Revisiting: Resolution Refresh for 1st Quarter

Revisiting: Resolution Refresh for 1st Quarter

The first part of the year has gone by so quickly. We don’t want it to slip away without taking the time to recognize our successes. Why? Because it’ll help keep your “resolution” FRESH in mind and your motivation clear. While the New Year isn’t so new anymore, that doesn’t mean you can’t do a Resolution Refresh. Find all the good nuggets in your first 90 days of 2015 and keep cheering yourself on!

Think Smart and Prep for The Leg Pull

Think Smart and Prep for The Leg Pull

A great pair of exercises that help rebalance the muscles that often become weak from hours of being desk-bound! This move targets all the muscles typically weakened from the sedentary posture, by opening up the hips, chest and shoulders. As with all Pilates exercises, you want an initiation in the core, and then you’ll be working the glutes, hamstrings, and the upper back muscles that help to stabilize your shoulder blades and counter tight pecs.

Let Your Heart Take Flight

Let Your Heart Take Flight

One of the best exercises you can learn to help get out of a hunched or kyphotic posture, is the Pilates Fundamental referred to as “Flight.” Flight is considered a fundamental because it’s the base move for a number of Pilates exercises, and as with all foundational exercises, like with ribcage arms or the Pilates breath, understanding how to do it well is key.

De-stress, Have Fun and Explore with Brain Breaks

De-stress, Have Fun and Explore with Brain Breaks

Relieve your brain-drain! You already know how important it is to keep your workouts consistent to help regulate your stress levels. The Pilates principles themselves are perfect for de-stressing with centeredness on breath and inner body awareness. Additionally, there are a number of other ways to compliment and mix-up your de-stressing routine. These activities stimulate the brain and can help you refresh and be more productive.

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