New Small Group Pilates Program in the Studio

I believe that Pilates and mindful movement can positively change lives. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. It is easy on your joints and can ease back pain. Those with chronic lower back pain who practiced Pilates for just four weeks experienced more relief than those who visited a physician and […]

The Holidays are Around the Corner…. You’re Busy – But You Must Make Time to Move!

Getting exercise helps you to build muscle, lose fat, and feel great.  It contributes to clearer skin, better sleep and enhanced mental clarity among other benefits.  Certain hormones released during exercise have ben shown to slow and even reverse the aging process. So why aren’t you already doing more of it? It’s probably because in […]

Hip-Flexor & Hamstring Stretch

Starting Position: kneel on one knee and place the opposite foot forward so that your front knee and hip are bent at 90 degrees. Form a direct line through your torso and spine to the knee on the floor. Let your hands rest by your sides and keep your shoulders down and relaxed and your […]

Crunches

Focus: Abdominals Lie with your back on the floor. Bend your knees at a 90 degree angle while keeping your feet on the floor. Either cross your arms loosely across your chest or keep them beside you on the floor without pushing down. Using your butt muscles, lift your hips just slightly from the floor […]

Two-Way Push Up

Focus: Chest, Core and Triceps Get in a push-up position with your hands placed directly beneath your shoulders and, dependent upon your strength, your lower half resting either on your toes (more challenging) or on your knees (less challenging). Lower your chest toward the ground, keeping elbows tight to your body, then push up. Walk […]