Pilates Articles (12)
Pilates | What is Lines Of Energy?
As you move forward in your Pilates classes you may hear the instructor refer to lines of energy. Lines of energy are a visual aid used to help the mind tell the body to work in ways that are subtle yet very much there. These lines of energy are also…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Apr 24, 2015  
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Benefits Of Pilates Reformer
Many people tend to think that Pilates is just a series of exercises you can do on the mat. It’s more than that. The founder Joseph Pilates, ingenious for his time, invented a number of equipments to facilitate the exercise moves that he created. The reformer is one of his…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Aug 29, 2011  
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The Haa Breathe
In this digital age I hear the term “Connectivity” often. One of Joseph Pilates' 7 concepts is called “Flow”. He depicted Flow as “movements are smooth and graceful”. I have found that to achieve Flow we must develop “Connectivity” which Webster defines as: the quality, state, or capability of being…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   May 01, 2015  
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How to Set the Best Weekly Workout Routine
Well done! You are probably here because you are serious about starting a consistent fitness regime. Committing to a fitness program may be one of the best things you can do for your health. It’s easy to say that you’ll exercise every day or so and so days a week.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Aug 29, 2011  
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Remembering Pilates Beginning's This Memorial Day
Always, at this time of year our attention is brought to the appreciation of the gift of freedom we have been given by all of those who have given their service, their lives and or their mental and physical well being. We not only honor those who have served, but…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   May 13, 2015  
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How Do I Make the Best Use Of Pilates Dvds?
Pilates makes the perfect at-home workout because it can be done anywhere with a flat surface, and all you need is a good mat. With this, Pilates workout DVDs have become one of the most in-demand fitness DVDs over the past decade. Below are a few tips to make the…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Sep 26, 2011  
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The Lateral Breathe - The Inhale
We have already talked about the exhale in which we use the “haaaaa” breath. In the Pilates method, the inhale is equally as important as the exhale. It is obvious that it is important to breathe deeply and to oxygenate the body as much as possible while executing exercises. In…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   May 15, 2015  
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Phoenix Pilates Classes - Sculpt Your Body!
If you’re new to the area and are looking for Phoenix pilates classes then you should know that you certainly do have a few options, but here are a few tips to help get you started. Now as you can imagine, some classes are offered in private pilates studios, given…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Jul 13, 2012  
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Pilates Breathing Technique: What is Proper Pilates Breathing?
If you have an interest in learning Pilates, then one of the key fundamental basics for every beginner is understanding and mastering proper Pilates breathing technique. Today we can find "how to" information on most subjects all over the internet and some of the material available is undoubtedly of value.…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Aug 08, 2012  
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Malibu Pilates Chair Does it Work?
I have found as I've gotten older I have a weak back  and I also have put weight on so I decided to try some light fitness programmes, I have never really tried exercise before I find I get easily bored and quickily fed up! Suddenly I found out about…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Mar 08, 2011  
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Planks How to Get the Most Out Of It!
As of late I have seen the Plank Exercise develop in multiple sports, and is regularly suggested on network shows, for example, Dr. Oz. I concur the Plank is a magnificent activity; when done accurately it uses the entire body. So frequently I see the Plank indicated as "alright, get…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Apr 21, 2015  
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Pilates Fall From Grace And Hoops Get A Thumbs Up
When it comes to exercise, there are several factors that determine its effectiveness. It has to fatigue the muscles to be a strength training exercise or it has to elevate the heart rate to be considered aerobic in nature. It also has to be safe, easy to learn and of…
By:  in  Health and Fitness  >  Pilates   Jun 07, 2011  
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