Your female clients don’t have to forgo their Pilates workouts if they become pregnant. With appropriate exercise adaptations, moms-to-be can benefit from traditional mat work variations to modifications on the reformer throughout pregnancy. Working on the reformer has three main benefits:
In a previous issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review,we asked: "What is your favorite and least favorite thing about working with the Pilates reformer? How would you describe your relationship with this piece of equipment?"
The popularity of yoga and Pilates has spawned several fun and effective fusion offerings. This particular class uses “traditional” fitness-based exercises as the foundation and then layers on Pilates moves and yoga postures. The design trains strength, balance and flexibility in a conscious manner.
In a previous issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review, we asked: Is there a particular exercise in the Pilates repertoire that you tend to struggle with in your personal practice? How do you approach this challenge?
The National Athletic
Trainers Association (NATA) recognizes the benefits of practicing yoga, tai chi
and Pilates. The organization has released a 10-step guide to help people of
all ages improve their quality of life by reducing physical stress and preventing
back pain. One of the 10 recommendations, “Make yourself mobile,” notes that
poor posture and muscle stiffne...
This program is intended to be taught by certified Pilates instructors only!
STOTT PILATES preferred, but could easily be modified for other methods.
1.Participate in a strengthening, toning and increased flexibility exercise program.
2.Become familiar with Pilates,...
Fusion classes typically combine two or
more formats, equipment choices and
training methods. Sometimes these cross-
training opportunities can yield more benefits
than practicing a single discipline. This
sample class draws from the influences of
yoga, Pilates, tai chi and the Feldenkrais
Method®. Feel free to replicate the class exactly,
or use it to stimulate your creative
In a previous issue of Inner IDEA Body-Mind-Spirit Review, we asked: When teaching your Pilates students proper head and cervical spine placement, what is the most common mistake and how do you help correct it? Here’s what you had to say.