Category Archive: Pilates

Oct 09

Pilates Homework

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Feb 02

Tips in Finding your Powerhouse and the Pilates Breathe

The most important concepts to remember in Pilates is to ALWAYS ENGAGE YOUR POWERHOUSE (PH) and BREATHE. What is your Powerhouse (PH)? Your lower abs, lower back, inner and outer thighs and your buttocks.  By engaging your PH, you protect and support your lower back. How do you engage or contract your PH, or more …

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Sep 28

Seven Guiding Pilates Principles

1.  Powerhouse (a.k.a. Core). All energy for the movements begin by FIRST engaging your powerhouse, which is the band of muscles between your belly button and the pubic bone (abs, lower back, hips, inner and outer thighs and buttocks).  Imagine a corset or girdle that wraps firmly around your waist and over your hips. ** …

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Sep 13

Great Pilates Mat Workout Class!

Join my great Pilates mat workout at Adat Ari El on Mondays at 8:15 a.m., beginning on October 4th!  No need to be a member or associated with the temple. Just come and get a fun, challenging and safe workout! Address is: 12020 Burbank Blvd.,Valley Village 91607 See flyer below…..Hope to see you there. pilatesbyrachel.com

Sep 13

Firm your Tushy While Sitting in Traffic or at your Desk!

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Do you have a sedentary job? Do you find yourself playing taxi to your kids and spending most of your day in the car just sitting? The best thing about Pilates is that you can integrate the basic principles into your daily activity and get a workout. The movements are subtle, but effective and will …

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Sep 09

What is Pilates?

nvented by Joseph Pilates in the early part of the 20th century,
Pilates is a method of body conditioning that dramatically
transforms the way your body looks, feels and performs.