Jennifer Adolfs

Green Valley, AZ 85614

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I have a 58 year old client who wants to reduce her hip measurements of 42.5 inches.

5 Answers | Asked by tonia zaloumis on Jun 28, 2014

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Jul 02, 2014

As a Pilates Instructor some of the best exercises for the hips, both strength and to reduce inches are the Side Kick Series and Pilates Leg Circles. I would modify the leg circles either from a bent knee position doing knee stirs or by wrapping a strap or stretch band around her foot and this wo...

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I am a 51 year old woman who is beginning her workout to increase bone density. Anyone have specific ideas of where to start?

8 Answers | Asked by mary damiani on Feb 05, 2013

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on May 03, 2014

I am a Pilates instructor and there is much flexion, rotation, and side bending in the classic exercise repetoire, however these type of movements are contraindicated for people with osteopenia/osteoporosis. Exercise with the spine in neutral and in particular, spinal extension exercises are grea...

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Whats the best program for muscle imbalance of the extremities? Ex. Right arm is bigger than the left.

5 Answers | Asked by Marie Chris Sison on Apr 25, 2014

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Apr 30, 2014

The answer here can be as simple as exercising the limbs individually. For example I have more strength in my left leg than in my right due to injuries. Because of this I do one leg balance exercises, squats, lunges, ankle/foot work on each leg separately. I also do more repetitions on the weaker...

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Client of mine has trouble going upstairs? Suggestions for workout corrective exercises and why this may be happening?

7 Answers | Asked by Michelle Guerrero on Apr 28, 2014

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Apr 30, 2014

Can they get up and down out of a chair easily? That might be a good starting point... just chair stands. It may be hamstring weakness so I would focus there as well. Like the others mentioned start with some simple exercises. Best, Jennifer

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New client with carpal tunnel. Do's & Don'ts

4 Answers | Asked by Kerry Walsh on Apr 29, 2014

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Apr 30, 2014

As a Pilates Instructor if we do any kneeling or plank type exercises I have them use a yoga block or hold dumbells to keep the wrists straight. When doing upper body exercises it's important again to keep the wrists straight and doing the bending or pulling. I like to use little massage balls to ...

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What is your favorite core exercise?

28 Answers | Asked by Monica Foster on Nov 01, 2011

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Apr 30, 2014

A side plank really targets the weaker oblique muscles for me!

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What are your favorite workouts for your senior clients?

10 Answers | Asked by Gretchen Eisenberg on Mar 31, 2012

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Apr 30, 2014

I am a Pilates Instructor and the spring tension I use with them on the equipment unloads and opens the joints so they feel taller with better posture and more stretched after a session. I usually start them lying down, then sitting, and then finish the session standing with some balance work so th...

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What are the best post meniscus surgery Pilates exercises?

6 Answers | Asked by Laury Klasky on Oct 02, 2012

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Apr 30, 2014

I have had a torn meniscus myself, as well as several clients. We do very light spring tension for footwork on the reformer, as well as the chair. I focus on the pulling in motion using the hamstrings instead of a heavy push out with the quads. Keeping the feet and ankles strong and flexible is h...

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Any suggestions on the best exercises for a bad knee?

7 Answers | Asked by Helen Velasquez on May 09, 2011

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Jun 15, 2011

My favorite for knee weakness and injury to get back in business is: Sitting with your feet flat on the floor weight equal in the feet, small soffee ball between the knees. Squeeze the ball equally and bring your weight forward over the middle of the feet to stand all the way up, squeeze ...

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How do you approach price increases with your clients?

7 Answers | Asked by Jenny Crawshaw on Jun 14, 2011

Answered by Jennifer Adolfs on Jun 15, 2011

I directly tell them that my hourly rates will be increasing by so much and give them a date at least 3 months in advance. Then I ask them if that would affect their ability to train with me and negotiate how much extra they could afford if that is the case. They really appreciate that I am willin...

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