“Ever wonder why you get your best ideas in the shower or on the treadmill? You’re more likely to have an aha! moment when you let your mind wander than when you focus intensely on a problem. Next time you’re stumped, move on to a something else for a bit and let the solution come to you naturally.” — SELF Magazine
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Let me tell you — Pilates is some tough stuff. I did a workout two days ago, and my core, leg and everything muscles are still sore. In case you have been following along with my Pilates series for Her Active Life, I want to let you know the last two parts of the series are now available: a beginner’s workout, and then how to advance the exercises. These two offer up the good stuff — descriptions of the movements and how to achieve a long, lean Pilates body.
Enjoy, and Happy Friday!
If you enjoyed the first part of the Pilates series I am working on for Her Active Life, take a little time to check out Part II today! Pilates is an awesome form of exercise that has taught me so much about body awareness and understanding my core. The second part of my series will explain to you some of the fundamental exercises to get you started with understanding Pilates.
And while you are at it, here are some awesome beginners Pilates resources that will get you looking long and lean in no time! :
*Classical Pilates Technique – The Complete Mat Workout Series — This DVD rocks my socks because it includes every level of the Pilates mat workout — all the way from fundamentals to advanced!
*The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening, and Toning Your Body — Without Machines by Brooke Siler — In this book, Siler, the owner of re:Ab Pilates studios, takes readers through each mat exercise, providing them with helpful tips and illustrations that make the movements easier to understand. Siler trained with Romana Kryzanowska, the oldest living protégé of Joseph Pilates.
*A Pilates’ Primer: The Millenium Edition — Return to Your Life Through Contrology and Your Health by Joseph Pilates and William J. Miller (with introduction by Judd Robbins) — An introduction to Pilates by the creator and master himself — Joseph Pilates! Need I say more?!