Meredith Rogers – Breath Awareness Mat (45 mins) – Level 2

Description

Use the Magic Circle as an exclamation for your breath in this Mat class by Meredith Rogers. She is following up on a class she taught at Momentum Fest, in Colorado in June 2018, to show how you can use breath to bring awareness to the center of the body. She flows through the class, including variations to Roll Over, Side Kicks, and so much more!

What You’ll Need: Mat, Magic Circle

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Amy Havens – Spinal Articulation Tower (40 mins) – Level 2/3

Description

Allow the assistance from the springs to help you in your movements in this Tower workout by Amy Havens. She focuses on spinal articulation, trying to bring fluidity into each exercise. She also works on the communication between your body and the springs so that you can use the equipment to deepen the connection your body.

What You’ll Need: Tower

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Karen Clippinger – Core Stability Mat (55 mins) – Level 2/3

Description

Focus on core stability in this challenging Mat workout with Karen Clippinger. She teaches exercises that test your balance so you can work on training the proprioceptive system to recover in the way that we need to do functional movements. She encourages you to work at the edge where you can really challenge your balance so you can build strength in your whole body.

What You’ll Need: Mat, Fitness Ball, Theraband

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Erika Quest – Fall Prevention Strategies (20 mins) – Level N/A

Description

According to the National Council on Aging, the risk of falling is 25% after the age of 65. Because this is a major topic for everyone, Erika Quest shares exercises that will improve balance and dorsiflexion to help you feel more stable and secure. These simple strategies and games will help with fall prevention, reaction time, and the ability to catch yourself so you can successfully move through your activities of daily life.

What You’ll Need: Mat, Theraband

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Sarah Bertucelli – Playing with Movement (15 mins) – Level N/A

Why should we play with Pilates? In this tutorial that continues on from her Pilates Play Challenge, Sarah Bertucelli gives a few reasons why playing with movement and different concepts have helped her find a deeper connection to her body. She shows ways to help you feel the connection to your abdominals and hamstrings in the Roll Up so that you can perform it a little more fluidly.

Try Sarah’s playlist of classes where she finds the balance between play and straightforward Pilates.

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Karen Clippinger – Mat for Dancers (75 mins) – Level 2

Description

You will work on stretching and strengthening your body with this Mat workout by Karen Clippinger. She is joined by professional dancers, Lauren and Kyle, who help demonstrate the beautiful strength and range that we want to see in each movement. She includes exercises that will help improve extension for dancers so they can get their legs higher while maintaining correct alignment.

What You’ll Need: Mat, Theraband

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Jared Kaplan – Moving Environments Reformer (40 mins) – Level 2

Description

Learn how you can connect to the moving environment of the Reformer in this workout by Jared Kaplan. He starts with a warmup on the Mat, to help you get a sense of your body in space. He then moves on to the Reformer, adding in a Triadball and Kneeling work so that you can use the input from the apparatus throughout the rest of your body.

What You’ll Need: Reformer, Mat, Triadball, Pilates Pole

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Kathryn Ross-Nash – Foundational Mat 8 (30 mins) – Level 2

Description

Focus on fluidity in this Mat workout with Kathryn Ross-Nash. This is the final class in her series that takes you from the foundational level to the core level Mat work. She takes the work that you did in the previous classes and adds the challenge of moving in different planes of action. The dynamic and energetic movements will help you feel a two-way stretch in every exercise.

What You’ll Need: Mat, Pilates Pole

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Jared Kaplan – Hip Hinge (25 mins) – Level N/A

Description

One of the most functional things we need is input from the ground that we can take through the rest of our bodies. In this tutorial, Jared Kaplan talks you through a simple series he designed to look at how to stimulate the feet through the pelvis and out the spine. He shows the progression from an unsteady environment to a closed chained environment and also demonstrates how this concept relates to the apparatus.

What You’ll Need: Cadillac, Wunda Chair, Reformer, Half Roller

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