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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18th Dec 2015

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I am having so much fun with this book @balanced_body . Thank you! #pilates #balancedbody

15th Dec 2015

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Elf is taking a fine reformer stretch. #reformer #stretch #elf #elfontheshelf #pilates

09th Dec 2015

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My reformer is smiling. Must have liked my Pilates work out. #reformer #smile #pilates #pilatesmakesmesmile www.gracefulpilates.com

07th Dec 2015

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Hip Flexor/Hamstring Stretch on Reformer. One Spring. Tight muscles anywhere in your body can cause an imbalance. Particularly with ham string and/or hip flexor tightness/pain, this can present as low...

04th Dec 2015

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Even Rappers do Pilates. Yo, she got great form jes trying to stay warm…you being sketchy on that Tendon Stretchy…bet yo abs got no flab! Lol. #pilates #chairpilates #abs #tendonstretch...

03rd Dec 2015

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Wearing my gum ball Pilate socks always perks me up. #pilates #gumballs #gumballstyle #happiness #gracefulpilates

17th Nov 2015

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This is how I feel I look when I'm in Power Drumming class at my gym. #gym #powerdrumming #jlo @adriennecibor

15th Nov 2015

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#pilates #love #peace #nufsaid