This is the SECRET PAGE for Level 1 students in Fall semester 2021; please don’t share the page or the links with other people. I’ll update it each week, after class has occurred.
How to get to the Zoom class (same info for all classes for the entire semester!)
- Meeting #: 876 746 0037
- Password: 231199
- You can download Zoom and plug in the meeting # & password OR you can use this link:
- Link:https://portlandcc.zoom.us/j/8767460037?pwd=M09BQkNLRzR5RXRRaFBDOFNlZVhNQT09 (you will likely need to cut & paste this)
Class videos are available for 2 weeks.
This week’s class sprinkles in some new challenges & tricks:
- The option to use Upper Body Prop Position with the ball at the tips of the shoulder blades. The point of this: getting your upper abdominals to manage the weight of your bowling-ball head, If you get into this position and your neck grips, that means: your abs are fatigued! Time to lay down on the mat with the head propped on the ball.
- Single Leg Circle Sneaky Hip Activation.
CLICK HERE for the week 10 video
This week’s workout uses “palpation tricks” to get sleepy muscles to kick in, as well as MANY versions of 100 breathing.
CLICK HERE for the week 9 video
Pilates Christmas cards! I love the one where Clara is telling Joe to hinge more and reach those arms up and back.
My sleuth-friend, Elaine Ewing found more archival Pilates pics and articles! The focus of her posts today was using Pilates apparatus to increase vocal endurance and projection. While we were talking about it on Facebook, one of our Pilates teacher friends said, “oh yes, when I was 14 and singing in The Sound of Music, Roberta Peters taught me Mr Herman’s breathing techniques AND Mr Pilates’ breathing techniques.” (for the Opera fans in the house, this is SO cool — Roberta Peters is a legend!)
My newly organized fridge! Game changer items: lazy susans and stackable glass containers from Rubbermaid that all use the same size lid.