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Twisting Exercise Tips – Improve Core Rotation for Strong Abs and A Healthy Back

 Rotisserie Pulse:  A Core Training Exercise from Pulse Power™ The Daily Dozen – 10 Minute Workout This is one of my favorite twisting exercises to strengthen the oblique abdominal muscles and improve body awareness for efficient, sequential rotation of the spine.  A lot of the times I see clients initiate rotation for Abdominal exercises by […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Videos.

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 – 6 Key Components To Improve the Effectiveness of Your Workouts

Discover what’s you can do to improve the effectiveness of your core training workouts by targeting these 6 key components during your workouts. Maximize core training benefits to support good functional movement habits and improve strength and stability for optimal whole-body health.

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.

Pilates Matwork – Advanced Variations: Side Plank Exercise with a Twist

One of the great things about Pilates is that there are so many different ways to tweak the exercises and increase or decrease the challenge that you can literally spend a lifetime working on the same exercises and still enjoy variety in your workouts! While I consider even the Simple Side Plank exercise “Advanced” because […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

Core Training: Help Me Find My Core!

Getting Started with Functional Fitness Ever Wonder Which Muscles Really Should Be Working to “Use Your Core” for Improved Functional Fitness? Discover the true “Core” muscles and begin incorporating more exercises into your workouts to find & strengthen your core.  Help reduce back pain, improve posture,  strength, mobility, and support to enhance sports performance, and […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement.

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.

Core Fitness: Reduce Neck Pain for Pilates Matwork Exercises and All Ab Workouts

I posted a blog article related to the topic of reducing neck strain during Pilates matwork and ab training few weeks ago.  Here’s a new video post in my Core Training series to discuss the same issue. Neck strain, and occasionally pain, is something that is common during Pilates Matwork and general abdominal conditioning programs.  […]

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

Core Fitness: Gain Abdominal Strength for Sit-Ups and Pilates Matwork with the Half-Sit Back Exercise

One of the biggest challenges for beginner (and sometimes) experienced Pilates students is being able to easily execute a full straight legged sit-up on the Pilates Mat exercises the Roll-Up and Neck Pull. This modified ½ sit-back exercise is a great one to help gain strength and mobility to roll backwards to the mat with […]

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