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Healing with Pilates: Starting with the Psoas

Zayna Gold brings you therapeutic movement on and off the apparatus. Join her for an amazing psoas stretch that just about anyone on the planet can benefit from!

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Retraction of Scapula and Abduction of Elbows

This exercise was taken from “Moves of the Month: for Archery!” in the Pilates Style May/June 2017 issue. By Tamara VanVranken • Photos taken by Ginger Bruner at Impact Archery Las Vegas PROP: none PURPOSE: strengthens the back and deltoids SETUP: Stand with your feet wider than your hips (or sit tall on your sit […]

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Leg Pull Down

Joy Karley helps you get more out of it. (Click on image to enlarge)     Joy Karley, MA, PMA-CPT, holds a master’s degree in biomechanics and athletic training, and a bachelor’s in dance and physical education. Her background also includes extensive training in classical ballet, jazz, tap, Latin and theater dance, as well as […]

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Fixing 40 and Beyond

For many, the big 4-0, and the new body that comes with it, can be a wakeup call to step the self-care up a notch. Start with this quickie mat series to better your posture, increase core strength and boost shoulder stability, so you can face 50 fearlessly. By Ellen Barrett • Edited by Amanda […]

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Hit Your Stride

The CoreAlign challenges you to explore practical and functional movement and find a better way to stand, walk, squat and rotate. Step right up! By James Crader • Edited by Amanda Altman

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Refine Your Spine

If you’re not integrating the Spine Corrector into your workouts, your missing out on nurturing one of the most foundational aspects of Pilates: your spinal articulation. Kyria Sabin Waugaman, the program director of Fletcher Pilates, shares some of the most valuable work for helping the spine become stronger, more flexible and more articulate, as taught […]

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Slaying It In the Studio

Battling back pain as the result of scoliosis, actress Sarah Michelle Gellar turned to Pilates and has never looked back. The multitasking mom of two and cofounder of Foodstirs, an organic baking kit and subscription company, doesn’t let her busy life get in the way of her practice. Here, the former Buffy the Vampire Slayer […]

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