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Footwork is not super exciting to watch, but it is super important to Pilates.💙 Footwork is the constant to start classes, whether in teaching a beginning, intermediate, or advanced class. It helps my students concentrate on connecting the mind to the body, the body to the breath, and the breath to the movement for a focused class!Here's a bit of a variation using the bicycle 🚴‍♀️ move with the gesture leg to create a nice #pilatesrhythm and flow. 🌞 . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesfootwork #mindbodypilates #pilatesbicycle #pilatesgals #matonthereformer #ilovepilates #pilatesbasics #pilatesclass #classpilates #pilateslegs #slocalpilates #balancedbody #stottpilatesinstructor #basipilatesinstructors #polestarpilatesinstructor #balancedbodyinstructors #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #centralcoastcaliforniapilates #singlelegfootwork

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Here's a💥full body integrated flow💥 Using the short box, I was standing very close to the left side of the reformer, so I could do that very challenging leg swing down while holding a full plank position.😵.. and even though you can't tell, I don't put my foot down on the floor when swinging it down and up🔥 . . . #pilatespowercenter #reformersquats #reformerlegseries #plankcombo #pilateslegs #pilatesbox #pilatespike #balanced_body #pilatesreformer #pilatesjackrabbit #singlelegelephant #pilatesmethod #reformerflowinspo #instapilates #fullbodyintegration #planksfordays #pilatesshortbox #pilatesvariations #reformervariations

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pilatessuspensionmethod. Motivation Monday.  PSM Plank Series are always good to have in your c

Motivation Monday. PSM Plank Series are always good to have in your classes. Here’s a great variation to try. #Repost @pilatespowercenter with @make_repost ・・・ I ❤ pikes. Here I am doing a @pilatessuspensionmethod 2.0 😍advanced plank flow😍 including Side Plank Scissors and Top Leg Kick from the Cadillac, Twist from the mat, 🐘Elephant (AKA Hamstring 3) and 🐘Progressive Flat Back Elephant (AKA 🧗‍♀️Mountain Climber) from the chair repertoire. PSM helps improve my Pilates practice🤩 . #pilatespowercenter #pilatestwist #pilatessuspensionmethod #suspendedpilates #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #pilatescommunity #pilatesexercises #clubpilatesinstructors #peakpilates #pilatesfit #balancebodypilates #stottpilates #basipilates #pilatestv #pilatesanytime

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Post turkey day workout, this is the most challenging ab workout I have ever come up with! 🔥The reverse abs diamond pulls and straight leg circles with hip lifts are staples at my studio so decided to add a little teaser to it! 😯Abs are still sore 3 days later and I was using one Blue Spring only. . . #pilatespowercenter #reverseabs #teaserpilates #pilatesteaser #reformervariations #reformerworkout #reformerteaser #longboxpilates #reformerflowinspo #teaservariations #pilatesabsworkout #pilatesadvanced #pilatesvariations #pilatesforathletes #balancedbody

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Continuing to explore side box variations, here's my mixed apparatus 3 class performing the 🐍Reverse Snake🐍 the right leg is the support leg, and the left foot crosses under without too much weight bearing💥One Red spring. . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatessnake #snakepilates #pilatesobliques #pilatespikes #pilatesclass #pilatespike #pilatesbox #contemporarypilates #pilatesgals #pilatesbackextension #fullbodyintegration #planktopike #reformerpike #reformervariations #pilatesvariations #creativereformer #creativepilatesreformer #reformerideas #creativepilatesworkouts

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🦃 #preturkeydayworkout 🦃 flow 💖See Saw💖 first two moves from @pilatessuspensionmethod 1.0 training. Kneeling Powerhouse: 1. Keeping a straight spine to roll forward and hinge back, 2. Adding extension on the backward hinge, and the last one is an original flowing into 3. Straight spine forward with both hands on both handles together, and extending back with one arm reaching back into slight rotation and extension 🦃 . . #pilatespowercenter #trxabsworkout #trxkneelingrollout #trxpilatesworkout #trxpilates #trxpilatesflow #trxcoreworkout #pilatessuspensionmethod #pilatesstrong #suspendedpilates #trxforpilates #trxpilatesfusion #pilatesover60 #pilatesfortrx #pilatesontrx #pilatesvariations #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #pilatessuspensiontrx #sanluisobispopilates #centralcoastcaliforniapilates #pismobeachfitness #arroyograndefitness

