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Archive for December 2014

Taking it to the next level: The Wundas of Pilates Chair

PIlates Chair Quartet- Thursday Group

So first things first: I am not an exercise fanatic. You will not find me at the local gym 5x a week, churning out cardio, lifting a multitude of weights or pushing the squats (as much as I fantasize about regaining my 30-year old backside, reality is…). That said, I’m “into” the Pilates Chair; specifically,…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #4

    By Diana Bailey A Simple Coordination Exercise to Enhance Postural Balance People fall forward into space primarily because forward is the direction of habit. Studio experience reveals that most of us have very little idea how to communicate with muscles to change our own habits of motion. Posture, balance, and coordination all suffer…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #3

Forward Equals Backwards and You Own It: Balance and Coordination By featured Guest Writer Diana Bailey The Popular Equipment: Easy to Learn and Portable The number one balance challenge in this studio, based on ease of learning, is the foam roller. The variety and unique core strength challenge this auxiliary piece offers are of the…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #2

    By  Guest Writer Diana Bailey The Guiding Principle: Consistent, Progressive Practice Nobody builds a bridge over a big river in a day, and the same premise applies to the link between body and brain. Balance and coordination require attentive repetition for gains to be realized. The question to keep in mind whenever approaching…

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Forward Equals Backwards Series #1 Balance

By featured Guest Writer Diana Bailey It is surprising to find that balance is more often explored and defined by how it is lost than how it is maintained. How do you figure out what something is when it is most often explained by what it isn’t? In a perfect Pilates world, balance is the…

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