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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08th Apr 2015

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DAY 8 = 45 second plank. How we doing? The time is increasing..are you feeling a little shaky? That's normal. #gettingstronger . This pic demonstrates a great and challenging add...

08th Apr 2015

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Hello Bay Area!! Mark your calendars for a fun weekend! Lunch in Berkeley, Ca with stellar people who know nutrition (maybe stop by @Lululemon Berkeley, just sayin'). Followed by some...

07th Apr 2015

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DAY 7 = 45 second plank! Here are my peeps getting their plank on! Shoot for doing a 45 second plank 3 different times throughout the day! Tense your body...

06th Apr 2015

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DAY 6 = 30 second plank! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We'll be gearing up this week to meet our 1 minute plank. Whoop whoop!! After your...

05th Apr 2015

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Happy Easter!!! It's a #plankfreeday go for a nice walk after your Easter meal today. #Gracefulpilates #peace #joy #health #happiness #family #love #selflove #getit

04th Apr 2015

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DAY 4 = 30 second plank! Follow up with back extension swimming exercise please. Come down from plank onto tummy, arms overhead. Lift chest, arms and legs off ground. Pick...

03rd Apr 2015

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DAY 3 = 30 second plank!! Follow up with #singlelegkick Lay down on your tummy, then lift up on your forearms, tighten your awesome butt cheeks and lift your legs...

02nd Apr 2015

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DAY 2 = 20 second plank! Hi guys, after planking it out, lay down on your tummy and we'll do back extension. Stack one hand on top of the other,...