A barre class uses ballet-inspired exercises in combination with movements found in Pilates, dance, and strength training. In these classes, you will use a barre, just like a ballet dancer, for balance as you perform small isolated movements to fatigue the muscles.
Polestar Pilates is a science-based, holistic approach to health that recognizes each person physically, psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually. It proudly declares its mission to reduce disease, enhance vitality, and increase the critical mass of healthy, peaceful people in the world.
Here are six movements you can do every day for a full-body Pilates workout.
During my first and second pregnancy, my babies were “head down” by the third trimester without any major effort on my part (so I thought). The experience of my first birth and my second birth were worlds apart. My first birth was a record for a first-time mom. My oldest daughter arrived with such speed even our birth team was surprised.
Some are calling rebounding the ultimate exercise for the new millennium and here's why. Rebounding is one of the best and most efficient exercises. This low impact workout boosts energy levels, stimulates the lymphatic and immune system, tones muscles, improves cardiovascular capacity, oxygenates the blood, stimulates lymphatic movement, and helps you lose weight.
Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. As of 2005, there are 11 million people who practice the discipline regularly and 14,000 instructors in the United States.
Pelvic floor health is important for many bodily functions including the bowels, bladder and sexual health. It can become noticeably weakened or affected in women after childbearing and during the postmenopausal years.
This article isn’t just for the elite athlete, although it will definitely apply to them. Regardless of your age or current activity level, you can optimize your physical strength, stamina and endurance. There are cultures throughout the world that are active well past the century mark, and you can do the same by aligning with God's design of the human body and using the foods, herbs and medicines He so graciously offers to us.
This story and countless more like it are the reason Spirit of Health has opened the Whole Pilates Studio. The studio provides a place for safe healing movement to occur for every individual, no matter their activity level. We believe that the integration of total body movement with whole body health can bring about improved alignment and vitality for each individual.