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Pilates Exercise: The Bridge

By Cassidy Moore | January 7, 2019

Time for The Bridge! Original post, 1/18/2019 – Updated 1/7/2019 The Bridge is a great chain exercise that engages your abs, glutes, hips, and lower back. This exercise builds muscle, boosts your flexibility, and can be easily incorporated into any routine. With many of the benefits being similar to a squat, this is yet another plus of…

Cat-Cow Pilates Exercise

By Cassidy Moore | December 11, 2018

Alright, today we’re going to be doing Cat-Cow! This is a great stretch for the spine, also engages the abdominals, and works our quadruped position. Benefits of the Cat-Cow Pilates Exercise • Eases back, shoulder, and neck pain. • Revitalizes the spine by loosening muscles and increasing flexibility. • Allows you to really focus on breath to…

dynamic inner thigh stretch

Dynamic Inner Thigh Stretch

By Cassidy Moore | November 12, 2018

All right, today we’re going to be doing a dynamic inner thigh stretch, which can help open up the hips and increase hamstring flexibility. Pilates Stretch: Dynamic Inner Thigh Stretch Your hips are the center of every major movement you make. They are a very key component to your main core, which is why it…

Toes and Front of Foot Stretch

Toes and Front of Foot Stretch

By Cassidy Moore | October 8, 2018

Take care of your toes and feet Each of your feet (and toes) have a lot of moving parts—so it’s no surprise that there are also countless problems that can come along with them. Movements that improve range of motion, such as the toes and foot stretch below, can help in a number of ways:…

A Great and Simple Stretch for the Chest!

By Cassidy Moore | July 17, 2018

This is a great stretch for the chest to counter all the hunching over we do all day long, at our desks. When you get up for your ‘water’ break, add in this stretch, it can help relieve that uncomfortable feeling in your back, neck and shoulders. This video has not been modified for injury…

Pilates Exercise: Modified Deep Squat

By Cassidy Moore | July 10, 2018

We are going to work on our deep squat because it works the whole body and builds whole body co-ordination. If you are in any acute pain, you want to skip this exercise. This video has not been modified for injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. Okay.…

Pilates Exercise: The Modified Push Up

By Cassidy Moore | July 3, 2018

We’re going to be doing the modified push up, a whole body exercise. I suggest you skip this exercise if you are in any acute pain. This video has not been modified for injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. If you want to build up the structure, strength…

Pilates Exercise: Modified Inline Lunge

By Cassidy Moore | June 26, 2018

Time to open up our hips with the modified inline lunge! A modified version of an exercise I learned from Tom McCook. Thanks Tom. This video has not been modified for injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any fitness routine. Common contraindications for this exercise would be acute glute or…

Pilates Exercise: Modified Hundreds

By Cassidy Moore | June 19, 2018

We’re going to be doing modified hundreds. It’s all about the core! This video has not been modified for injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. You want to skip this exercise if you are in acute pain in your back or neck. In this version, we’re going…

Pilates Exercise: Modified Deep Squat Pt. 1

By Cassidy Moore | June 12, 2018

Time to work our whole body with the Modified Deep Squat Pt. 1. We will work our ankle, knee and hip mobility as well as strengthen our legs, glutes and abs while opening up our thoracic spine. I learned this from Tom McCook, thanks Tom. This video has not been modified for any injury or…

A Simple Great Stretch for Your Back!

By Cassidy Moore | June 5, 2018

The Mermaid mat exercise is a simple stretch for the sides of the back. This is a great stretch after you have been sitting for a long time, hunched over, at  your desk,  for hours. This video has not been modified for injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any…

Pilates Exercise: Lat Stretch

By Cassidy Moore | May 30, 2018

Time for the lat stretch! This video has not been modified for injury or chronic pain issues. Please talk to your doctor before beginning any exercise routine. You want to skip this exercise if you are in acute pain in your shoulder. When our lats get overly tight, they can actually lock down our shoulder…