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Posts tagged "Pilates Exercises"

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.

Reduce Knee Pain with Pilates Exercises and Pay Attention to if You Squat or Plop

I’ve been on a knee strengthening kick lately with my Pilates workouts, cardio fitness activities, and weight training program, all because I took a hard fall inline skating with my puppy a few weeks ago.  So I’ve really been trying to pay attention to my habits and here’s what I’ve discovered and how I’ve been […]

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

The Benefits of Eye Focus During Pilates and Fitness Ab Work Exercises

By Aliesa George and Centerworks.com It’s interesting the difference in perspective between traditional “Aerobic” class ab work and Pilates ab exercises.  You know how everybody always complains that their neck hurts?  Or they feel more work in their neck, chest, and shoulders than they do in their middle, which means it takes tons of reps […]

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

Neck Pain and Pilates Exercise

As Pilates teachers, our goal is to help our clients find, feel, and correct bad alignment, and muscle imbalances so that they can improve their whole-body health and enjoy life!  It’s frustrating for us and them, when problems or pain lingers longer than we think it should.  Chances are if a client walked through your […]

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

Reduce Back Pain: The Benefits of Breathing as Taught in Pilates

Back Pain is something that affects way too many people these days!  According to the American Chiropractic Association, back pain is the fifth most  common reason for all physician visits in the US, and the most frequent cause of activity limitation in people younger than 45 years old. In fact according to the AMA, 70 […]

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

Pilates Exercise Focus – How To Fix a Snapping Hip

I recently received a question from Kylie,  a fellow Pilates teacher, regarding snapping hip syndrome and what to do to make it go away during exercise. Here are her comments and question: “I have some very hip flexor dominant students that suffer from hip click in quite a few of the Pilates exercises, big one […]

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

Knees Over Chest Is Best – For Getting Great Benefits from Pilates Training

I’ve been focusing a bit more on my own Pilates workouts lately – and it’s such fun to discover new things about the same old exercises I’ve been doing and teaching now for fifteen years!  It’s never boring, and regardless of whether I’m teaching a client, or giving myself a workout – I’m amazed at […]

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

Pilates Exercise Programs for Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Considering the large number of clients I’ve seen with chronic back and neck pain, and the great results they’ve had from participating in Pilates programs with me, I strongly agree with the findings from this recent research article I read in SOAP notes from PT Products.

Posted by Aliesa George in Alleviating Pain & Chronic Health Problems, Back Pain, Health, Pilates.

Health Benefits, Fun and Fitness with Nintendo Wii Fit

Wii Fitness…  What Fun! I may be a bit behind the times when it comes to enjoying the fun and benefits of all the new interactive video game products on the market – like the Nintendo Wii Fit…  but recently my techno-geek boyfriend purchased a Wii Fit for home.  (He’s had one at work since […]

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

Great Press on NPR for Pilates and Foot Exercises – "How to Keep your Feet Happy"

Great Press on NPR for Pilates and Foot Exercises – “How to Keep your Feet Happy” I’m thrilled to see foot-care and foot exercise making national headlines!  Did you happen to see or hear the news?  I’m not a regular National Public Radio listener, but fate stepped in and brought it to my attention. So […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Foot Care & Foot Fitness, Health, Pilates.