Pilates exercise of the month – Half Rollback

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Benefits Strengthens & challenges core, abdominal & pelvic floor muscles. Improves strength and control in hip flexor muscles. Opens up the spine, encouraging movement between the vertebrae.   How Start sitting with knees slightly bent and feet flat.  Upper body rolled forward over the knees and arms reaching out in front. Take a breath in […]

Sidebend. Julie Carolan Pilates

Pilates exercise of the month – Sidebend

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Benefits This is a great exercise for stretching out the side of the body and opening up between the ribs. Strengthens Abdominals, Obliques, Shoulder Stabilising muscles and Hip muscles. Helps to improve balance and coordination.   How Start sitting on one hip with your knees bent, legs on top of each other. Supporting arm in […]

100s pilates exercise Julie Carolan Pilates

Pilates exercise of the month – Hundred

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Benefits Strengthens & challenges core, abdominal & pelvic floor muscles. Whole-body warmup. Builds endurance. Encourages flexion and movement in the spine.   How Start lying on your back, engage your core and lift your legs up one at a time. Knees can be bent or straight, depending on your strenght.  Arms by your side. Take […]

AB Prep Pilates Exercise Julie Carolan Pilates

Pilates exercise of the month – Ab Prep

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Benefits Strengthen core, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles . Encourage flexion and movement in the spine.   How Start lying on your back, knees bent, feet flat hip-distance apart. Arms by your side. Take a breath in and lengthen the back of the neck. As you breathe out, lift your head, neck, shoulders & arms, […]