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Intro to Pilates Workshop – Discover What Pilates Can Do For YOU!

Tips, Techniques, & Strategies to Get Started with Pilates Matwork   Improve Core Strength, Flexibility, and Whole-Body Health. Learn more about what Pilates training can do to help you improve posture, core support, and balanced muscle development to stay strong, fit, flexible, and injury-free during this 2-hour introductory Pilates workshop with Centerworks and Aliesa George, […]

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

Pilates Side Plank Exercise Variations

How To Add More Challenge to Your Simple Side Plank for an Advanced Pilates Mat Workout There are many different ways to tweak the Side Plank exercise and provide variety and challenge.  BUT the technique of getting into and out of the Side Plank position needs to be the same for any version you do […]

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

Pilates Training Tips: How to Execute a Great Side Plank

This is the 2nd article related to improving the Pilates Side Plank exercise.  If you missed the first article, Pilates Training Tips: Preparatory Exercises for Side Plank, you might find it a helpful  to review and practice some of the recommended preparatory exercises first, then progress to the more advanced Side Plank exercise described here. […]

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

Pilates Training Tips: Prepartory Exercises for Side Plank

Here are some Pilates training tips and preparatory exercises for safe shoulders and a strong core for success with Side Plank  in an Advanced Pilates Mat workout. In Pilates Matwork the Side Plank exercise is a part of a higher intermediate or advanced workout.  In Joseph Pilates’ book Return to Life, Joe calls this exercise […]

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

Pilates Matwork Fitness Tips– Advanced One Leg Circle with a Twist

When doing the Intermediate/Advanced version of the One Leg Circle with a Twist in Pilates Matwork, there are some really important things to pay attention to for maximum benefits, support, and ease of movement to execute this exercise well.  Body awareness, and being able to quickly activate the muscles that twist & untwist the body […]

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

5 Quick Pilates Training Tips To Improve Ab Strength and Increase Back Flexibility for the Roll Up Exercise in Pilates Matwork

It seems that many Pilates students struggle with doing a great Roll Up during their Mat workouts. Whether you’re a brand new beginner, or have been doing Pilates for years, coordinating the timing, breath, ab muscles working, and back releasing all at the right time for an easy, smooth Roll Up can be a challenge, […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates.

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.

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.

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.