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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30th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 16 = 1min 20secIt’s getting good now!! I did my plank today on my reformer, on forearms and with my dog’s tailI hope you enjoyed. I hope you’re doing it with me. Post a pic of yourself planking anywhere and hashtag lizziesplankchallenge I would love to see you! #power people #powerinnumbers #plank #planking #planks and let’s remind ourselves…what do planks improve? #abs #glutes #butt #thighs #neck #mood #posture #back in a #nutshell planks work it all Love to you all

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 16 = 1min 20secIt’s getting good now!! I did my plank today on my reformer, on forearms and with my dog’s tailI hope you enjoyed. I hope you’re...

28th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 14 = 1min20secThis got me! Maybe cause I already worked out this morning. Plus I had mama on my back really weighing me down 🐓 Whatevs. All I know is I was yelling at the camera man ‘how much time is left️’ My chicks said to say hello 🏼 I sure hope those of you who thought you’d wait till I got to a minute have started😬. I really want us all to make it to 3 minutes, and I’m already questioning whether I can🤔 Tomorrow we rest 😴See you Monday!!#plank #plankplan #planking #planks #plankworkout #plankpose #plankinglikeaboss #plankaday #plankitout #plankster #gracefulpilates www.gracefulpilates.com

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 14 = 1min20secThis got me! Maybe cause I already worked out this morning. Plus I had mama on my back really weighing me down 🐓 Whatevs. All I...

28th Apr 2018

Don’t you love your first work out with your fresh kicks!? #newshoes #freshkicks

Don’t you love your first work out with your fresh kicks!? #newshoes #freshkicks

28th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 13 = 1min10sec Did you think I forgot️ Never my beauty’s. I am here for you %. How you feeling? We’re over a minute now…I felt a little winded….it’s all good. I’m excited to see this through!Good night my loves #plank #planking #plankchallenge #getitdone #nightplank #gracefulpilates gracefulpilates.com #livermore #blowkisses

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 13 = 1min10sec Did you think I forgot️ Never my beauty’s. I am here for you %. How you feeling? We’re over a minute now…I felt a little...

27th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 12 – 1 minAnd so @brittdaley and I were “plank shamed” yesterday. It was said that forearm planks are hard and doing planks up on our hands is easy? I think any plank is a challenge. But what do YOU guys think? Which is hardest and why? Hands vs forearms?#planking #plank #shamed #plankshamed #planksarehard #core #powerhouse #glutes #neckstrength #upperbodyworkout #planklove #plankgirl gracefulpilates.com #gracefulpilates #livermore

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 12 – 1 minAnd so @brittdaley and I were “plank shamed” yesterday. It was said that forearm planks are hard and doing planks up on our hands is...

26th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 11 – 1 min MINUTEThis is me and my sweetie Britt. We nailed it! It felt good to be capable. We had so much fun together as you can see. I hope you’re out there doing your thang!! Don’t be shy – right now – get down on it and do that plank! Please 🏼. Pretty please with a on top Yes️ Planks done consistently improve mood. So if you’re sitting there going ‘screw that I’m not doing it’….then you might wanna think twice 😇. No judgment, just sayin’, might help:). Love ya #plankitout #doit #plank #planking #plankchallenge #1minute #youcandoit #justbelieve #attitudeadjustment #improvesmood #greatposture

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 11 – 1 min MINUTEThis is me and my sweetie Britt. We nailed it! It felt good to be capable. We had so much fun together as you...

25th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge Guess what today is️ Today is the ONE MINUTE plank day . I’m so excited we made it here. Vid to follow… #plank #plankchallenge #perfectplank #alignment #abs #glutes #quads

#lizziesplankchallenge Guess what today is️ Today is the ONE MINUTE plank day . I’m so excited we made it here. Vid to follow… #plank #plankchallenge #perfectplank #alignment #abs #glutes #quads

24th Apr 2018

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 9 = 50 secSo this was an upside down plank for me 🙃 but my son and I had a lot of fun doing it. On our first take I asked him to bend down and kiss me, it was literally so hard on me that I chucked him off. He went flying. No one was hurt. But he wouldn’t let me post that one🙄. You would have pissed yourself laughing. Anyhoo, what you see is our final 50 second take. Hope you enjoy. And I hope you’re still in it!! It’s gettin’ good now. Tomorrow is a rest day. Take it. Cause the next time is pivotal- ONE MINUTE. Remember that episode of Friends where Ross says Pivot, Pivot, PIVOT!!! Lol. Sorry, I digress Anyhoo – see ya in a couple days. Rest up #plankchallenge #plank #planking #oneminuteplank #comingsoon #pilates #fullbody #fullbodyworkout gracefulpilates.com

#lizziesplankchallenge DAY 9 = 50 secSo this was an upside down plank for me 🙃 but my son and I had a lot of fun doing it. On our first...