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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22nd Jul 2015

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Simple pleasures. #kiteflying #joy

09th Jul 2015

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Hi peeps! We are putting together an evening Pilates class. Located in Livermore, CA. It's a 55 minute class. Reach out if interested as space is limited. Call or text...

04th Jul 2015

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Happy 4th!!! It's so important to dress in things that inspire you for your workout! Check out @lovezuvi today for cute eco friendly Pilates leggings! Today is 15% off when...

23rd Jun 2015

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#teaser on the #pilatescadillac with #pushthroughbar. Great #strength and #form @maloykay visit www.gracefulpilates.com for an appointment. Located in Livermore, California.

22nd Jun 2015

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Happy Father's Day out there! Been in the kitchen all day for my man. Moussaka, recipe courtesy of my mother-in-law. And Burnt Sugar Cake with Custard Cream, recipe from #Sprigandflours....

04th Jun 2015

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Thinking of you today my friend @nicoleleecardin #driedflowers

03rd Jun 2015

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Love, love, love this move. #ABs! All springs on so the #reformer doesn't move. #longbox. One foot under strap. Scoochie to the front edge of the box. Pull free leg...

03rd Jun 2015

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My husband just said I look like a #dork. Really? I'm perplexed. #gracefulpilatesknowsfashion