Pre-Pilates: Contents

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Breathing & Abdominals

Controlled breathing is a tall order when you’re starting on your Pilates journey.  These awareness raising exercises help you develop your breathing control and this helps you connect to your abdominals.  That connection IS important in Pilates.

Toes & Feet

Our feet need to be mobile and elastic for shock absorption when we strike the ground but be able to lock up like a Rubik’s Cube when we push off from the ground: strength and mobility at the same time.

Improving Balance

Our balance deteriorates with age, but there’s plenty we can do to slow that or even reverse that trend.  Remember: we are plastic until the end :-).

Pre-Pilates for your Knees

Knees are designed to be a hinge and they are caught up between highly mobile ankles and hips.

Too much instability in either or muscle imbalances higher up or lower down, often causes knees problems.

Your Hips

Poor connections and imbalances in and around the hips (and pelvis) can cause knee and lower back problems.

These exercises help to create good function in the hips, protecting the knees and lower back.

Your Spine

Everything in our body connects to the spine. It need to provide solid support for everything and be able to move easily: two totally opposite functions! Look after your spine and it’ll have your back too!

Your Shoulders

Provide a platform for your arms to move in every direction.

Too much mobility, or (more likely) stiffness can be very painful and diminish quality of life!

Pre-Pilates for Healthy Arms

Once you lose full mobility of your elbow, it’s very difficult to get it back again!

These exercises help us to strengthen our arms and maintain full range of movement in our elbows.

Pre-Pilates for a Healthy Neck

Designed to be highly mobile, these tiny bones allow us to move our heads in every direction.  Our heads are heavy and our neck muscles are small – they need to be strong and allow a lot of movement.

These exercises promote both strength and mobility in our necks.

Forearms, wrists & hands

With increased keyboard use and screen use, wrist, thumb and finger problems are increasingly common.

Foam Roller Massage you can do at Home

No, it’s not Pilates and I’m not an expert at massage! But I have studied massage with physiotherapists and as a runner and cyclist, I’ve found it a very useful way to work out tightness in my body – and that has helped me with my Pilates practice!

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