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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.

Core Exercise Video: Pulse Power Ab Workout

Are you ready to get your body in shape?  Are you looking for fun new core exercises  to help build strength and improve your fitness?  Tired of doing the same old crunches? Pulse your way to a tighter, stronger mid-section and better whole-body health with just 10 minutes of Pulse Power training. Check out this […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Functional Movement, Strength Training, Videos.

Core Training Exercise: The Tabletop Prop – Help Strengthen the Abs and Relax the Thighs

Core Training Exercise: The Tabletop Prop Simple Exercise Strategies To Strengthen the Abs and Relax the Thighs I often see people in the gym doing sit ups thinking that they are working hard to develop the strength of their abdominal muscles, but their thigh muscles (Quads) are the ones doing most of the work! Here’s […]

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

Core Conditioning Exercise Tips To Improve Pilates Exercise Technique

Abs vs. Thighs: The Pilates Hundred Exercise with Feet in Straps or Leg Springs This article is PART 4 OF 6 – in the series of articles about Abs vs. Thighs. To effectively work the Abdominals for core conditioning it is optimal to target the core when the Quadriceps muscles are relaxed. To help get […]

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

Abs vs. Thighs: For Effective Core Conditioning – Strengthen the Hamstrings & Glutes

Lots of people focus time during their workouts on improving core conditioning with abdominal exercises. But when the initiation to do the work for a sit-up exercise starts with the hip flexors and Quads, it limits the ability to move freely for functional movement and full range of motion.  Plus, while the abs might fatigue […]

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

Abs vs. Thighs: Preparatory Exercises to Help Find the Abs & Relax the Hip Flexors for Effective Core Strengthening

***This article is the 2nd in a series of Abs vs. Thighs to improve core strengthening.  Click on the link, If you missed the first article “Abs vs. Thighs: Which Muscles Are Really Working To Strengthen Your Core”to start at the beginning of this series for all the details! Use this easy preparatory Pilates exercise […]

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