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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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 with Kierstin! Kneeling Side Twist

Kierstin Elliot Exercise: Kneeling Side Twist Set Up: Kneel on the reformer facing either right or left side of the room with a strap held in both hands. Hands should be directly in front of the sternum, and arms rounded as if holding a big beach ball. Shoulders relaxed, lats slightly engaged, lower abs lifting …

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Pilates and the Pelvic Floor

  Kierstin Elliott, Pilates Instructor at BBPT Breath. Breath is the common denominator for understanding how pilates can enhance the pelvic floor’s function. Reciprocally, using your pelvic floor correctly can deepen your connection to your pilates practice. Let’s take a look at how to optimize your breath in the first place. A deep, three dimensional …

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