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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21st Jun 2018

Looks like chicken…but it is fish. Why thank you Carlos.#lunch #costarica #girlpower

Looks like chicken…but it is fish. Why thank you Carlos.#lunch #costarica #girlpower

21st Jun 2018

Not a bad view for yoga, huh? I still had bed creases on my arms when we started. I’m not a totally early morn girl for exercise. But WOW what a view and what a way to wake up #worthit #yoga #puravida @puravida_retreat with my bud @adriennecibor #woohoo

Not a bad view for yoga, huh? I still had bed creases on my arms when we started. I’m not a totally early morn girl for exercise. But WOW what...

18th Jun 2018

#spine #corrector for my beautiful 76 year young client! Spine extension is a lovely and necessary range of motion. Maureen loved this. She’s so brave, she’ll try anything – I have to be careful with her Have a very happy Monday loved ones ☮️ #pilates #pilatesspinecorrector #spinecorrector #spinalextension #dopilatesallyourlife #

#spine #corrector for my beautiful 76 year young client! Spine extension is a lovely and necessary range of motion. Maureen loved this. She’s so brave, she’ll try anything – I...

13th Jun 2018

Gone natural🏼‍ #natural lol

Gone natural🏼‍ #natural lol

11th Jun 2018

ARMS️ Just a little single arm press to work our shoulders. Up on the box on the reformer. We used a blue spring. Point that elbow down toward to floor and hello tri’s!! It’s a good one. Tough. #pilates #pilatesreformer #onthebox #shoulders #shoulderpress #triceps #getit #liveyourtruth #dowhatmakesyouhappy #peace 🏼

ARMS️ Just a little single arm press to work our shoulders. Up on the box on the reformer. We used a blue spring. Point that elbow down toward to floor...

09th Jun 2018

Rock it out today️We did! We turned our #bosu upside down and practiced our push up muscles, like a #boss ️ Slide more forward on the BOSU so you have more force on the front end. When you bend elbows to go down for push up, squeeze your cheeks and lift your legs. Have fun with it!#pecs #pushup #back #glutes #pilates #rocking #gracefulpilates

Rock it out today️We did! We turned our #bosu upside down and practiced our push up muscles, like a #boss ️ Slide more forward on the BOSU so you have...

02nd Jun 2018

My beautiful client using my latest new toy, it’s a Yoga Trapeze!! This new play thing has many benefits-•Body parts are forced to move and stretch •Joints are regenerated and strengthened•Rebuilds your emotional system, clears the mind and relieves stress •Improves flexibility •Heals back problems by allowing your spine to lengthen•Increases strength (core)•Puts you in a GREAT mood because it releases happy hormones in the brain•Improves balance, aerial yoga helps maintain balance inside and out•AIDS digestion, the difference stretches and movements help heal the digestive track•Aerial yoga slows down the aging process 🏼 it detoxifies the circulatory and lymphatic system•Improves memory by fortifying your neural connectionsCome try it out. Improve your health. I can promise you you will leave feeling much better than when you arrived. And I have multiple references to back that up. Do something for you. Get out of your comfort zone. I promise not to hang you upside down if it’s not your thing#yoga #yogatrapeze #fun #workout #smile #emotionalsystem #flexibility #heal #strength #mood #improvemood! #balance #digestion #youth #youthful I’m in Livermore. Go to www.gracefulpilates.com

My beautiful client using my latest new toy, it’s a Yoga Trapeze!! This new play thing has many benefits-•Body parts are forced to move and stretch •Joints are regenerated and...

01st Jun 2018

Thank you @nancy_wallace_pilates A truer statement was never said! #dopilates #neverstop #flexibility

Thank you @nancy_wallace_pilates A truer statement was never said! #dopilates #neverstop #flexibility

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