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Pilates Exercise Progressions: Use Handstands To Develop Strong Arms & Shoulders

The upper body strength benefits of incorporating handstands into your weekly workouts are huge.  In daily life we don’t typically spend much time upside down on our hands.  But, being upside-down is great for developing balance, body awareness and control, and improving arm and shoulder strength.  Plus being in a handstand position has some great […]

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

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 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.

Chin Up Exercises Aren’t Just for Men – Everybody Needs Strong Arms & Shoulders

I love how things pop up when you least expect them!  I made a commitment to myself to get strong enough in 2012 to do ten chinup exercises!  It’s the middle of April and so far with my own training plan, I’m up to four reps. Slow and steady progress…I’m going to celebrate it being […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Links to Interesting Articles.

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 Exercise Tips for Functional Movement of the Upper Torso & Spine

Gaining a Deeper Perspective on the Details of Moving the Upper Body for Improved Flexion & Extension – Arms, Shoulders, Ribs, and Spine I love those days when I’m teaching along and decide to pick just a little bit more on a piece of an exercise.  Seems like once I get rolling, I quickly see […]

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

Shoulder Exercise to Strengthen the Lower Trapezius for Healthy Shoulders: Diamond Down

Posted a blog recently on the topic of strong and healthy shoulders, but I just uploaded a video to demonstrate my easy “diamond down” exercise to help strengthen the lower fibers of the trapezius muscle to help improve shoulder mechanics and reduce neck and shoulder tension.  Hope you enjoy this quick shoulder exercise tip!

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

Pilates Exercise Tips for Strong and Healthy Shoulders

Have you ever injured your arms and shoulders? Do carry stress and tension in your neck, upper back? Do you ever notice your shoulders hiked up around your ears? It’s not surprising that so many people these days experience one, or all of these shoulder issues.  To maintain our erect human posture we have two […]

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.