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Playing around with a kettlebell and the box on the frame. This was an amazing challenge for my shoulder stability as well as my obliques when I added the kettle bell row. Socks by @base.33 shirt and shorts by @vuoriclothing • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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SPINE AND HIP STRETCH • • This hip and spine stretch combination feels amazing. Give it a try and let me know what you think. I used one red and one blue spring. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #pilatesmethod #athleticpilates #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #palmsprings #fitness #pilates

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CROSSED STRAP ROWING • • Rowing, seated on the box with the straps crossed is my absolute favorite back exercise. • • Three red and one green made me work really hard on maintaining thoracic extension and spine length. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #buttworkout #mendopilates #pilatesmen

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PLEASE READ AND COMMENT - There is no doubt that the Pilates method requires concentration, alignment and balance. 👍 - I tell my clients that you can do movements like this, in the gym, and cheat; meaning grab heavy weights and use momentum to move. Most individuals do not realize that they are exercising with poor alignment and inefficiency. - On the Pilates reformer, if you go out of alignment, you’re most likely going to hit the floor. This is really great feedback.😬 - Learning to move with precision and concentration is what the Pilates method means to me.😎 — Shorts by @vuoriclothing #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #palmspringspilates #pilates #pilatesbody #pilatesmen #pilatespalmsprings #coreworkout #yoga #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessaddict #workout #gym #beachbody #abs #palmsprings #instadaily #instagood #instafit

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CHEST DAY — Recovering from a shoulder injury can be extremely challenging to work around at the gym. Most chest exercises, especially with dumbbells, can be extremely stressful on the shoulder joint. — This specific exercise offers an amazing chest and shoulder workout without strain on the shoulder. The Pilates ring, when used properly, turns the lats on to help support the load. — #ilovepilates #chestday — Shorts by @vuoriclothing #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #palmspringspilates #pilates #pilatesbody #pilatesmen #pilatespalmsprings #coreworkout #yoga #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessaddict #workout #gym #beachbody #abs #palmsprings #instadaily #instagood #instafit

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This one is a great low back stretch. With two red springs and the strap on my thigh, it really helped to traction my pelvis away from my rib cage. It gave me a wonderful stretch without compressing my opposite side. Head, neck shoulder organization is paramount. You can get a little extra work by adding hip abduction. #progressivepilates #athleticpilates #pilates #palmsprings #strength #pilatespalmsprings #palmspringspilates #macgyverpilates #pilatesmacgyver

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Here is a great way to challenge your core and add some upper body strength to lunge using a #theraband. #pilates #palmsprings #strength #fitness #macgyverpilates

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Another reason why I love the infinity foot bar from @balanced_body. It offers so many different positions with the infinity track. Here is my unique variation of the ballet series traditionally seen on the ladder barrel. - - Awesome new shorts by @vuoriclothing. Check them out! - - #pilates #stretch #palmsprings #macgyverpilates #PilatesMacGyver #Fitness #PilatesLA

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Foot placement is key. In order to prevent load on my forward knee, I staggered my stance wide and stood on a box. This offered me 2 feet between my legs instead of 6 inches when both feet were on the reformer. Improper knee alignment is very stressful especially if the knee is facing a different direction as the foot. When I tried this on the reformer, my stance was too narrow based on my leg length. I felt terrible stress on my knee. This modification really helped using a box and widening my stance. — Inspired by @dk_opus — Shorts by @vuoriclothing #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #palmspringspilates #pilates #pilatesbody #pilatesmen #pilatespalmsprings #coreworkout #yoga #fitfam #fitspo #fitness #fitnessinspiration #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslifestyle #fitnessaddict #workout #gym #beachbody #abs #palmsprings #instadaily #instagood #instafit

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Want an excuse to get some sun and education? #PalmSprings 🏝🏝 Join me and learn truly effective progressive and athletic Pilates exercise to improve your practice. Click on the link in my bio and register for my May teacher training workshop. Get 16 PMA credits!! #progressivepilates #athleticpilates #pilates #palmsprings #strength #macgyverpilates

