Pilates Basics May 18, 2017

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    Pilates has been around for centuries, and was originally designed to assist dancers with rehabilitation of injuries. This exercise system targets muscles that support the core. Pilates for Beginners introduces fundamental movements that teach us how to work from the core outward.

    Whether you are new to exercise, new to Pilates, or someone who is trying to get back to the basics, incorporating this Pilates class into your weekly repertoire is an excellent choice.

    Here's what people said about “Pilates Basics May 18, 2017”


    MM2017 Perfect class for a sore body and because pilates is always hard for me anyway. thank you for this!

    Heather, Pilates IS hard. For me too! I need to do more of it and teaching today’s class reminded me that. It also reminded how much I love the challenge. Thank you!

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    Tried something new. Felt great after this. Excellent instruction Carolyn – some tough moves for the core! 😁

    great class! Happy to see a new pilates class! I have a lot of trouble maintaining straight posture on the spinal twist moves-even with bent knees. Any tips?

    Sometimes if you move your legs to a table top position it can help your alignment. Play with your feet position alittle bit to find comfort first. If something hurts you tho or uncomfortable (pain) don’t do it. There are always alternative movements for everything.

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    MM2017 Love this class! perfect recovery option for sore muscles! Pilates always reminds me how much more I need to work to strengthen my core too.

    Right??!! Obviously we all lot to spin with SS on Demand but I am tellin ya, it is so important to stretch and move your body in different ways on a daily basis so we create and maintain balance. Hard work is always going to get you closer to where you need to be physically and mentally. Pilates is no joke. Even tho it is a slow place, it doesn’t mean it’s easy but it is great for recovery too.

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    Done. Thank you Carolyn. This is an excellent end to my workout. My whole body feels good after this class.

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    Not sure how I missed this one it was great can we have a part 2 please Carolyn! Fab instruction as usual having a recovery day today so was perfect!!

    Drive top 25! This was my first pilates class and I loved it! It was exactly what this sore body needed today. Will definitely come back for more. Thanks Carolyn!

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    Hell Week! Started it off right with a 50 min spin followed by this great core and stretch class. Got my double day done!

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    Hell week #3. Thanks Carolyn. Great beginning Pilates class. I’m trying to incorporate more stretching into my workouts so this was wonderful. Love your style.

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    HELL WEEK #10 Last day of Hell week and this class and my Cat’s recovery class were cherries on top. Thanks Guys

    Hell week! Day 5 /5 , workout 6/6. Really needed this today after my double day yesterday. It felt nice to challenge myself while getting a good stretch in st same time. Will add this to my rotation!

    Hell week double day 6/6. Yippee. Did it and so enjoyed the Pilates class. It was good to be reminded of the basics.
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    SSNY2018 – This may be my new favorite way to end a week! I am new to Pilates, but I loved it and feel so wonderful! Thanks for introducing me to something new, I am definitely going to make it part of my regular routine!