Tired of feeling out of shape, constantly tired and living with pain…the solution is simple, start moving!!! Pilates is a great way to jump start your “Wellness.” Wellness is defined as the quality of being healthy in body and mind, especially as the result of a deliberate effort. Achieving Wellness is quite simple if you follow the tips below:
With so many fitness methods out there, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hype and lost along the way trying to choose the right one for you. Sometimes I get frustrated (and okay a little lazy) and end up spending money on a machine for home that becomes a dust collector and gets in the way because no, it didn’t easily store under the bed or in the closet as promised… (Ever notice how in infomercials the person easily and happily slides the machinery under their uncluttered bed that is also like 2 feet above the floor? Umm- not happening.) Anyway, I knew post New Year’s I needed more of a challenge and wanted to do something that was motivating but not super intense to start. I was never big into fitness, but I do enjoy a little cardio once in a while or even yoga. I then made the decision to take a Pilates class
Pilates Anytime is a great resource for students and instructors alike. There are a variety of classes including Wunda Chair, Reformer and Cadillac apparatus classes. Not just mat classes here! You can even search for classes by teacher. For the days when you just can’t make it into the studio, Pilates Anytime is the solution. For just $18 per month, these classes are a great supplement to your Pilates practice.
Beginners really have something to be excited about! Niedra Gabriel has created a ten part beginner series for Pilates Anytime. It is for absolute beginners and it even has a Basic Pilates Mat Booklet.
Niedra Gabriel has over 25 years of International experience teaching Pilates in Israel, England, New York, Los Angeles and St Lucia to name a few. Niedra recently moved to Ojai after living and teaching Pilates in St Lucia for three years. Prior to that, Niedra ran a private studio in Hollywood and was the West Coast Teacher Trainer for Power Pilates, NYC. Today, she teaches continuing education workshops for teachers and is a popular guest teacher. Outside of Pilates, Niedra is an avid promoter of the Raw Food lifestyle, a yoga teacher and a trapeze artist.
Visit http://www.pilatesanytime.com/ to try Niedra Gabriel’s ten part beginner’s series.
Tomorrow is Pilates Day! Pilates-Pro wants to know what you are doing to celebrate this Saturday, May 7th. We will share our workouts with you and want to know how you celebrate. What kinds of cool classes will you take – A class in a park? On a beach? With your dog? We want to know. Send us your stories and photos to email@example.com . Happy Hundreds!
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SELF Magazine is back again with their Workout in the Park. This outdoor health and wellness event encourages women of all ages to join the fun with a transformative total-body experience that brings the pages of SELFto life and puts attendees in the center of the action with a day of invigorating exercise, beauty consultations, style savvy, nutritional know-how, and exclusive freebies and giveaways.
SELF has added a new city to its roster this year, San Francisco, which will kick off the events on April 30, 2011, followed by New York on May 7, 2011 and Chicago on May 21, 2011.
For one day, on April 18th, SELF is giving each person who purchases a Workout in the Park ticket a special WIP Starter Kit including a limited edition SELF notebook and water bottle. Record your progress, track your calories and stay hydrated!
Those who snag tickets will be treated to a day of fun and fitness with an added bonus with special celebrity guest appearances! Alison Sweeney, host of The Biggest Loser and author of “The Mommy Diet” will be the special guest at the San Francisco and Chicago Workout in the Park events. Also new for 2011, and exclusively at Workout in the Park in New York, special guest emcee Danielle Monaro from Z100’s Elvis Duran and The Morning Show will host the day’s festivities and get the crowd pumped.
Check out the schedule for the “Quit Zone” to take advantage of short Pilates mat classes. Join other women excited about fitness at this unique event.
Hope to see you there!
SELF Magazine Workout in the Park
San Francisco (Little Marina Green): April 30, 2011
New York (Rumsey Playfield, Central Park): May 7, 2011
Chicago (Butler Field, Grant Park): May 21, 2011
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., rain or shine
Tickets for SELF magazine Workout in the Park are $20 and can be purchased in advance of the event at www.SELFWorkoutinthePark.com.
Are you looking for a guide to the anatomy behind Pilates? Something straight forward and well illustrated? Look no further than Pilates Anatomy by Rael Isacowitz and Karen Clippinger.
Pilates Anatomy, published by Human Kinetics, offers a detailed and comprehensive look at the muscle work behind Pilates exercises. The introduction contains a comprehensive discussion of the six principles of Pilates and focuses on breath. A deep understanding of breathing technique is important for new teachers to understand in order to better educate clients. Pilates Anatomy presents 45 exercises detailed with illustrations, description of targeted and accompanying muscles, choreography, and cueing. The cueing is what sets this book apart from other anatomy books.
This book is very easy to follow and is perfect for new instructors and a great reference tool for seasoned instructors. Students looking to more fully understand and appreciate their practice of Pilates will not find Pilates Anatomy intimidating but empowers. It can be difficult to give reading recommendations to student due to the technical nature of most anatomy books. Pilates Anatomy can be purchased at most major retailers and retails at only $19.95.
Pick up your own copy of Pilates Anatomy and embrace your Pilates journey, as teacher or student.