Strenghten and stretch

Pilates is known for developing both strength and flexibility in your body. There are various stretching exercises that increase flexibility in almost all areas of the body e.g. the back, front-body, side-body, hamstrings and hips. Strengthening is just as important as stretching to gain this flexibility; it is what helps maintain alignment as you stretch a muscle. All of the following exercises will …

More of a balance…

One leg circle is one of the best pilates exercises for testing your core strength. The abs need to work hard to keep the shoulders and pelvis stable, despite the movement of the leg in the hip socket. One leg circle also tones and stretches the thighs. This is a focus exercise meaning, work the abdominals while keeping the Pilates principles of centering, …