Ruth Alpert – Mechanics of the Foot (20 mins) – Level N/A

What You’ll Need:

No props needed

Learn about the mechanics of your feet in this tutorial with Ruth Alpert. She shares simple ways to get the spring back in your feet so they can be more alive and tuned in. She also offers interesting facts about your feet so that you will be inspired to take better care of them.

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Jul 06, 2017

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Jenna Zaffino – Creative Reformer Flow (45 mins) – Level 2

It is always important to draw inspiration from different places to help keep your Pilates practice fresh. In this Reformer workout with Jenna Zaffino, she takes her inspiration from one of her favorite musicals. She flows through different variations and progressions using minimal spring changes to keep the class moving. By the end of the class you will feel new, liberated, and amazing!

Jenna encourages you to guess the musical she is using as inspiration. Leave a comment below with your guess.

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Amy Havens – Reformer/Tower Circuit (45 mins) – Level 2

What You’ll Need:

Reformer/Tower, Jump Board

Play with energy and quality changes in this Reformer/Tower workout by Amy Havens. She starts right away with jumping on the Jump Board to get you into your body and then switches off between these dynamic movements and the controlled movements on the Tower. She encourages you to think about how you can move the springs with your body so you work with more precision and control.

Jul 03, 2017

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Debora Kolwey – Benefits of Partnering (15 mins) – Level N/A

What You’ll Need:

Mat, Pilates Pole

Look at the benefits of partnering in Pilates with this quick tutorial by Debora Kolwey. She uses a few examples on the Mat to show how these techniques can help to pick someone out of tension or tightness that may be preventing them from doing a movement. If we can release our habitual patterns, we start to see the potential of how the exercise should feel which helps improve our practice.

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Jul 02, 2017

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Brent Anderson – Alignment, Load, and Tempo (Custom mins) – Level N/A

Join Dr. Brent Anderson in his workshop that looks at three powerful tools found in Pilates: alignment, load, and velocity. He looks at how we can facilitate the acquisition of movement with greater ease and how we can use these three tools to understand what we want to experience. By working on this, we will be able to improve movement efficiency, improve energy conservation, increase the ability to participate, and improve happiness.

Objectives
Through alignment, load, and tempo, participants will be able to :

– Increase efficiency of movement

– Improve the spontaneous ability to participate in life fully

– Increase the ease in movement

– Understand the appropriate amounts of energy necessary to move successfully

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Cara Reeser – All Star Mat (30 mins) – Level 2/3

Get ready to have fun in this challenging workout with the Fitness Ball by Cara Reeser. She is joined by Amy Havens and Meredith Rogers for this all star class that is designed to make you work hard! All of the proceeds for this class will be donated to Girls Inc., so Cara encourages you to repeat it so you can really nail the difficult exercises that may be new to you!

Mission statement for Girls Inc:
Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold through life-changing programs and experiences that help girls navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. Girls Inc. provides more than 138,000 girls across the U.S. and Canada with life-changing experiences and real solutions to the unique issues girls face, particularly girls from low income communities. Girls Inc. gives girls the right tools and support to succeed, including trained professionals who mentor and guide them in a safe, girls-only environment, peers who share their drive and aspirations, and research-based programming. At Girls Inc., girls learn to set and achieve goals, boldly confront challenges, resist peer pressure, see college as attainable, and explore nontraditional fields. Major programs address math and science education, pregnancy, drug. and violence prevention, media literacy, adolescent health and sports participation.

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Debora Kolwey – Long Stretch Series (15 mins) – Level N/A

What You’ll Need:

Reformer

Play with how the body moves and flows through the Long Stretch Series in this tutorial with Debora Kolwey. She breaks down some of the fundamental skills so you can see how they naturally progress through the series. She also invites you to explore how rich this material is rather than just being separate exercises.

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Jun 25, 2017

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