Pilates with Kierstin! Scissor Kicks

Kierstin Elliott Exercise: Scissor Kicks Set Up: Lying supine on the mat, press your back into the mat, legs in table top with hands behind the head. Execution: Inhale to prep, exhale to curl head to your chest, neck and shoulders off the mat driving your naval closer to spine. Inhale to extend your right …

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MAMA’S 101: Exercise for Post-Partum Mama’s

Hello! Check out our final class in this season's series of Mama's 101, "Exercise for Post-Partum Mamas". This class will be great!  Learn specific exercise tools to help with diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, prolapse, and other common post-partum conditions with PT, Dr. Stephanie Stamas. Come ready to move and feel free to bring your baby! Time …

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Mama’s 101: Recovering After Birth

On September 26th at 1 pm scoop up your baby and join us for our FREE educational seminar hosted by Dr. Joanna Hess as she provides the inside scoop on how to get back to leak free, bulge free movement. Address: Beyond Basics Physical Therapy - Downtown 156 William Street Suite 800 New York, NY …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Split Lunges

Kierstin Elliott Exercise: Split Lunges Set Up: Stand with right foot in front and left in back, hip distance apart. Pelvis should be square to the front. Weight is primarily in the front foot while the back heel is lifted acting as a kickstand. Hinge forward from the hips slightly to maintain neutral pelvis. Execution: …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Abdominal Bracing

Kierstin Elliott, Pilates Instructor   What is it? Abdominal bracing is an activation of the core muscles that help provide support and stability for your trunk. This brace is commonly called upon in almost every single Pilates exercise and is essential for building tone within the deep and superficial layers of the core. Let me …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Skater

Kierstin Elliot, Pilates Instructor Exercise: Skater Set Up: Stand with one foot on the platform and one foot on the carriage, keeping your feet parallel. Find a squat position with knees over ankles, extended, neutral spine, and core engaged. Execution: Transfer weight to the platform leg and press carriage away with the carriage leg. Maintain …

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Pilates, Moving from Injury Back to Peak performance

Julia Rosenthal PT, DPT As an avid high intensity exerciser, I am always looking to push myself in my workouts. When pain gets in the way of my progress, it can be extremely frustrating. For years, I have been struggling with chronic hip and sacroiliac joint (low back) pain. These symptoms intensified about two and …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Standing Side Splits

Kierstin Elliot Exercise: Standing Side Splits Set Up: Stand with one foot on the carriage and one foot on the platform with weight distributed evenly between both legs. Slightly turn out your legs to help engage outer rotators and glutes. Lighter spring setting will focus on adductors (insides of legs) while a heavier spring setting …

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Pilates with Kierstin! Bridges with Stability Ball

Kierstin Elliot Exercise: Bridges with Stability Ball Set Up: Lie on your back with knees bent, with left foot flat on the mat, and stability ball under the right foot. Arms resting by your sides. Neutral pelvis. Execution: Inhale to prep. Exhale to lift pelvis off the mat into bridge position while pressing left foot …

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What To Do About Scars from Childbirth?

Joanna Hess PT, DPT, PRC, WCS No one told you that the pain of childbirth doesn’t end with that final push and it doesn’t matter if you had a vaginal or belly birth. If you are the roughly 10% of demigoddesses who delivered without a tear, bless you and your fairy child.* If you are …

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