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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10th Aug 2018

Please welcome our new family member, my new host son @nknksk_0725 Kosuke. He arrived on Wednesday and is settling in. He is from #japan and will be attending #granadahighschool as a senior with us.Say hi 🏼Give us some good ideas of places to visit with Kosuke 🤗We feel so privileged to have him join our family🏼 #makeyourownkindoffamily #happy #joy #goodwill #family #love #broadenyourhorizons

Please welcome our new family member, my new host son @nknksk_0725 Kosuke. He arrived on Wednesday and is settling in. He is from #japan and will be attending #granadahighschool as...

04th Aug 2018

Oooooh….yummy back stretch. Lately I’ve seen so many of my clients stiff in extensions. It’s so important to practice our different range of motions of our spine 🤸🏼‍♀️ #pilates #extension #stretch #rangeofmotion #spine #spinehealthwww.gracefulpilates.com #livermorevalley

Oooooh….yummy back stretch. Lately I’ve seen so many of my clients stiff in extensions. It’s so important to practice our different range of motions of our spine 🤸🏼‍♀️ #pilates #extension...

23rd Jul 2018

My client had just slipped on the reformer while trying a new move and she wanted to try it again. KayLee 🐕 immediately jumped on the reformer and would not let her back on. KayLee was worried she’d get hurt and was ‘saving’ her.Here’s my client trying to coax her off the #reformer #dog #doglover #sweetkaylee #pilates #gracefupilates #livermore

My client had just slipped on the reformer while trying a new move and she wanted to try it again. KayLee 🐕 immediately jumped on the reformer and would not...

14th Jul 2018
#view today after a 4 mile  #walk

#view today after a 4 mile #walk

#view today after a 4 mile #walk

10th Jul 2018

Mail!Excited to see if this really works. Any feedback out there? #smoothskin #goals

Mail!Excited to see if this really works. Any feedback out there? #smoothskin #goals

10th Jul 2018

Front splits on the reformer!! Way to get er done Betsy. You look great, especially that smile one your face. This is not an easy move, good job.#pilates #reformer #frontsplits #poleassist #smile #happy #gracefulpilates.com

Front splits on the reformer!! Way to get er done Betsy. You look great, especially that smile one your face. This is not an easy move, good job.#pilates #reformer #frontsplits...

02nd Jul 2018

My girl Lynny getting her gorgeous stretch on! She’s like a pretzel. Don’t give up out there! Achieve your goals! Lynn wasn’t always a pretzel like this. But she stuck with Pilates and her progress has been amazing and fun to watch! Xx #pilates #reformer #stretch #release #breathe

My girl Lynny getting her gorgeous stretch on! She’s like a pretzel. Don’t give up out there! Achieve your goals! Lynn wasn’t always a pretzel like this. But she stuck...

27th Jun 2018

#chooselove #love #☮️ # @gracefulpilates #gracefulpilates

#chooselove #love #☮️ # @gracefulpilates #gracefulpilates