A Hundred Modifications- Pilates matwork

smallpicOne of the things I love about the Pilates work is that you never outgrow it. Once you’ve diligently worked on an exercise and it is perfected, it can almost always be modified to be more advanced and challenging. On the flip side, if an area of your body is tight or troublesome, an exercise can be modified down to be more comfortable. I always think of the Pilates Hundred and its many modifications. Sometimes I keep my knees bent at 90/90, some days I feel very strong and I lower my legs out towards the floor. On days where my neck is tight, I put one arm behind my head.
I love that about Pilates. I never get bored and am always challenged!
– Hilary

 

Previously Published October 2011

Please Join Me for Wellness Weekend at Bear Mountain Lodge!

Bear Mountain Lodge in lovely Silver City, New Mexico is hosting a Wellness Weekend June 20 – 21, 2014. The fun and healthy two day getaway will include activities such as yoga, Pilates, hiking, education on labyrinths, personal presentation in wardrobe, and local flora (Download the Wellness Weekend flier). Your wellness and nature team will include:

Space is limited so please contact Bear Mountain Lodge at 575-538-2538 to register and reserve your space today!

Spine Twist Pilates matwork- preparation.

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Begin Spine Twist by sitting tall and squeezing your legs together.

Thank you to everyone who joined us for  Mat Classes in February. A special thank you to all of our out-of-town visitors.  It was a pleasure meeting every one of you and having you in class!  Travel safely and please come visit again the next time you’re in town.  Be well!

– Geneviève