Flexibility

Use Your Brain to Get Flexible Fast – Workout Fitness Article

Use Your Brain to Get Flexible Fast Okay, guys, let’s take a second here and have a bit of a chat, will we?   When I say flexibility, what comes to mind? I bet the first thing that you think of is as strong as f**k, right? Not. That’s because when people think of flexibility, they think of little gymnasts folded in two just hanging out, or dancers in splits for what seems like forever.    Now you’re not wrong…

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Use Your Brain to Get Flexible Fast – Workout Fitness Article

Use Your Brain to Get Flexible Fast Okay, guys, let’s take a second here and have a bit of a chat, will we?   When I say flexibility, what comes to mind? I bet the first thing that you think of is as strong as f**k, right? Not. That’s because when people think of flexibility, they think of little gymnasts folded in two just hanging out, or dancers in splits for what seems like forever.    Now you’re not wrong…

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Pilates on the Pitch: How Professional Soccer Players Are Using It To Train – Pilates Fitness Article

Pilates on the Pitch: How Professional Soccer Players Are Using It To Train Pilates and athletes – what a match. It’s an exercise perfectly designed to correct muscular imbalances caused by the repetitive movements an athlete undertakes while doing his or her sport. It increases flexibility, agility and, because it creates an even musculature, can prevent injury. It’s no wonder so many professional athletes and teams use Pilates as a necessary adjunct to their training regimen. Lauren Cross, co-owner of…

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Best of 2019: Find Your Flexibility – Fitness Article

Best of 2019: Find Your Flexibility Flexibility is freedom. Thankfully, being able to fearlessly approach any activity, be it a walk around the neighborhood, tennis match, pick-up basketball game, or simply lugging in this week’s grocery hall is a luxury within anyone’s reach. The key to staying active is all about protecting your body from injury and preparing it for potentially strenuous physical exertion. For this week, we’ve compiled a list of our most popular articles and exercises that can…

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We are six months in – Pole Dancing Fitness Article

We are six months in So my flexibility training is going much like my pole training.  SQUIRREL!  And I’m gone. Check out my two month update from March HERE. I find I do about a month consistently, then I get side tracked, whether by injury or boys or laziness, and take a month off.  I was getting consistent again by Skyping with my friend, Kat, and following the beginner Valentino Brothers splits series.  It is nice to have an accountability partner.  Then…

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Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Lower Body Yoga – Workout Fitness Article

Skimble’s Pro Workout of the Week: Lower Body Yoga It’s time to get grounded. Work your legs, hips, thighs, and glutes to improve your lower body strength and flexibility. Find a quiet space and enjoy this essential yoga flow. Do you have a fitness resolution? Make progress towards achieving your goals with Skimble’s top fitness apps and supportive community. If you’re new to Skimble, our Workout of the Week challenges offer you fresh ways to be fit. Download Workout Trainer on your Android & Apple devices…

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Bulletproof Your Knees and Shoulders – Workout Fitness Article

Bulletproof Your Knees and Shoulders How did you get injured?   I was reaching for something in the back seat of my car and heard a pop in my shoulder.    Not again!   Oddly enough, many of us are scared to workout because we think we’ll get injured at the gym. But we’re more likely to get injured when we least except it—usually because we’re reacting to an unexpected stimulus during, for example, a men’s hockey pick-up game or…

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My Next 90 – Stretching My Limits. – Blogilates – Pilates Fitness Article

My Next 90 – Stretching My Limits. – Blogilates Hey guys! It’s been so nice not having to stay up super late writing. I’ve enjoyed the break a lot 🙂 BUT!!! I totally miss writing to you! So here I am! I’m going to come up with a writing schedule for myself because that really helped me blog more consistently. If I tell myself to do it when I “feel like it” – I’m going to push it towards the…

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My 90 Day Journey Recap – Pilates Fitness Article

My 90 Day Journey Recap Wow, thank you so much celebrating the end of my 90 day journey with me on my last post! I really felt like you guys were my girl friends giving me a big hug at the finish line of a marathon. I truly appreciate you soooooo much! You bring me so much joy!   So, part 1 was all the technical stuff. My workouts, my food, my numbers, and my physical, external transformation. Now, it’s…

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The importance of the Romanian deadlift and other eccentric-based exercises for improving the deadlift – Deadlift is Medicine – Fitness Article

The importance of the Romanian deadlift and other eccentric-based exercises for improving the deadlift – Deadlift is Medicine Table of contents Introduction Longer duration eccentrics lead to greater hypertrophy and strength Eccentrics improves flexibility of the targeted muscle Eccentrics MAY help prevent muscle strains References Introduction Eccentric exercises has been researched on many times in the literature. There are numerous benefits to incorporating eccentric exercises in your training. In this article, I am going to elucidate some of these benefits,…

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How To Do The Mermaid Side Stretch – Workout Fitness Article

10.28.2019 0 0 Flexibility, Pilates, Pilates Exercise, Stretching The Mermaid is a common Pilates exercise that can be done on the mat, as well as on the reformer and chair.  It is a great movement to stretch your lats, quadratus lumborum, and intracostal muscles and to improve thoracic spine mobility.  Begin by assuming a Z-sit position where your knees are side sitting with both knees to one side.  If this causes any discomfort in your hips or knees, you can…

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How To Do The Chest Lift on a Mat – Workout Fitness Article

The Chest Lift is a great exercise that can be performed at home or while traveling. This exercise focuses on increasing abdominal strength and control by working the deeper layer of abdominal muscles and challenging the endurance of those muscles.  By performing the Chest Lift on a regular basis, you will improve the overall strength of your abdominal muscles which will improve low back stability, decrease back pain and improve mobility of the spine.  When clients report neck pain when…

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How To Do The Series of Five on a Mat – Workout Fitness Article

How To Do The Series of Five on a Mat The Series of Five is a sequence of five classical mat exercises performed in consecutive order. This series is a great way to build endurance in the abdominal musculature. It also works all of the layers of the abdominal muscles in one exercise. If you are looking for a great way to give yourself an effective abdominal workout look no further! The Series of Five is a surefire way to…

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Pilates Group Classes in Miami – Workout Fitness Article

Pilates Group Classes in Miami Searching for Pilates group classes in Miami, but not sure which one to try?  We have a variety of classes at our two studio locations in Coconut Grove and South Miami!  Keep reading to find out which one or which ones are for you!Introductory ClassNew to Pilates?  Not even sure what a Reformer is?  Yes, it can seem intimidating. Luckily, we offer a 30 minute complimentary session to get new clients acquainted with the Pilates…

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Mobility for Low Back Pain – Workout Fitness Article

Mobility for Low Back Pain If you’ve ever found yourself suffering from some form of back pain, you are certainly not alone. In industrialized countries, there is a 60-70% incidence rate of non-specific low back pain according to the World Health Organization. For many, they may feel that their back pain resolves itself for a short while, only to return again. For others, masking the pain with medications seems like the only option. But did you know that movement might…

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