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Worked up to three red springs and really got the glutes and legs hard this morning. Have an amazing weekend everyone. #macgyverpilates #fitness #strength #palmsprings #pilates #athleticpilates #progressivepilates

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Playing around with a few different lunge variations. The trunk rotation was my favorite. #pilates #palmsprings #strength #fitness #macgyverpilates

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Here is a challenging, single kneeling arm series, for coordination and balance. My rear foot is hooked over the headrest for support. Give it a try and give me your feedback. #pilates #palmsprings #strength #fitness #macgyverpilates

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Here’s a great series to challenge the core and obliques to stabilize the spine. Takes a lot of hip/pelvic stability too. Give it a try and let me know what you think. Have an amazing day! #macgyverpilates #pilates #palmsprings #strength #fitness

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A little morning flow to start my day. #pilatesmethod #pilates #palmsprings #strength #fitness #macgyverpilates

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💡Muitas pessoas dizem ou pensam que só farão alongamentos durante a aula, mas os homens em geral que adoram fazer exercícios de força vão ter uma grata surpresa. Tem alongamento? Tem sim. Mas o repertório do Pilates tem uma infinidade de exercícios de força, principalmente utilizando os músculos mais profundos do abdômen , os famosos transversos abdominais e também trabalhos de fortalecimento de membros superiores e inferiores. #pilates #pilatesmaraponga #pilatesacademia #pilatesavançado #pilatesreformer #pilateslovers #pilatesformen #pilatesforça #pilatescompleto ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ . . .⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #Repost @seanbergarapilates with @get_repost ・・・ CHALLENGE YOUR CORE TODAY! Today, I worked on coordination while focusing on breath. Preventing inhalation in the core is an excellent challenge during exercise. The sniff breath, when executed properly, allows for inhalation in the rib cage as opposed to the core. Not only does this provide support to the head, neck and shoulders, it also provides support to the low back and hips. When I inhale with the sniff breath, I feel my core muscles stabilize my back as my naval travels upward. Next time you do elephant or long stretch series, see if you can prevent inhalation in the core and feel inhalation in the rib cage. I always tell my students breath is a tool not a rule. I performed this exercise on one red spring. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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CHALLENGE YOUR CORE TODAY! Today, I worked on coordination while focusing on breath. Preventing inhalation in the core is an excellent challenge during exercise. The sniff breath, when executed properly, allows for inhalation in the rib cage as opposed to the core. Not only does this provide support to the head, neck and shoulders, it also provides support to the low back and hips. When I inhale with the sniff breath, I feel my core muscles stabilize my back as my naval travels upward. Next time you do elephant or long stretch series, see if you can prevent inhalation in the core and feel inhalation in the rib cage. I always tell my students breath is a tool not a rule. I performed this exercise on one red spring. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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TENDON STRETCH VARIATION Here is a great “no-springs” Progressive Pilates variation of tendon stretch. • • 🔴Get ready for my 2019 workshop. The workshop will be announced to my email list today. 🔴The workshop will offer 16 Pilates Method Alliance credits. Join my email list today. • • 🔴My first 2019 Progressive and Athletic Pilates workshop date is set. 🔴Find our more on my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops. Email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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OBLIQUES Working my obliques with two red springs. The focus is to keep your shoulders organized and prevent pushing from the arm. Make sure the movement is strictly from trunk rotation and keep the pelvis stable. • • Get ready for my 2019 workshop. The workshop will be announced to my email list next week. The workshop offers 16 Pilates Method Alliance credits. Join my email list today. Space is limited. • • ✅ My first 2019 Progressive and Athletic Pilates workshop date is set. ✅ Find our more on my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops. Email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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TRICEPS AND HIPS Experience my “no-springs” series during my 2019 PROGRESSIVE AND ATHLETIC PILATES workshops. Ready to announce dates soon. • • Want to learn more no-springs exercises? Join my email list today. • • ✅ My first 2019 Progressive and Athletic Pilates workshop date is set. ✅ Find our more on my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops. Email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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PROGRESSIVE PILATES MOVES Want to learn more Progressive and Athletic Pilates exercises? Join my email list today. This feel good move on the reformer is my translation of a Pilates #wundachair exercise, Piano Lesson/Plié Front. • • ✅ My first 2019 Progressive and Athletic Pilates workshop date is set. ✅ Find our more on my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops. Email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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SHORT BOX FLOW I love this flow with the short box positioned at the spring side edge of the carriage. I have an “ab mat” under my foot so it does not drag on the frame. I kept the rep count down for the video. Typically I would do 10 reps of each sequence a few times each side • • ✅ My first 2019 Progressive and Athletic Pilates workshop is set for May!! ✅ Find out more information and get on my email list? ✅. If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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SHOULDERS AND CORE Playing around with a few variations for my Athletic Pilates class. This will be there warm-up for this morning. • • 🔺The dates for my 2019 workshops are set!! 