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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.

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 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.

Centerworks Pilates Teacher Training Workshops with Aliesa George in Little Rock, Arkasas

I had a blast teaching Shoulder Mechanics and Fantastic Feet workshops in Little Rock in April, as well as a Matwork master class. Thanks to the fantastic group of students and teachers that participated in these workshops! I am looking forward to being back in Little Rock for a full series of Centerworks Pilates Teacher-Training […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Pilates, Workshops.

Opening the Ribcage for More Lift in Spine Extension

I’m always experimenting with cues to help find good images that my clients can associate with while they’re moving through their workouts. When I can associate a relatable picture to proper body position and movements – I usually get great execution of each Pilates exercise. Here’s my new cue of the week for improving Spine […]

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

Pilates Core Conditioning – Dr. Seuss Exercise Teaching Cue for Ab Workouts

I’m always looking for great new Pilates Teaching cues.  Here’s the one that came to me this week – thanks to a client who had a big number three on the front of her shirt. Good images for cueing can come from anywhere! Do you remember reading Dr. Seuss as a kid?  One of my favorite stories was […]

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

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.

Help Me – I Feel Like I’m Going To Go Flying Over the Footbar On The Up Stretch!

As a Pilates teacher, I can’t think of one client in 14 years that I’ve taught the Up Stretch exercise to on the Reformer who hasn’t freaked out going forward over the footbar as the are learning the exercise.  All goes well, this is temporary… And while a lighter spring or changing the gear bar might […]

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