Many men seem to assume that only women and older folks benefit from Pilates. Men hesitate to join in and instead stand on the sidelines with that curious look on their faces, perhaps asking themselves:
You've probably done an elbow plank so many times by now that you know the drill by heart: straight back, belly button pulled in, and palms flat on your mat (trying not to clasp them in a prayer pose if possible). But I, recommend my clients do a slight modification that's a little more challenging: when in elbow plank, flip your hands over so your palms are facing up.
In following with the theme of my first post to this blog I'm back again to share my latest insights. Lately I have noticed a big draw to body weight exercises. Such exercises can be done anywhere, great for coordination, balance, more functional in my opinion and can modified to fit either muscular strength or endurance. My latest read, "The Naked Warrior" by Pavel, had a lot of insight on breathing, force production and tension. All the time I see fellow trainers tell their clients to keep their core tight or to push off that leg.
Virtual Training: provides much more freedom and is becoming an extremely popular option for those wanting the guidance and support of a personal trainer, but who also live very hectic lifestyles. With online virtual training you are not required to meet me at the gym at a specific time each week. Perhaps you don’t even like to go to the gym or perhaps you prefer to work out in the comfort of your own home. No worries! I will design a program specifically for you, based on your goals, wants, and needs.
This challenge has been floating around for some time now. Would be a could wait to ring in summer, don't you think? It will take up a minimal amount of your time, needs to equipment and can literally be done anywhere. No excuses. And no, we're not starting tomorrow. Start TODAY! Who's up for it? Post your progress in the comments section.
April was truly a month of blossoms' and I was able to enjoy yet another wonderful Pilates workshop. We focused on connecting arms and torso while rounding out the practice with barrel exploration, from spine corrector to high barrel.
IT'S MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU CANNOT SEE..................... All those popular gadgets, gizmo's and over hyped exercise programs focus on the muscles you can see like you the six pack. But in my opinion it what's you cannot see that's important. The inner deep muscles of your core. Let's call them the body's seat belt. When their tight and strong so are you. Do this for a strong core today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cQgNwkoMiY
Functional Fitness Classes.... What is that???
Functional fitness is nothing new, really, it's just basic calisthenic style exercises that help to improve strength, range of motion, balance and coordination, stimulate brain memory, create happy hormones for improve mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and aid in fall prevention, reduce injuries, and identify signs of dehydration... and this is just a few of what my LIFT 2 THRIVE Super Seniors learn about in my on going classes.