Calling all desk workers! Open out your shoulders! Learn how to get started with the Pilates Rockets in this video blog post.
Joseph Pilates on creating change: “Change happens through movement, and movement heals” — Return to Life (1945)
Above all else, exercise should be fun! They should have a positive effect on the mind and the body, Ths rolling exercise provides all that in spades!
Good performance requires strength and coordination of the shoulder blades, glutes, hamstrings and calf muscles; the quadriceps, abdominals and hip flexors.
A very narrow base of support combined with a moving leg makes the muscles of the front, side and back all work in a coordinated fashion to stabilise the body. Use the body as a stable platform whilst the leg moves freely!
The Teaser: full body integration: abdominals, shoulders, spine, hip flexors and it’s a great barometer for how our practice is coming along!
This exercise combines what we learned in Rolling Like a Ball and Spine Stretch Forward, but It’s difficulty is increased …
Perfect for all runners and cyclists! It strengthens your spine and balances out your hamstrings with your quads. Pilates has everything for everyone!
The full Corkscrew exercise is a very challenging exercise that works absolutely everything. These are exercises that prepare us for that challenge!
Practice rotation. Can you think of a sport without any degree of rotation? Can you think of any activity without rotation?
The Roll Down promotes abdominal strengthening, spinal mobility (especially lower spine), and coordination of breath with movement.
Learn to practice that “sticky” part of Roll Ups and Roll Downs – where we can’t support ourselves and we tend to use momentum …