What can I do to strengthen my wrists? Is this a question you’ve asked yourself recently? This tool is one you want to have at home. And the great thing about it is you can make one yourself! It’s simple and inexpensive. A trip to your local hardware and fabric stores, some sewing skills, and aContinue reading “Strengthen Your Wrists”
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3 Props for Travel
Traveling is a lot of fun and even when you get to your destination you might find your body needing some love. Take it from stiff and tight to flexible and happy with these 3 props for travel. And they fit easily in your carry on! Do you find yourself tight and stiff after traveling?Continue reading “3 Props for Travel”
Pilates Rules: What are they?
There’s an order for the Pilates mat and reformer which can feel like a set of Pilates rules to follow. You may have noticed this after a few classes. Typically you’ll start with some form of footwork, hundred, and then roll up for the mat or leg circles/short spine on the reformer. And why isContinue reading “Pilates Rules: What are they?”
Stretches when Traveling
I love to travel and especially to new places. If it’s close, we love a good road trip. After traveling in a car or plane, I feel stiff and cramped. In an airplane there’s very little room to stretch your legs. And in a car I sit in all kinds of positions trying to getContinue reading “Stretches when Traveling”
Meditation: My Favorite App & Rec’s
Meditation is something I like to include when talking about Pilates. Pilates focuses on our mind and body and I’ve found meditation to be very helpful with my Pilates practice. It’s helped me reduce the clutter in my head. My favorite app for meditating in the morning is Insight Timer. The app is free andContinue reading “Meditation: My Favorite App & Rec’s”
Pilates in 10 minutes!
Do you find yourself with 10 to 15 minutes in your day and wonder what movements can I do? This happens to me often! If I’ve been driving, doing computer work, teaching, or watching TV for a while I stand up to stretch and realize how stiff I feel. You can do Pilates in 10Continue reading “Pilates in 10 minutes!”
When to Breathe during Pilates
One of the questions I am often asked is when do I breathe? Overall I hope that you keep breathing during Pilates. It is an important part of the movements and if you do the breathing backward, that’s ok! It’s a lot to understand when first doing Pilates and I’ve struggled with breathing as well.Continue reading “When to Breathe during Pilates”
Knee Pain & How to Relieve It
I’m no stranger to knee pain. It’s why I started Pilates. Knee pain is frustrating because you feel it often and want to find a way to fix it. If you’re a runner or walker you want to be able to keep moving and find joy in your movement. It’s still possible to do the activities you love without slowing down for a nagging pain.
How Do I Start Pilates?
When starting something new, especially exercise, there are a lot of questions at the forefront of your mind. No matter the question, it is not silly to ask! Questions help you learn and prepare. If you’ve never heard of Pilates there’s a lot to take in at first. Mat Pilates or Reformer Pilates? Online Pilates or in person? To put your mind at ease and answer some of your questions before taking your first session, read below to learn more about Pilates and to provide insight into your Pilates journey.
Focus Your Mind in a Workout
Have you ever had trouble getting through your own workout? What were you thinking? Did you focus on the workout itself or think of all the things you needed to do today? When focusing on Pilates in a private session and only it, you end up forgetting about the time. It’s no longer a question of ‘when will this workout end’ but ‘how did it go by so quickly?’ This feeling happens when you have a connection to your spirit.