]

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

Stop Doing Kegels – Start Doing Deep Squats: Pelvic Floor Advice for a Healthy Body & Well-Placed Pelvis

Full Squats for Whole-Body Health

A friend of mine just sent me this article and it’s worth sharing with you!  Are you still young and healthy?  Are deep full squats still easy for you?  Or are you one of the millions of people suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, hip, or back pain?  I shudder at the thought of all the […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Links to Interesting Articles, Pilates.

Pilates Training for Healthy Hips

Pilates Training for Healthy Hips

Another Centerworks Awesome Workshop! Exercise Strategies To Improve Hip Strength, Flexibility, and Mobility Pilates Training for Healthy Hips Workshop coming to Pilates Performance & Rehab in Lawrence KS. This 3-hour Centerworks® Awesome workshop with Pilates and functional movement expert, Aliesa George, is designed for experienced Pilates students, and Pilates teachers to discover exercises and learn […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Workshops.

Return to Life! Use Pilates Training To Improve Structural Health

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Get a Better Body, Mind, Spirit – Tall Posture – and Enjoy Fabulous Whole-Body Health It’s Never Too Late to Improve Your Structure and Improve Your Health! One of the most fascinating and fabulous things about the human structure is, that regardless of your age, or how long you’ve had the functional movement habits that […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates.

Help Me Stop Gripping My Hip Flexors During Pilates Exercises

How To Get the Most Benefits from Your Pilates Core Training Exercises Q & A from the Abs vs. Thighs Articles I received a nice note from Kristi with some questions about her Pilates exercise technique and how to get her Quads & Hip Flexors (i.e. the Rectus Femoris muscle) to stop gripping and grabbing […]

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

Reduce Neck Pain and Improve Functional Movement: The Benefits of Exercising the Tongue During Pilates Exercises

The Tongue and Pilates Exercise Technique

Have you ever thought about what your tongue is doing during exercise?  Do you realize that what your tongue is doing in your mouth can really make a difference for improving Pilates exercise technique, reducing neck tension and neck pain, and improving functional movement? If you or your Pilates clients are interested in:  Better breathing […]

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