The Reformer Basics 5-Week Series Starts October 20, 2014

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REFORMER BASICS A 5-Week Series with Laura Hausler Counts as Reformer Prep qualification!(*Studio Foundation session required; some mat experience a plus.)  Want to Take Reformer Class, But Not Qualified Yet? This is the series for you! If you’ve wanted to take reformer classes, but needed the Reformer Prep to get qualified, or if you were thinking about taking the Pilates Challenge coming in …

Core Connection 4 – The Key to a Flat Stomach

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  It’s hard to believe the fourth video in the Core Connections video series is already here. I’m surprised because I’ve been so eager to share these connections with you for so long and the series is finally complete! That and the fact that it’s also mid-October already; how did that happen!? The focus of today’s video is your deep …

Three Ways Tucking Your Pelvis Can Hurt You

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I’ve never once heard anyone say “My goal is to get my ribs closer to my hips”, “I’d like a shorter waist please”, or “I’d like my pelvis tilted towards my face.” Quite the contrary, the overall goal I hear is better posture, a longer torso and leaner waist and a body that moves with ease. All these goals are achieved by working and strengthening the body while in a lengthened state and not tucking the pelvis.

Pilates Basics: How to Smile Across Your Hips

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  If you’ve ever wanted perfect “6-pack abs” and wondered if all the pain was worth that goal, I have an alternative perspective that might change your mind. Firstly, the 6-pack ab look is HIGHLY overrated. In fact, by focusing on the muscles that create the 6-pack look, you can actually cause trouble and make yourself MORE prone to injury. (Think: …