🔺Want to be on my workshop email list? 🔺If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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SHOULDER AND SPINE MOBILITY 101 reasons why the @balanced_body clinical reformer is the right choice for reformers. For students with tight hamstrings, this variation of front rowing, is excellent using the infinity foot bar. • • 🔺The dates for my 2019 workshops are set!! 🔺Want to be on my workshop email list? 🔺If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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HELICOPTER VARIATION Playing around with the @balanced_body arc and various infinity foot bar positions, I discovered this wonderful helicopter variation. The slope of the arc prevented cervical compression and allowed soppier during the spine movement. • • 🔺The date is set for my 2019 workshop!! 🔺Want to be on my workshop email list? 🔺If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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#Repost @seanbergarapilates ・・・ ATHLETIC REFORMER This is one of my favorite way to blast my upper body and core. I started very slow using one blue spring and worked my way up to three red springs. Keeping within my athletic Pilates programming, I rested between five sets of 8-10 reps. • • 💪💪The dates for my 2019 workshops are set. Make sure you’re on my email list. If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. 💪💪 • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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ATHLETIC REFORMER This is one of my favorite way to blast my upper body and core. I started very slow using one blue spring and worked my way up to three red springs. Keeping within my athletic Pilates programming, I rested between five sets of 8-10 reps. • • 🔺The date is set my 2019 workshops. Make sure you’re on my email list. If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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SKATER VARIATION Using one red spring, I did my best to stabilize the carriage while transitioning between hips. Give it a try. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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This is an amazing stretch and very supportive using the foot bar just below the base of the shoulder blades. Core contraction helps to elongate spine. Butt engagement stabilizes the hips which allows a deeper spine stretch during lateral flexion. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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Seated spine and hip mobility felt great seated on the extended platform with no springs. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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AWESOME OBLIQUES 💪 This short box series with hip abduction is a wonderful challenge for the obliques. I used two red springs and played around different variations for about 10 minutes each side of the body. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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ALL SPRINGS LOADED!! There are a million reasons why I love the @balanced_body infinity foot bar. If you’re going to purchase a reformer, this is my recommendation. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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It’s raining here in Palm Springs California. In this morning’s classes, we warmed up quickly with this seated long box arm series. It’s a great flow. Please give it a try and leave me a comment. I recommend four rounds each arm. I used one red spring and felt it was the perfect challenge for my body. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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Adding a resistance band to the foot bar while single arm pulling straps, made for an amazing workout. #pilates #pilatespalmsprings #palmsprings #fitness #macgyverpilates

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Making my workout count with this amazing core, shoulder and arm series. Give it a try. I used a blue spring and medium band. I recommend a yellow spring and light band. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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pilatesstalker. #Repost @seanbergarapilates
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#Repost @seanbergarapilates ・・・ I am always reminded of how much I love the #wundachair when I actually get my butt on it. This is an amazing spine mobilization move. It also is a wonderful way to stretch the anterior shoulder joint. • • If you’re interested in my 2019 Athletic and Progressive Pilates workshops, email me at sean@ecorefitness.com with your email and I will add you to my mailing list. • • #MacGyverPilates #PilatesMacGyver #pilatespalmsprings #stretch #pilates #palmsprings #mendopilates #pilatesmen #fitness #ProgressivePilates #AthleticPilates #MethodPilates

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