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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19th Mar 2016

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Planking in #sanfrancisco !! Best full body work out! Get it! #plank #fullbodywork #gracefulpilates Don't forget to love one another

15th Mar 2016

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Working the #cardiotramp Leg switch. Engage core, verging on #imprint spine. Legs are long and straight with pointed toe. One red spring. Works #core and #cardio #pilatescardio #gracefulpilates

12th Mar 2016

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These beautiful babes are working the #cadillac push through series here combining Sitting Forward #cadillacsittingforward and Side Reach #cadillacsidereach #cadillacpushthroughseries I ️ my strong girls! Take care of yourself #moveyourbody...

05th Mar 2016

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I can't quit you @stitchfix @stitch.fix and a giant mwah to my stylist @camskally You hit it every time!

04th Mar 2016

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Teaser with push through bar on the Cadillac! These beauties always impress me. They are determined and consistent. #perseverance #cadillac #pilates #pilatescadillac #teaser #absallday #gracefulpilates

29th Feb 2016

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Hi everyone! I really hope everyone continued on without me. If you did you should be ready for a 5 minute plank! I was sidelined by a family emergency. I...

22nd Feb 2016

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You could be planking wrong and not even know it! Sidle up to that closet mirror door, check yourself out! It's the only way to find out. Today is DAY...

20th Feb 2016

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Hi guys!! How are you? Give it your all today because tomorrow is NO plank day. Message me, post your plank photo and tag #plankingwithelizabeth do the best you can....