What’s the deal with leg pull’s? You know those two exercises towards the end of the mat that we tend to skip? They look and feel like push-ups or reverse push-ups. But, they are so much more than meets the eye.
In fact, when ever I do them I feel way more going on in my body than I ever do with a push-up. This week, we will use our entire mat to prepare us for these two Pilates gems.
See you on your mat!
In our mat work we pay a lot of attention to flexion and extension. And, we often forget the side work. Sure, the twists do touch our sides and there is the amazing side kicks. But, how can we use all the other exercises to really rock our side bodies and strengthen us from side to side as much as head to toe?
Find out this week when we meet up for a side body adventure on our mats!
It’s a common cue in any Pilates class and exercise for a teacher to ask you to “find your length” or, reach in two directions. But, you are also supposed to keep everything connected at the same time.
In this week’s mat pilates class we will explore finding the length in our bodies but without letting it all hang out!
Can’t wait to hear how this feels for you!
See you on your mat!.
In my personal Pilates practice, I’ve been noticing that while I can connect to my second seat quite well. I have been leaving my lower core hanging out! It’s so funny how our bodies like to “forget” something we already worked on ages ago. But, needless to say, I’ve been cheating a bit.
So, this past week I have been focusing on containing myself (which is quite opposite for how I like to live my life). In this week’s Pilates mat class we will focus on containing our core and what that means especially for when we are facing gravity.
Are you ready for your 30 min core containment? Register here for this week’s class.
See you on your Mat!
This week’s class is a special request from one of YOU! While I don’t work hours in front of my computer I too am on my devices or working hours rounded forwarded working with a client. Opening your front without closing your back!
When you work on the reformer or any piece of equipment it’s easy to know when you’ve “finished” the exercise. The springs are closed and you’re back at the start position.
But, on the mat it’s all you! There is not equipment to help you “finish” just your self. And, as the movement goes on you may not want to be back in your original start position. In fact, when you’re flowing some exercises finish when the next one begins.
So, let’s focus on the finish! The final inches. That is where the work really is.
See you on your mat!
Are Single Leg Circles a Circle? What about Hip circles? And how many other exercises do we create a circle? Or, are we simply twisting? Let’s investigate how each of these exercises sets us up for the next!
Allow your favorite reformer exercises to meet you on your mat this week! A fun way to change up your Pilates practice and feel like you got to have a little bit of Reformer work at home!
This week we will be changing it all up! What happens when you mix up what you think you’re supposed to do in a Pilates exercise? What if you think about something opposite? Or, change the order? Let’s find out together! I’ll see you on your MAT!
It’s so easy to use your upper shoulders to do everything! To skip connecting to your shoulder girdle and just make an exercise look right.