“The structure meets the function” Leopold Buske.
Can changing a function change the structure? Everything is possible if you set a goal and follow it. Having received a specific global task, all structures and processes are instantly…

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How to choose clothes and shoes for Pilates
The well-known fitness technique developed by Joseph Pilates combined elements from ballet, yoga and isometric exercises. On the crest of the wave of the popularity of a healthy lifestyle and…

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Do not leave varicose veins without attention
Varicose veins are a common female problem. If you want your legs to look great and your health not to be in danger, take care of the health of your…

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Pilates: The Art of Teaching Methods

To train someone is a big responsibility, and to train mentors is a double responsibility, this is an exam for you personally, a kind of test for what you really know.

When we receive a certificate for the first time after long courses, studies and exams, this feeling is incomparable. We rejoice, feel omnipotent – of course, because we deserve it, it was hard work and we have something to be proud of.

Very often I hear the following – “that’s it, now I can educate others, I am entitled to honor and increase salaries, because I have a certificate!” I am happy for these people, but I can’t help but think at that moment – “yes, now you are finally ready to start.” Continue reading

Spine Corrector

I am always very surprised when I visit the newly opened Pilates studio, which has the latest equipment in the world, but there is not a single spinal corrector. Once I was even invited to conduct a class on a spinal corrector, and when I entered the hall, it turned out that I would use Bosu or FitBall as a corrector. Of course, each equipment has its own purpose, but none can replace the corrector. Joseph Pilates created not only equipment, also known today as a small barrel or a barrel with a step, but also a set of special exercises for it. The archive contains drawings of this undoubtedly brilliant invention, as well as photos in which J. Pilates performs exercises on the corrector, and all this in 1945. Continue reading

Roll Up – Twisting the Spine

In twisting the spine, flexion of the spine with stabilization of the center is combined with muscle control to build the spine and strengthen the abdominal muscles.

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Place your palms in the pockets of the CORE Band. Lie on the mat, straighten your legs, hands on the floor behind the head. Press each vertebra to the floor. Raise your hands a few centimeters above the floor, stretching the tape. Inhale and raise your hands to the ceiling, using the muscles of the upper back and covering the front of the chest. While exhaling, nod your head, raise your neck and shoulders above the floor and continue twisting, slowly and with control. Pull the stomach to the spine and continue to move along the rim of the wheel, raising the body. Continue reading

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We set the bar high and stick to it
Topics that will be offered to students on August 13-14 in Riga are in demand and are required to study under the International Pilates University Fitness4you program. Pilates is not…

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Pilates using a Stretch-eze
Stretch-eze® is the invention of a Pilates teacher from the United States, a former professional dancer, Kimberly Dye, who was praised in 2007 for fitness and travel products. Stretch-eze® is…

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Pilates breath
Inhale is the first act in our life, and the last exhale. We can say that breathing accompanies each of our steps like a shadow that you do not notice.…

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Modern Pilates - fascial Pilates, or - how “sticks” and “rubber bands” work
In the minds of many people (and coaches), the Pilates system seems to be training the abs and back. The person grabbed his back, for example, and the doctor says…

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