Tagged with beginner plates

I’m too sexy for my shirt

I’m too sexy for my shirt

While yoga, dance, and other forms of exercise claim a name to certain types of clothing (ex. yoga pants, bike shorts), pilates students are sometimes left in the dark when it comes to finessing their pilates wardrobe. I’ve never been able to walk into a store and buy ‘mermaid leggings’ or a ‘teaser sports bra’….although … Continue reading

To Live and Breathe Pilates

Breathing is a fundamental of the Pilates Method – one of the six Pilates principles. The breath is a foundation of Pilates movement.  Unfortunately, the breathing also seems to be one of the things that many people find the hardest to do well when they workout. Do any of these sound familiar to you….? When … Continue reading

Phat Pilates

We get asked all the time if overweight people can do Pilates. They say: “I’m a little terrified by this class because I’m really very blobby right now.” First things first: getting bogged down with whether you’re blobby or not isn’t going to motivate you much to exercise, it’s just going to make you feel, well, … Continue reading

plink, plank, plunk

plink, plank, plunk

Ahhh, the dreaded push up position….or Plank, as we lovingly refer to it in Pilates. It comes in all different styles: knees up, knees down, elbows bent to the side or back, one arm, wide stance, side plank, and on and on and on… My trainer last week had me doing some combo-plank-push-up moves, and … Continue reading