How to Use Gliders for Dynamic PlanksPlanks are essential for training core stabilization and promoting strength and stability throughout the scapulothoracic region. While it is common to progress this exercise by holding it for longer periods of time, there are more efficient—and effective—methods of progressing a plank, including adding movement using gliders. Gliders provide a dynamic challenge by incorporating extremity movement and resistance, which helps increase core and upper-body strength.
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.
This summer I started training some of my clients in a swimming pool. My clients have enjoyed it and tell me it is more like play than exercise. One of my clients asked 3 of her friends if they wanted to be part of a small group training, so I train them together in one of my client's pool one morning a week.
Pilates Reformer Sessions (2-person on their own Reformer) is a fun way to share your love of Pilates with someone else. See results by committing each week to meet your friend, spouse, partner, co-worker or even your children for an amazing core workout.
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.