Stretch twine for beginners
Twine is one of the main exercises in gymnastics, acrobatics and stretching. This method of stretching is also used in dance, yoga and striptease. It not only demonstrates the plasticity…

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One meeting - two different experiences
Willow Mazzoleni: If someone tried to explain to me what I should expect from my first meeting with Mary Bowen, I would never have believed it. So it is, and…

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Why weight can increase after training
Some people who live by the rules of healthy eating, the correct regimen and rest, go in for sports, attend gyms, and go to fitness. At first glance, a feeling…

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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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Pilates using the CORE Band
Today, a group lesson in the Pilates system is very different from the same class several years ago, because a lot of new equipment has appeared - rings, balls, rubber…

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Joseph Clara Pilates Studio today
New York, 8th Avenue and 56th Street, an old low-rise building surrounded by skyscrapers, noisy cafes where cigars are still manually twisted in the neighborhood. Central Park is within easy…

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One meeting - two different experiences
Willow Mazzoleni: If someone tried to explain to me what I should expect from my first meeting with Mary Bowen, I would never have believed it. So it is, and…

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Functional training: essence and features
Functional training in the gym is very popular and is widely used in fitness. Training includes work that requires continuous movement. Performing such exercises, the athlete trains every muscle that…

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