Pilates 101 Discover what your core really is

Pilates is full of contradictions: Its strangely mundane and yet ethereal, simultaneously simple and complex. Some people understand and deeply appreciate the benefits of Pilates the first time they try it. Others may feel that Pilates exercises are repetitive and silly, but after three months of doing the same exercise, they suddenly gain access to

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Pilates 101 … Where is your powerhouse!

POWERHOUSE MUSCLE: TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS The TRANSVERSE ABDOMINUS is an important stabilizer muscle of our “powerhouse” aka “core”. Its horizontal fibers wrap around our mid-sections and serve as an internal corset that stabilizes the spine and pelvis. Learning to engage this muscle allows our bodies to move more efficiently; not just during a Pilates session but

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Home HIIT/High Intensity Interval Training Workout

HITT Workout….High Intensity Interval Training Here is a 30-minute home workout.  It is an advanced workout.  Come into the studio and schedule a 30-minute private to go over if you are unsure of how to do this!   Ready, set, go!   Give it your A game! Warm up: 30 seconds each 3 torso twist with opposite

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How Functional Workouts can prevent hamstring injuries

Hamstring injuries account for a larger percentage of lost time than any other muscle-tendon injury.  Once injured your hamstring is susceptible to have another.  The hamstrings: four muscle bellies originate on the pelvis and insert on the lower leg. Functionally, the hamstrings can produce and control a multitude of lower-extremity motions. With the leg in a

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