We've got several breaks coming up, so some notes for my ongoing students who are doing homework! Romana Kryzanowska said: do the 100 every day. If you're a procrastinator, do it before you get out of bed. Boom, DONE and DONE! The Basics: Assume the position. For newbies, the legs might be higher than mine.… Continue reading The 100
I love it when Pilates students ask great questions! This week, a Level 3 student asked in class: which is more advanced, the 100 on the mat or 100 on the Reformer? I think this student was wanting to do whatever version is “more advanced.” At the same time, I was thinking hmmmm, “I bet what you really want is the version where you feel the most work.”
The Squishy Ball exercises we do at Effortless Movement are based on Joe’s arc barrel and spine corrector exercises. They are awesome for working your entire abdominal wall, lengthening the legs, and getting control over your ribcage.
A little Pilates history factoid: did you know that "pilates" wasn't always called "pilates?"
I love exercises where you can tell right away that you’re doing your body good. Simple Criss-Cross is one of my favorites because it works your intercostals, the muscles in between each of your ribs. These muscles can: Draw your rib cage inward, giving you a “V” shape, like you’re wearing a Super Hero suit.… Continue reading Build a Super Hero Suit with Criss Cross