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Pilates Fitness Tips for the Pilates Matwork Side Leg Exercises

One of the biggest challenges with the Pilates Matwork Side Leg Series exercises  is keeping the body still. All of the Pilates Mat exercises that lead up to this point (with your back on the mat) are to prepare you to lay on your side and still be able to hold things together! The Pilates […]

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

Push-Up Exercise Tips for More Muscle Power

Enjoy Whole-Body Strengthening Without Any Fancy Equipment! A great body position on push-ups, makes the exercise so much easier to do! And with great technique you’ll be getting a lot more bang for your buck from every repetition to improve your upper body strength and fitness. Push-ups in Pilates normally are done at the end […]

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

Improve Ab Strength for Pilates Mat Exercises and Sit-Ups with the KG Curl

The KG Curl exercises is a wonderful warm-up exercise for any Pilates or fitness workout.  It can really help you learn how to get more bend out of your body to achieve a good curled up position.  The result… more work in your abdominal muscles, and less strain in your neck! Use the exercise tips […]

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

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.

How to Find a Great Pilates Teacher

I’m frequently asked for referrals from people across the country (and the world) in search of a Great Pilates Teacher or Pilates Studio that they can check out and take Private Pilates lessons and join group Mat and Pilates equipment classes. Here are a few frequently asked questions, and Five Tips to find a Great […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Pilates.

Pilates Training and Peripheral Atrophy

I received this question about Pilates training by email today, thought it relevant for a blog posting: Question: Is Pilates appropriate for someone with peripheral atrophy? Balancing is becoming more & more difficult so yoga is no longer an option. If appropriate, please tell me where I might find a certified teacher/instructor. Please advise. Answer: […]

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

Contradictions & Questions

What a great question I received by email this week! And Oh MY….are there contradictions in the world of Pilates. I can’t pretend to know all the answers, and I am always interested in learning more and improving my understanding (as well as my ability to pass on correct information to my students.) Here’s my […]

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

Centerworks Pilates Workshops in Little Rock, AR – April 2008

I’m excited to be traveling back to Little Rock for 2 days of Pilates Workshops, April 18 & 19th, 2008. These courses are geared towards participants and open to teachers. If you’re looking for a little fine-tuning on your technique, or the chance to learn a few new exercises, you won’t want to miss this […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Health, Pilates, Workshops.