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  • Part 2: 5 Advanced Pilates Exercises For Moms With Diastasis Recti
    Part 2: 5 Advanced Pilates Exercises For Moms With Diastasis Recti
    Alright, ladies so it’s been about a year since you began working on abdominal strength after baby and your tummy is getting stronger from all of your hard work during Mission: Diastasis Recti Repair.Here are a few more exercises to give a...
  • Pilates for rehabilitation
    6 Pilates Abdominal Exercises For New Moms With Diastasis Recti
    Pregnancy can cause a lot of interesting changes in a woman's body. As a Pilates instructor, I've found that some of these changes can be prevented or rehabilitated.Here are some basic and safe exercises to help new moms regain abdominal...
  • James Single Leg Stretch
    Is Pilates for men, too?
    Walk into any Pilates class and typically the room is dominated by women. But, is Pilates just for women? Or do men get a good workout and reap the benefits, too?Pilates was actually created by a man, Joseph Pilates, in the early 1900s. Pilates...
  • Abdominal muscles
    Your Spine Has Your Back
    I was inspired to write this after reading an article this morning. The article was about a study that was done comparing Pilates with other methods used to alleviate back pain. Pilates came out the victor, of course.I love that more and more...
  • Stop doing this exercise
    Stop doing this exercise
    "Lay down flat on the mat. I’m gonna stand above your head, and I want you to grab my ankles. Next, keep your legs straight and lift them up to me. When your legs reach my face, I'm gonna throw them back down to the floor as hard as...
  • Core Muscles
    Avoid a core malfunction
    Probably more infomercials, videos, and magazine articles have been written about abdominal training than any other topic. By now, one would think Americans would have the flattest, strongest abs on the planet. Hmm, I think we all know the answer...
  • Pilates and Pregnancy: A Great Team
    Pilates and pregnancy: A great team
    Call me biased, but there's not a whole lot that a woman isn't capable of doing. Give her a task and she can probably do it standing on one leg, while holding her baby, eating her breakfast all the while holding a conversation on the phone...
  • I need a lot of abdominal work (Video)
    I need a lot of abdominal work (Video)
    I hope this does not burst your bubble but you can not target fat nor can you decide where you will loose fat. Your body has its own systematic way of dealing with using the stored energy (fat) you have. Nothing you do can change where it decides...
  • Push up
    Weights on wednesdays - push ups
    Push ups date back to ancient Greece but are more commonly associated with military and athletic training as well as martial arts. Just hearing the word will conjure up memories of your high school coach punishing you with an “on the ground...
  • Abs To Envy
    Abs Unveiled
    You've been on a mission for months. Or has it been years? You're really not sure, but what you do know is that you begin each morning with a bowl of cornflakes, you do sit-ups every night before bed, you deposit a crisp ten dollar bill in...
  • Six Pack Black and White
    The scoop on 6-pack abs
    You see “six-pack abs” everywhere on models, actors, rock stars, country music singers, athletes, and anyone who wants to show off their muscular bling. The truth is most of us would love to have a trimmer waist and we would be happy...
  • Abdominals
    Three easy exercises for flat abs
    Strong, tight abs are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also perform several important jobs. The abdominal muscles support the lower back, protect the inner organs, assist with breathing, and assure correct posture. To strengthen and tighten...
  • Tree pose
    Improve your balance at home
    Balance is important at any age, but especially as we grow older and our muscle naturally deteriorates. The core muscles (abdominals and lower back) as well as the glutes and hips contribute to balance. The stronger these muscles are, the more...
  • 6 pack abs
    How to exercise your abs
    The abdominal muscles are very important muscles to keep toned. They are a group of muscles that help stabilize your body for almost everything that you do. Good abdominal muscles are a key to performance in sports that require twisting in...