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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! Use Pilates Training To Improve Structural Health

Get a Better Body, Mind, Spirit – Tall Posture – and Enjoy Fabulous Whole-Body Health It’s Never Too Late to Improve Your Structure and Improve Your Health! One of the most fascinating and fabulous things about the human structure is, that regardless of your age, or how long you’ve had the functional movement habits that […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates.

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.

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.

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 Matwork – Double Leg Kick Exercise to Improve Hamstring Strength & Spine Extension

Improve Hip Extension & Hamstring Strength, Pelvic Placement, Spine Extension, Plus Arm & Shoulder Motion for a Great Whole-Back-of-the-Body Exercise with the Pilates Mat exercise: Double Leg Kick

Posted by Aliesa George in 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.

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:   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.