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Posts tagged "Pilates Mat Exercises"

10 Pilates Moves to Alleviate Back Pain: Don’t Do These…

Why these 10 Pilates Moves to Alleviate Back Pain, just might make your back feel worse instead of better… I recently read an article from ACE: 10 Pilates Moves to Alleviate Back Pain and I so vehemently disagree with the exercises and information in this article that I have to share my thoughts. Here’s the […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Alleviating Pain & Chronic Health Problems, Back Pain, Pilates, Pilates Exercises, Techniques & Teaching Tips.

A Snow Day – Pilates Mat Workout

With record snowfall in Wichita, Kansas today, most of the city enjoyed a “snow” day!  No work, no school.  I know the kids love it, so when did the grown-ups stop thinking having a snow day was a good excuse for fun and fitness? Just because you’re stuck at home doesn’t mean you’ve got an […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Videos.

Return to Life and Other Pilates Resources – Recommendations for Books, DVD's, and Apps to Grow Your Pilates Expertise

Wonderful questions I received this week about Joseph Pilates book Return to Life, and other Pilates Matwork book & DVD resources for Pilates teachers and students.  Keep reading this post to see the questions I’ve been asked, and my thoughts on the topic of publication quality, content, and the benefits of different Pilates exercise resources […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

Pilates Fitness Tips for the Pilates Matwork Side Leg Exercises

One of the biggest challenges with the Pilates Matwork Side Leg Series exercises  is keeping the body still. All of the Pilates Mat exercises that lead up to this point (with your back on the mat) are to prepare you to lay on your side and still be able to hold things together! The Pilates […]

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

Core Fitness: Improving Pilates Exercises & Sit-Up Technique

If you are looking for ways to strengthen your core, and increase abdominal strength for Pilates exercises and sit-ups.  Here is some information that you might find useful to improve your technique and get more out of your Pilates and fitness workouts! Here’s the question…Are you using more of the fronts of your thighs, or […]

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

Improve Ab Strength for Pilates Mat Exercises and Sit-Ups with the KG Curl

The KG Curl exercises is a wonderful warm-up exercise for any Pilates or fitness workout.  It can really help you learn how to get more bend out of your body to achieve a good curled up position.  The result… more work in your abdominal muscles, and less strain in your neck! Use the exercise tips […]

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