Pilates

Pilates Pilates is an exercise method whose focus is on strengthening the "powerhouse", largely the abs and buttocks. The exercises are designed to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and improve posture. Pilates requires a great deal…

Expert Pilates Exercises

Expert Pilates Exercises Available expert pilates exercises: Choose any exercise you wish to perform, and fully labeled directions shall be provided on the following page: Spine Twist Jack Knife Can-Can Advanced Teaser Straight Leg Pull…

Straight Leg Pull Down

Straight Leg Pull Down 1 Place your body in pushup position with both legs held tightly together and abdominals held high in the air. Keep your arms a shoulder width apart. 2 Inhale and raise…

Straight Leg Pull Up

Straight Leg Pull Up 1 Sit upgright on the mat with your legs stretched out long and straight before you. Place your hands on the mat behind you. Now push your hips up until you…

Advanced Teaser

Advanced Teaser 1 With arms overhead, lower the body smoothly down toward the mat, reaching the arms and legs out. Stop when the limbs arrive just above the mat. As your limbs appraoch the floor,…

Can-Can

Can-Can 1 Sit upward on the mat, with your knees held in toward your chest. Keep your feet and toes flat on the floor and palce your hands behind you, making sure to keep them…

Jack Knife

Jack Knife 1 Lie on your back with the arms long and both legs straight up to the ceiling. The shoulders and palms press firmly down into the mat. Relax the ribs and scoop the…

Spine Twist

Spine Twist 1 Inhale. Sit straight upward and extend both arms to your sides, making sure to keep your palms facing downward. The legs should be held straight and tightly bound together with toes pointing…