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❣Flow and Footwork❣ is demonstrated elegantly by Superstar octogenarian, 🌟Jeannie🌟 (age 81). She never ceases to amaze me! Jeannie has been doing Pilates, three times per week, for over 15 years at my studio. The teaser is used as a transition to start and finish and the "bird on the perch" prehensile footwork position seen here is the best example of correct positioning of anyone at any age at my studio🤩 Strong and flexible feet will keep you young for a lifetime.👣 . . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesfootwork #activeaging #pilatesbody #pilatesover80 #feetareyourfoundation #realclientsrealpilates #pilatesisforeverybody #josephhpilates #pilatesteaser #pilatesatanyage #agelesspilates #teaserpilates #teaserpilatesreformer #slopilates #bestpilatesinslocounty #pilatesstylemag #pilatesanytime #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #balancedbody

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This is an updated version with some different variations of a post I did earlier in the year, and a companion post to one I did October 18th using hand weights.The #rotatordisc makes the movements flow, and the #pilatesmagiccircle allows for strengthening the arms and torso at any angle ....it is a magic circle of movement! 🔥 . . . #pilatespowercenter #rotatordiscs #rotatordisconthereformer #rotatordistretch #reformerwithprops #pilatesforbalance #reformervariations #bestpilatesinslocounty #balancedbodyequipment #balancedbody #pilatesvariations #pilatesflow #reformerarms #creativepilatesworkouts #arroyograndepilates #pilatesanytime #balancedbodyinstructors #polestarpilatesinstructor #stottpilatesinstructor #basipilatesinstructors #pmacertified #morethanmovement #standingpilates

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Sometimes, I just start doing a move and things come to me. I started with what I call 🐸Circle frogs🐸, and decided to add some movements that flow with it. Here's the 🐸circle frogs longspine combo🐸 on 1 red and 1 blue spring. It's a combination of frog, leg circles, long spine, and short spine. I'm showing two reps of circle frog, then the long spine combo, then reverse circle, frog, and reverse long spine combo.😍 . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesfeetinstraps #pilateslongspine #feetinstraps #pilatesfrog #pilatesvariations #reformervariations #pilateseveryday #polestarpilatesinstructor #basipilatesinstructors #stottpilatesinstructor #balancedbodyinstructors #feetinstrapspilates #pilatesreformerexercises #creativereformer #reformerabs #balanced_body #contemporarypilates #reformerideas #spinalarticulation #spinemobility #arroyograndepilates #centalcoastcaliforniapilates

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Now that’s what we call a “Magic Wand.” 🌟 ⁣ ⁣ Catch @abbywagner7 every M/W in Arcadia teaching Equipment Pilates @ 9/10/12 ! There is a reason most of her classes book up. ⁣ ⁣ There is still room in Mat Pilates & Barre TONIGHT in Arcadia! (4:30/5:30) ⁣ First Fitness class is F R E E 👊

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pilatespowercenter. Side box 💥All Fours Opposite Arm and Leg Progression💥from beginner t

Side box 💥All Fours Opposite Arm and Leg Progression💥from beginner to advanced levels. To keep it simple, I chose one single variation to progress. This setup has a vast amount of variations possible....more to come😉 . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesbox #pilatesplank #pilatesarms #pilatesplanks #pilatesquadruped #reformerbalance #pilatesprogressions #pilatesstability #pilatesfitness #pilatesforteachers #pilatesreformer #pilatesforathletes #pilatesstrong #pilatesover66 #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #805pilates #sanluisobispopilates #pilatesliving #pilatescorestrength #fullbodyintegration

