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Pilates Side Plank Exercise Variations

How To Add More Challenge to Your Simple Side Plank for an Advanced Pilates Mat Workout There are many different ways to tweak the Side Plank exercise and provide variety and challenge.  BUT the technique of getting into and out of the Side Plank position needs to be the same for any version you do […]

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

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.

Pilates Matwork Fitness Tips: For The One Leg Circle Exercise

How to Hold the Hips Still On the One Leg Circle Exercise in Pilates Matwork Use these helpful Pilates Fitness Tips to improve your exercise technique for the Pilates One Leg Circle exercise in Matwork.  There are quite a few different variations and modifications for each of the Pilates Exercises.  Any change to an exercise […]

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

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.

Pilates Exercise Tip: Chest Release for Pain-Free Arms & Shoulders on Overhead Arm Exercises

A Quick & Easy Pilates Exercise Tip for Improving ROM for the Arms & Shoulders Do you or your Pilates clients ever struggle with shoulder pain or limited range of motion to lift the arms overhead?  Is it a challenge to keep the back or ribs from popping up off the mat when the arms […]

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

Pilates Matwork Exercise Tips: Slow Swimming to Improve Hip Extension and Back Strength

Swimming is a lot of fun in a pool, and a little more of a challenge out of the water on the mat in Pilates class.  But practicing this exercise on the mat can really help improve strength in the back of the whole body from your arms, shoulders, and upper back, through the lower […]

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

Push-Up Exercise Tips for More Muscle Power

Enjoy Whole-Body Strengthening Without Any Fancy Equipment! A great body position on push-ups, makes the exercise so much easier to do! And with great technique you’ll be getting a lot more bang for your buck from every repetition to improve your upper body strength and fitness. Push-ups in Pilates normally are done at the end […]

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

OH…….The Neck Pull – by Guest Blogger, Julie A. Schonfeld

This post is brought to you by guest blogger, and Pilates Teacher,  Julie A. Schonfeld.  Julie owns Pilates-Barre Studio in Farmington Hills, Michigan.  To read more posts on Julie’s blog go to:  http://pilatesforthepeople.blogspot.com   Is this exercise everyone’s nemesis or what? Is it because the abs are tired by the time we get to it?  […]

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

Centerworks Pilates Workshops in Little Rock, AR – April 2008

I’m excited to be traveling back to Little Rock for 2 days of Pilates Workshops, April 18 & 19th, 2008. These courses are geared towards participants and open to teachers. If you’re looking for a little fine-tuning on your technique, or the chance to learn a few new exercises, you won’t want to miss this […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Pilates, Workshops.