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Return to Life and Other Pilates Resources – Recommendations for Books, DVD’s, and Apps to Grow Your Pilates Experti by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 2:22pm Wonderful questions I received this week about Joseph Pilates book Return to Life, and other Pilates Matwork book & DVD resources for Pilates teachers and students.  Keep reading this post to see the questions I’ve been asked, and my thoughts on the topic of publication quality, content, and the benefits of different Pilates exercise resource ... Read on »
Pilates Mat Classes, Videos, Equipment, Books- What's What by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 5:43pm I was inspired to write this post after a conversation with a few people on a Bookie Boo forum called, "I don't get pilates". Stephanie posted that she tried a video and wasn't really getting a good work out or feeling much after using it. The conversation was a good reminder for me that not everyone does pilates in pilates studio ... Read on »
Holiday Pilates Gift Giving Suggestions! by Elaine E. Healthy Living Professional Posted Wed 25 Nov 2009 2:57am Its that time of the year again- time to find everyone you know the perfect gift. For the pilates enthusiasts in your life, this is a great time to inspire their workouts by giving them something fun and pilates related. Here are some of my favorite picks that are sure to delight any of your pilates friends this holiday season, and possibly ins ... Read on »
Return to Life! Use Pilates Training To Improve Structural Health by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Mon 18 Jun 2012 3:00am Get a Better Body, Mind, Spirit – Tall Posture – and Enjoy Fabulous Whole-Body Health It’s Never Too Late to Improve Your Structure and Improve Your Health! One of the most fascinating and fabulous things about the human structure is, that regardless of your age, or how long you’ve had the functional movement habits that have created ... Read on »
Pilates Side Plank Exercise Variations by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 15 May 2012 9:30am There are many different ways to tweak the Side Plank exercise and provide variety and challenge.  BUT the technique of getting into and out of the Side Plank position needs to be the same for any version you do to ensure the shoulders work properly and risk of arm and shoulder injury is eliminated. In the article, How to Execute a Gr ... Read on »
Pilates Tips - Pilates Gear by PilatesTeam .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm DVDs. Pilates DVDs can be a great way to learn Pilates and get a Pilates mat workout at home. Exercise balls. Exercise balls have become popular for home workouts, and help you build core strength. Exercise bands. Exercise bands, or resistance bands, provide adjustable resistance for stretching and strengthening exercises. Magic Circle. ... Read on »
Pilates Training Tips: Prepartory Exercises for Side Plank by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 Feb 2012 10:30am Here are some Pilates training tips and preparatory exercises for safe shoulders and a strong core for success with Side Plank  in an Advanced Pilates Mat workout. In Pilates Matwork the Side Plank exercise is a part of a higher intermediate or advanced workout.  In Joseph Pilates’ book Return to Life , Joe calls this exercise The Side Bend ... Read on »
What’s Your Favorite Pilates Blog? by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 4:59pm Isn’t searching on the web for Pilates Blogs fun! There’s so much information about Pilates at your fingertips with the point and click of your mouse. It’s hard to believe that a short fifteen years ago, most folks hadn’t even heard of the Pilates Method.  Now while not everybody had tried a Pilates workout yet, most people are familiar wit ... Read on »
Pilates Mat Workout to Improve Flexibility by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Wed 11 Jan 2012 5:52pm  “True flexibility can be achieved only when all muscles are uniformly developed.” Joseph H. Pilates As I was chatting with a gal in my triathlon training program today, she began asking me questions about Pilates, and the difference between Pilates and Yoga.  As a triathlete, she made the comment that she runs, bikes, swims, and does s ... Read on »
Shopping for a Pilates Arc Barrel: The Difference Between Brands, Barrels, and Bodies by Aliesa George Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Aug 2013 9:21am Determining Which Pilates Spine Corrector is Right for You? Have you ever wondered what the difference is between Pilates Arc Barrels?  Foam vs. wood and vinyl Arc Barrels?  What’s the difference between styles, exercises, and use for the long Arc of the Balanced Body Pilates Arc®, a traditional East-Coast Pilates Spine Corrector Barrel and ... Read on »