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My Friday #pilatesclass is getting some great #spinalarticulation with this feels-so-good #archandcurl variation on the #pilatesspringboard 🤩 Props, such as the #halfroller, make it much more challenging for this #pilatesrolldown variation. Here you'll see just one rep in each direction, but the class actually did 5 reps of roll down to arch up, and then 5 reps of arch down to roll up using the #pilatesprinciples of concentration, control, precision and flow.❣ . . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesrolldownbar #pilatesdowel #pilatescadillacexercises #balancedbodyspringboard #pilatessprings #putaspringonit #arroyograndepilates #realclientsrealpilates #sanluisobispopilates #pilateseveryday #pilatesliving #pilatesstylemag #balanced_body #polestarpilatesinstructor #stottpilatesinstructor #basipilatesinstructor #pilatesgals

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This is the basic🌟Carola's Double Leg Stretch Teaser🌟as I learned from second generation Pilates teacher Jillian Hessel, taught to her by first generation Pilates teacher Carola Trier. This is such a creative combination, including double leg stretch, rolling like a ball, and teaser, all on the sitting box on the reformer without straps. The rest of the movement not shown, includes teaser 1 ( lowering the waist to the box), teaser 2 (lowering only the legs) and teaser 3 (lowering both the upper body and the legs simultaneously), then finishing with heel beats in teaser. It was said that Carola did 10 of each and then 100 heel beats in her own personal workouts!🔥 To learn this and many more reformer, chair, and Cadillac exercises and nuances about first generation teachers, join us on January 24th through 26th 2020 for the Move and Learn with Jillian Hessel Classes and Workshops. Hit my bio button and then the website link there to get all the information and to sign up online!😍 . . . #pilatespowercenter #teaserpilates #pilatesteaser #teaserbalance #reformerteaser #reformervariations #creativepilatesworkouts #reformereveryday #reformerpilatesinstructor #reformerideas #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #pilatesinstructors #pilatesinstructorshavemorefun #centralcoastcaliforniapilates #pilateslongbox #pilatesabseries #pismobeachpilates #slocalpilates #sanluisobispopilates

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Jillian Hessel Workshop coming January 24th through 26! If you are interested in the legacy and essence of #josephhpilates then join us at #pilatespowercenter for a weekend to move and learn with @jillianhesselpilates #secondgenerationpilatesteacher. You will learn many apparatus exercises such as 🐈Cat Stretch🐈 seen here, which Jillian learned from 1st generation teacher Kathy Grant. The rhythmic breathing pattern is Jillian's, and the percussive breathing style is Ron Fletcher's. Jillian will be teaching 3 mixed apparatus master classes and two 3-hour CEC Workshops. The dates are January 24-26, 2020. The workshops include "Learning with 3 Masters" and "Cadillac Techniques". Go to my bio page and click on the PPC website link for full details and to sign up.🙂 . . . #pilatescontinuingeducation #thepilatesmethod #pilatesworkshop #pilatesworkshops #josephhpilatesmethod #masterpilates #jillianhessel #jilianhesselpilates #pilatescadillacexercises #pilatesfam #kneelingcatpilates #pilatescommunity #balancedbody #balancedbodypilates #balancedbodyequipment #pilatesteacher #pilatespractice #stottpilatesinstructors #basipilatesinstructors #805pilates #polestarpilatesinstructor #pilatescertification #pilatesinstructor

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BALANCE is an integral part of all of our Pilates sessions here at Pilates Power Center. Here is a basic but very effective @pilatessuspensionmethod 1.0 🌟Standing Single Leg Series🌟 flow of two different variations I plan to use in my classes this week, first a straight leg variation, and then a bent knee variation. Simple, but very effective for balance training🙂 . . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatessuspensionmethod #trxforpilates #trxpilates #trxpilatesflow #trxpilatesfusion #trxpilateslove #trxpilatesworkout #pilatesforbalance #pilatesfortrx #suspendedpilates #pilatesprinciples #barretrx #trxbalance #trxforpilates #pilatessuspensiontrainingtrx #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #805pilates #centralcoastcaliforniapilates

