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Welcome March Matness

Every year in March, you can see people posting their march matness exercises.  Traditionally it is the traditional matwork series from Joseph Pilates.   We decided to do something a little different...  the instructors at Pilates in Guelph are going to show you variations of the 'classical' exercises but we are also going a step further and challenging ourselves to do 31 pilates sessions in the 31 days of March.    

Game on ladies!  Follow us and cheer on your instructor to get to 31 classes in 31 days.   

Our first exercise is courtesy of Ivana.  Our lovely resident athletic therapist and Pilates teacher extraordinaire.   The original series starts with 100s and we give it to you standing.    We put lots of variations.  

The basic exercise is standing tall on one leg with the other leg lifted, while pumping your arms with a staccato breath (in for 5 pumps and out for 5 pumps).    Add the curl forward for extra challenge but make sure you are not falling forward.  Lift your spine to curl forward.  

Pilates with Resistance

How do you use small equipment in the Pilates studio?    

Physical Benefits of Resistance Apparatus Training
• Increased muscle strength
• Increased tendon strength and toughness
• Increased ligament strength and toughness
• Increased bone density
• Increased flexibility
• Improved postural support

Also weighted balls, therabands and fitness circles are easy to transport and take with you to your classes.    

It is important to use your resistant apparatus with intention for the safe execution of the exercise.  

Come join me on Sunday February 19th to spice up your mat classes with resistant apparatus.  http://www.pilatesinguelph.com/continuing-education