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The Foundations of Pilates

These “workouts” are from the Online Pilates Foundation Course:

Series 1: “The Foundations of Movement” – exercises that teach us about movement.

Series 2: “The Principles of Pilates” – the “how tos” …

Series 3: “Traditional Pilates” – putting it all into practice.

Series 1: Foundations of Pilates

Quick and easy classes to get you started…

These “workouts” are from your Online Pilates Foundation Course;

Series 1: “The Foundations of Movement” – what the House of Pilates is built on …

Series 2: “The Principles of Pilates” – the how tos …

Series 3: “Pilates” – starting the traditional exercises

The Introduction: click here.

Challenge yourself!

Series 1 Episode 1 – Foundations

Breathe, Core & Abs …

Emphasis: The Foundations of Pilates – safety & form.

  • Breathing,
  • Deep Core Activation 
  • Abdominal Strengthening.
  • Positions: Standing – All Fours – Supine – Side Lying

Pace & Level:  deliberate & elementary.

 

Lower Spine AwarenessPregnant CatBreathing: relaxed versus active abdominalsFingertip AbdominalsAbdominal Curls & with Rotation – Side Lying Breathing

Series 1 Episode 2 – Foundations

optimal pelvic position and stability …

Emphasis: Foundations of Pilates.

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

Materials: a theraband or belt or similar.

  • Breathing.
  • Deep Core Activation. 
  • Abdominal Strengthening.
  • Lower Back and Pelvis Alignment.
  • Lower Back and Pelvis Stability.

Alignment in StandingStanding Roll Down StarterAlignment: on all foursAlignment: supine position – Stability: Marching / Toe taps – Alignment: side lying – Stability: Opposite Arm & Leg Reach

Series 1 Episode 3 – Foundations

Strengthen and mobilise your spine…

Emphasis: is on The Foundations of Pilates: spinal mobility and strength.

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

Series 1 Episode 4 – Foundations

mobilise and strengthen your shoulders …

Emphasis: Foundations – shoulder mobility and strength.

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

Series 1 Episode 5 – Foundations

alignment and standing Pilates …

Emphasis: is on The Foundations of Pilates: alignment & Pilates in standing

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

Series 2 Episode 6 – Principles

breathing, concentration and more …

Emphasis: is on The Principles of Pilates: breathing & concentration and introduces Roll Ups and Roll Downs

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

Series 2 Episode 7 – Principles

centering & control …

Emphasis: is on The Principles of Pilates: centering & control.  Introduces One Lung Breathing, Pelvic Clock, Single Leg Stretches

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

Series 2 Episode 8 – Principles

breathing, concentration and more …

Emphasis: is on The Foundations of Pilates: Precision & Flow

Introduces: The One Hundred, The Roll Over prep., Quadriceps Stretch, Single Leg Kicks and much more!

Pace & level:  deliberate & elementary.

The Matwork

These exercises are from Joseph Pilates “Return to Life” (1945)

Matwork: “The Pilates Method”

aka “The Work”…

Coming soon!

The Pilates Method

Getting started …

Exercises: The One Hundred, Roll Up, Single Leg Circles, Rolling Like a Ball, Single Leg Stretch, Double Leg Stretch, Single Straight Leg Stretch, Double Straight Leg Stretch, Spine Stretch Forward, Saw, Side Kicks, Seal Puppy

The Pilates Method

The Pilates Method

The Pilates Method

The Pilates Method