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The #longspinemassage performed with concentration, control, precision and fluidity, is exactly that, creating a long spinal articulation while massaging the muscles around the spine. Go #pilatesgals 🙂 I like to use the cue " imagine there is a big tube right over your hips and you're going to send your legs straight up the tube, feet over the hips."↕️ . . . #pilatespowercenter #longspine #pilateslongspine #pilatesclass #reformerpilates #pilatesfeetinstraps #feetinstraps #feetinstrapspilates #balanced_body #polestarpilatesinstructor #stottpilatesinstructor #basipilatesinstructors #pilatesliving #pilatesstylemag #pilateseveryday #arroyograndepilates #slopilates #sanluisobispopilates #pismobeachpilates #longspinestretch #reformerlongspine #realclientsrealpilates

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WUNDA CHAIR Wednesday 🦢Reverse Swan with Single Leg Progression🦢 and 🌟single leg stretch reverse swan🌟 (swipe over to check it out). When I want to come up with some progressions on a particular exercise I just start moving on the equipment, keeping in mind I want to be able to teach this to beginners and advanced students, starting with a basic move and slowly increasing the intensity one change at a time. I'm moving a lot quicker on this video then I would teaching my classes, and I would only choose one to two variations in the progression in a particular class with 4-8 reps moving with concentration and control! . . . . #pilatespowercenter #wundachairpilates #wundachairwednesday #reverseswan #wundachairworkout #exochairfun #wundachairpilatesinstructor #fullbodyintegration #exochairworkout #exochairvariations #pilatesprogressions #balancedbodyexochair #stabilitychairpilates #singlelegstretch #sanluisobispopilates #pismobeachpilates #arroyograndepilates #slopilates #bestpilatesinslocounty #pilatesbox

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The 🦢 swan on the box facing the foot bar 🦢 is a wonderful way to assist your clients into extension with concentration and control! It's one of my go to extension exercises on the reformer.😍Class was using one blue spring. Teaching tips: lower the bar to decrease the amount of extension possible; decrease the spring load for more of a upper body challenge, especially in the lats; Palm the bar instead of gripping with the fingers, to allow the palms to move slightly and keep the wrists relatively straight.This can be done with no springs for advanced movers. . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesswan #reformerswan #matonthereformer #swanonreformer #swanpilates #pilatesbox #pilateslongbox #pilatesextension #reformerclass #reformerbasics #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #805pilates #slowupforpilates #pilatesgals #concentrationandcontrol #balancedbodyinstructor #basipilatesinstructor #stottpilatesinstructor

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I ❤ pikes. Here I am doing a @pilatessuspensionmethod 2.0 😍advanced plank flow😍 including Side Plank Scissors and Top Leg Kick from the Cadillac, Twist from the mat, 🐘Elephant (AKA Hamstring 3) and 🐘Progressive Flat Back Elephant (AKA 🧗‍♀️Mountain Climber) from the chair repertoire. PSM helps improve my Pilates practice🤩 . . . #pilatespowercenter #trxpilates #pilatestwist #matpilatestrx #pilatestrx #pilatessideplank #sideplanktwist #pilatessuspensionmethod #trxforpilates #trxpilatesflow #trxsideplank #trxpilatesfusion #suspendedpilates #trxsideplank #trxpilatesworkout #trxpike #pikesfordays #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates

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💥Front/Side/Back Split Flow💥standing on the "side box" and using the magic circle. I just started exploring the sitting box from the side of the carriage for some interesting standing leg work! Watch for my favorite, the side split skater with Figure 8 arms. I was using 1 red spring and only did a little snippit of each variation and I am trying to squeeze the ring with each leg movement for added arm work, 1 to 2 reps. For a full flow I did 4 of each and that is a challenge. . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesglutes #instapilates #backsplits #pilatesskating #pilateslegseries #magiccircle #pilatesflow #pilatesring #reformervariations #reformerworkout #standingreformer #pilatessidesplits #pilatesover60 #reformerflowinspo #pilatesbox #pilatesathlete #pilatesreformerexercises #pilatesskater #arroyograndepilates #centalcoastcaliforniapilates #creativepilatesworkouts #pismobeachpilates

