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29 03, 2018

5 ACTIVEWEAR BRANDS THAT I LIKE

By | 2018-03-29T15:47:52+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: fashion, fitness|0 Comments

One of the advantages of teaching Pilates it’s the fact that I have a good reason to shop for activewear clothes. Here in California there are so many different brands that you can buy at good prices too. Excluding popular brands like Nike, Adidas, Athleta..there are some brands that are known especially in the Yoga, Pilates and Barre practitioners. So, I am going to list some names here and why I have chosen them. 1- FREDDY  www.freddy.com/us_en/ Every time I [...]

8 03, 2018

PILATES FOR EVERYBODY

By | 2018-03-08T20:43:06+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Categories: fitness|0 Comments

Pilates for everybody was Joseph Pilates’ dream, who unfortunately didn’t have the chance to see that now is a reality. A lot of things have changed since the ’50s, today the Pilates method is practiced by a multitude of different people. It’s established that people need to exercise to maintain a good mind-body balance. Swim, dance, crossfit, gym, Pilates..all is good. So, why choose Pilates? First, Pilates is a great complimentary discipline, it is an efficient and complete workout, that [...]

6 11, 2017

GETTING TO KNOW THE PILATES METHOD: A BOOK SUGGESTION

By | 2018-01-04T18:09:56+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: fitness|0 Comments

Before I became a professional Pilates instructor, Mat Pilates was my conditioning workout when I was still dancing. It was the perfect warm up and my body was ready for bigger and stronger movements without incurring in cramps etc.. Mat Pilates was not only my training before dance but as I started to become more and more passionate about it for its efficiency, I kept practicing on my own during vacations or weekends, so it became my routine. Sometimes it [...]

6 11, 2017

YOGA AND PILATES: A COMPARISON

By | 2018-01-04T18:10:11+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: fitness|0 Comments

How many times Pilates teachers or Pilates practitioners have to answer this question: Is Pilates like Yoga? Of course not. Even in California, the fitness land, there are still people that don't know what’s Pilates and especially that can be done also with machines. The majority of the gyms offer classes of Yoga, Pilates etc.. so even if you have never practiced Pilates in a studio, it’s possibile that you have taken a Mat Pilates class, but still somehow there’s [...]

6 11, 2017

BEST POSE YOU CAN DO AFTER LONG HOURS TRAVEL

By | 2017-11-06T03:04:54+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: fitness|0 Comments

When I take Hatha Yoga, it reminds me how important it is not only to work out but also to lenghten your body. After a long flight my hips are usually screaming at me. Sitting for long hours make your hip flexors shorter and shorter and your lumbar spine compressed so that you don't feel anymore your natural spine curvature. One of the suggested pose from the tYoga teacher that you can do is a backbend position like the Supported [...]

6 11, 2017

MY FAVORITE PILATES PROPS

By | 2018-01-04T18:10:24+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: fitness|0 Comments

Props are incredible helpful to challenge or facilitate an exercise. Sometimes it’s fun to discover how your body reacts when you add a prop into the equation. 1 THERABANDS Lot of therabands, different strength and colors: inexpensive and space savings. The only thing is to watch out for the heat, keep them out from source of heat. The theraband can be a facilitator with some exercises, but it’s amazing to tone arms and legs. My favorite exercise with the Theraband [...]

3 11, 2017

RETURN TO EXERCISE AFTER A BREAK

By | 2018-01-04T18:10:43+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: fitness|Tags: |0 Comments

Often people that exercises might get injured, regardless of the type of physical activity. Time ago I stretched the posterior tibialis (calf muscles) during a Barre class. Considering that even the minor injury is annoying but if you add fever and sore throat, it gets’ really annoying. Especially after debilitating influence, your body becomes your worst enemy. How to get back in the game quickly? The recovery is always difficult and frustrating because you lose days, weeks and you lose [...]

3 11, 2017

PILATES IS EVERYWHERE

By | 2018-01-04T18:11:02+00:00 November 3rd, 2017|Categories: fitness|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

I know it’s a strange title..I was reading an article from Elle magazine about the actress Jennifer Lawrence's workout during the shooting of one of the movie of X-men saga. Well, assuming that Jennifer Lawrence did this workout, the article promotes the method "the Feel good plan" which is therefore one ensemble of common sense rules such as: start your day with a walk/run outside of 20-30 min, 15 min of gluteus and legs routine, stretching should be part of [...]