Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fall Session Registration is OPEN!!

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Pilates 1 Mat Class- Beginner Level 1 Low-impact, core body conditioning. Learn and practice the Five Stott© Pilates Principles, improve your posture, balance, and flexibility through stretching and core strengthening exercises. Build strength in your abdomen, lower back, and hips with the focus of making your torso the powerhouse of your body. Start here!

Pilates 2 Mat Class- Level 2- Intermediate level Pilates for those that have experienced Pilates 1 and are looking for a bit more. This one hour and fifteen minute class is sure to challenge your strength and conditioning with more advanced Pilates exercises focusing on making the torso the powerhouse of your body.
Prerequisite: Pilates 1 or previous experience.
Pilates 3 Mat Class- Level 3- Advanced Level Pilates perfect for those who have mastered form and alignment on the mat. Challenge further your precision and coordination with these advanced Pilates movements while increasing range of motion, integrating inversions, rotation and more complex contemporary and classical Pilates repertoire of exercises. Prerequisite: Pilates 1 and 2 or previous experience.
Pilates/Yoga Power Sculpt Mat Class- In this Class we begin with the Five Stott© Pilates Principles. Next using Pilates principles we heat our body using Vinyasa Flow Yoga Sun Salutations then continue with Pilates at an intermediate level (level 2). In this class we will use provided small stability balls and resistance bands. Prerequisite: Pilates and Yoga experience.
Saturday Morning AM Mat Pilates- In this Class we begin with simple Yoga to wake the body up. We then move through the Five Stott© Pilates Principles and continue with Pilates at an intermediate level (level 2) to advanced level (level 3) by choice. In this class we will use provided small stability balls and resistance bands. Prerequisite: Pilates 1 or previous experience.

๐ŸŽฅ Fall 2021 Class Session will be ONLINE!
With the Delta variant spreading home is still the safest place to be right now!
All classes will be held as interactive ONLINE classes with  Zoom do to COVID-19 and the importance of Staying Home and Staying Healthy! ๐Ÿง˜

๐Ÿ‚Fall 2021 Class Schedule & Registration links

Classes begin September 27 

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Monday (8 classes) 
September 27 - November 15 2021 
Pilates 1 6:00pm-7:00pm
Pilates Yoga Power Sculpt 7:15pm-8:30pm (75 minutes)

Tuesday (8 classes) 
September 28 - November 16, 2021
Pilates 1 6:00pm-7:00pm 
Pilates 3 7:15pm-8:30pm (75 minutes)

Wednesday (8 classes)
September 29 - November 17, 2021
Pilates 2  6:15pm-7:15pm 
Saturday AM (8 classes)
October 9 - December 4, 2021
AM Pilates  9am - 10am


Let's talk props!

I am so incredibly thankful for the opportunity to continue to teach Pilates ONLINE!
One problem we face, however, is the inability for me to be able to share my props with you.
There is no need to go out and buy something if you do not choose to, and often we can use regular stuff that is sitting around the house, a pillow, a towel or even a cloth grocery bag in replace of a ball or resistance band.
But for those that would like to, I promised I would share some Amazon links to find the props we use in a usual class. (using Amazon Smile is a great way to give back while getting the convenience of Amazon).
The two main props we use in class are the small stability ball and the resistance band.

I am going to share a few links for each prop, the brands may be a bit different from what I buy in bulk but they will work still fantastic.
Small Stability Ball
The Overball is the ball we use in class -
The Stott brand ball is fantastic as well, the 7.5 inch is the correct size -
The Nononfish Mini Exercise Ball is also a good choice at a better price and you can pick your color! -

Resistance Band - One note is that Amazon does not sell many options for single resistance bands, they do have many three packs, which is not a bad deal and having different resistance weights is a great way to build endurance.  
Theraband (we use these too) does sell single bands! - 
They also sell a three pack! -
Gaiam sells a great three pack as well, and is a brand I trust - 
Benificer also makes a nice three pack, I've never used this brand but the reviews look good -

Again, please do not feel obligated to buy anything, but if you fancy yourself a ball, band or both while we Stay Home, I hope this is helpful! Please feel free to contact me with any questions! 

Stay Healthy
Stay Positive

Thursday, March 11, 2021

The Pilates Roll Up ๐Ÿงก

Mid way through winter session 2021, many of my new Pilates students are trying to conquer the Roll Up for the first time (and doing a wonderful job at it!)
I truly believe from person experience and having taught Pilates for more than 13 years the Roll Up is the #1 most frustrating exercises in mat Pilates. And also everyone wants to do it perfectly on their first try. I mean, common, it LOOKS so easy. I try to make sure my students have FUN learning to roll up while eliminating these cheats!

In this second video Pilates elder, Lolita San Miguel, who studied with Joseph Pilates himself, demonstrates this exercise beautifully. 
Breathing! Concentration! Control! Centering! Flow! Precision!