grace·ful

- moving in a smooth and attractive way; having a smooth and pleasing shape or style; polite or kind

Pilates

I'm reminded Pilates is a lifestyle; not just an exercise method to practice a couple times a week. I agree with Joseph Pilates ideal of a balanced lifestyle. It's not complicated. Value your health, your mind, your body and spirit. Let's live Pilates and experience "the ecstasy of living".

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Mat Pilates

To an outside observer, a mat Pilates class may seem pretty harmless. Most mat exercises are performed on your back or your tummy without any equipment. Every mat Pilates move, however, depends on principles such as concentration, control, fluidity, breath and balance. Through a strong mind-body connection, your muscles become toned and you improve your overall ability to execute coordinated movements. Specific to mat exercises is the fact they are proven most helpful to people with back care issues.

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Chair Pilates

Chair is a little secret that is still gaining ground with the reformer folks.  You can achieve a full body workout,  just utilizing the chair.  If you've never tried it, you are welcome to explore it with me.  It's more fun that you might think.

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TRX

Total Body Resistance Exercise, or it's more popular name "TRX", is a full body workout using your own body for resistance.  Also, with unstable straps, it forces you to stabilize with your core or power house.  We can get into the deepest squat using the TRX.  It will get you strong quickly.  And definitely give you the confidence to wear your favorite shorts!

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01st Apr 2015

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Here's the plan kids. I'm in this with you. Maybe take a body shot before and after. I'll see you tomorrow for our first plank. #gracefulpilates #strongplank #abs #core #wegotthis...

31st Mar 2015

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Join me in some more fun! We'll go from a 20 second plank to a 5 minute plank in 30 days flat!! #gracefulpilates #plank #30dayplankchallenge #pilates #pilateslove #strong

11th Mar 2015

Tone those arms

I’m loving my new weighted rings!  Here’s my girl Heidi showing extreme coordination by using both rings at once.  These things will give you the sexy arms you crave!  Make...

25th Feb 2015

The Master

Hey Peeps!  Had a stellar visit and learning experience over this past weekend with Rael Isacowitz https://www.facebook.com/risacowitz, the founder of BASI Pilates.  The thing I find so inspirational about this...

05th Feb 2015

LVTC

Hi friends!  I’m looking to expand my large group classes at the Livermore Valley Tennis Club.  Give me a shout if you have any interest!  LVTC has tons of great...

23rd Jan 2015

Large Group Mat Pilates…coming soon

I’m so excited!  My mats have arrived.  Should you choose to accept this mission, you shall have a leaner, stronger, more toned body.  And possibly a glowy tan if we do...

10th Jan 2015
Why do Pilates?

Why do Pilates?

“I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” — Joseph...

13th Dec 2014
“Stand Tall”

“Stand Tall”

Pilates interrupts exorbitant stress on the spine and focuses on the approach of proper back alignment.  Slowly this flows into a participant’s daily awareness of how they hold their body....

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