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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.

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.

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.

Pilates Breathing & Butterfly Wings

I’m always looking for good new visual imagery to use with my clients that will help them better relate to their body, movement, AND better understand how to improve their technique.(I can’t take credit for this one, came from one of my teachers newer clients this week.)

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