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The Feet

The feet are the foundation, support the body’s weight and provide a mobile platform. Although small in size, they carry us through our lives and often mistreated. The structure of the feet is complex and has over 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons that move 33...

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The Wonders of the Wunda Chair

The Wonders of the Wunda Chair

  The Wonders of the Wunda Chair   The Wunda chair (in German – Wunda means wonder) is a powerful piece of equipment that was designed by Joseph Pilates as a portable home exercise machine. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" border_style=""][vc_column_text] Originally, the chair was made for the small New York City apartments...

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THE ELUSIVE BALANCE

The Elusive Balance

  The Elusive Balance   As a Pilates Instructor and a Nutrition Advisor people expect me to live a virtuous, guilt-free life where the only foods that pass my lips are wholesome and nutritious and with only positive and beneficial thoughts buzzing around my head. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" border_style=""][vc_column_text]However, the...

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Chest Lift • Reformer

  Chest Lift • Reformer   Chest lift reformer straps on upper arms is a fun exercise to do. Although the setting requires some preparation, it is definitely worth it! The resistance of the straps on the upper arm helps facilitate deeper connections in the body and therefore...

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Supine Hamstring Curls • Reformer

  The Hamstrings group consist of three muscles the Biceps Femoris, Semimembranosus muscles and Semimembranosus. As this group of muscles run over two joints (knee and hip), these muscles are primarily responsible for the flexion of the knee joint (bending of the knee) as well as assisting the extension of the thigh (moving...

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Body & Flow • body and flow offers outstanding body and mind training programs for the Wellness industry

The Jump Board • Let’s have some fun!

  The work on the jump board will challenge the core, increase the heart rate and improve circulation. Here are some of the differences between a Pilates class on the reformer and one using the jump board: [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_separator type="transparent" border_style=""][vc_column_text] Generally, we challenge...

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The Knee Stretch • Knees Off

  A Pilates program on the mat and Reformer will optimize knee function in terms of strength, flexibility and alignment. To help you understand how to help your knees, it is important to understand the way your knees work. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" border_style=""][vc_column_text] The knee joint is a hinge...

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Body & Flow • body and flow offers outstanding body and mind training programs for the Wellness industry

Mommy & Me • Part II

  In the last mommy and me post the focus was on the baby. now its time to focus on the mommy with exercises to awaken her core, strengthen the legs and hips and tone the arms and shoulder girdle. The time after the birth involves many changes...

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Body & Flow • body and flow offers outstanding body and mind training programs for the Wellness industry

The Pilates Push Up

  The classical advanced Pilates push up is an advanced move that requires a lot core and upper body strength and stability. This exercise is a challenge for the whole body and needs practice in order to perform correctly and safely. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" border_style=""][vc_separator type="transparent" border_style=""][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row"...

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Mommy & Me • Part I

  For both the mom and her baby, exercising together offers many benefits. The  time together increases the bonding, improves the communication between parent and baby  and helps building confidence. Apart from that, there are the physical benefit - mommy and me exercises will help to...

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