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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21st Apr 2015

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Day 20 = 2.5 minute plant! Jis gettin' or plankin' on before bed @mermaidnorcal !! Get er done kids!! #gracefulpilates #pilates #wearegoodtogether #teamplank #getit!!

19th Apr 2015

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Day 18 = 2.5 minutes. Are ya with me!? Look, my hair stood on end when I realized our time bumped by 30 seconds! Lol #gracefulpilates #wegotthis #teamplank #bettertogether #peacemyfriends

18th Apr 2015

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Loving my #newhaircolor @elizabeth_styling Thanks bunches

16th Apr 2015

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DAY 16 = 2 minute plank. Plucking and Planking? This could become a •thing•, no? Give me a shout! How's everyone feeling? I'm sore, but loving this challenge. #gracefulpilates #pluckandplank...

16th Apr 2015

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DAY 15 = 2 minute plank. How is everyone feeling? I'm a little sore in my pecs. Good idea to stretch your arms behind your back after the plank. Go...

15th Apr 2015

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DAY 14 = 1.5 minute plank. Kids, I'm so late to the game today. Hopefully you viewed the #Aprilplankchallenge calendar and knew what to do. How you doing with holding...

13th Apr 2015

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DAY 13 = 1.5 minute plank! Let's do it! Here we have @jodiecorliss giving it her all planking with feet in #TRX straps! More challenging. Since the planks are only...

12th Apr 2015

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Happy Sunday kids! I have 2 spaces available in my 10am Pilates class at the Livermore Valley Tennis Club tomorrow. You do not need to be a member. Class is...