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💥All 4's Progression💥Jeannie, age 81, showing her ability at core stability, is demonstrating this challenging progression from all 4's to plank to pike! Jeannie has been doing Pilates for 15 years at Pilates Power Center and never ceases to amaze us all! #pilatesatanyage "Contrology (Pilates) is designed to give you suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walked in the way you play and in the way you work." -- Joseph Pilates . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatespower #pilatesbody #pilatesplank #pilatespike #pilatesover80 #pilatescommunity #pilatesposture #balancedbody #pilateseveryday #pilatesgirl #pilatesisforeverybody #realclientsrealpilates #sanluisobispopilates #arroyograndepilates #805pilates #josephhpilates #pilatesquotes #balanced_body #pilatesstylemag #pilatesanytime #polestarpilates #pilatesinspo #agelesspilates

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pilatessuspensionmethod. Love this PSM Foundation Book exercise : 
Superman from the Standing M

Love this PSM Foundation Book exercise : Superman from the Standing Mid Back Series. Shown perfectly by these gals. #Repost @pilatespowercenter with @make_repost ・・・ Love 💖 the @pilatessuspensionmethod Superman - aka Superwomen❣ (this time in Pilates V) and Coordination (in parallel) a flow from the PSM Foundation Standing Midback Series, for a super core challenge for my classes, always a work in progress😍 to improve core strength, coordination and balance💥 . . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatessuspensionmethod #suspendedpilates #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #805pilates #pilatescorestrength #enjoyslocalpilates #pilatesbooks #pilatescommunity #pilates #pilatesinspiration #pilateslovers #pilatesexercises #pilatesmatwork

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pilatespowercenter. 🧜‍♀️A Mermaid Flow🧜‍♀️ Getting in some yummy spinal movements in the

🧜‍♀️A Mermaid Flow🧜‍♀️ Getting in some yummy spinal movements in the Z-sitting position this morning. One blue spring. Teaching tip: If you tend to be side bent in z-sitting, use a yoga block under the sit bone closest to the footbar to make sure shoulders are level and opposite hip bone is dropping down, when doing the movements, as you can see I'm doing here. To mix it up I'll do two or 3 of the moves in a flow of 4-6 reps each.😄 . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesmermaidstretch #pilatesmermaids #pilatesstretch #pilateslovers #pilatesmermaid #mermaidpilates #mermaidpilatesreformer #creativereformer #creativepilatesworkouts #reformerflowinspo #reformerflow #pilatesarms #pilatesarmseries #arroyograndepilates #slopilates #slocalpilates #centralcoastcaliforniapilates #spinalarticulation #pilateseveryday #ilovepilates #polestarpilatesinstructor #balancedbody #pilatesreformerexercises

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Some simple ideas to start your Monday that everyone can do!:💥 Seated arms with added spinal movements💥 straps crossed, one red spring. Note the change in grips as I go along. Can be modified for all levels! For osteoporosis, hinge and extension only! I love Open Elbows and I saw @christian_teutscher do a version last week, so expanded on that movement, with arms facing back. Thanks, Christian #yourpilatesinspiresme . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatesarmseries #reformerworkout #reformerarmseries #reformerarms #reformerflow #reformerflowinspo #reformerarmwork #pilatesarmsequence #openelbows #pilatesstrong #pilatesstudio #creativepilatesreformer #creativepilatesworkouts #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #sanluisobispopilates #805pilates #enjoyslocalpilates #balancedbody

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Love 💖 the @pilatessuspensionmethod Superman - aka Superwomen❣ (this time in Pilates V) and Coordination (in parallel) a flow from the PSM Foundation Standing Midback Series, for a super core challenge for my classes, always a work in progress😍 to improve core strength, coordination and balance💥 . . . . #pilatespowercenter #pilatessuspensionmethod #trxforpilates #trxpilatesflow #pilatestrxworkout #pilatestrx #pilatessuspensiontrx #suspendedpilates #trxpilates #trxpilatesfusion #trxpilateslove #pilatesfortrx #arroyograndepilates #pismobeachpilates #805pilates #trxclass #pilatescorestrength #enjoyslocalpilates

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Fun Friday with the #rotatordisconthereformer 😎 Teaching tip: remember when using hand weights, the resistance always goes straight up and down with gravity↕️, not side to side↔️. So if you're standing, holding weights out to the side and you move the arms in and out like hug a tree, basically you're just using your external rotator muscles to stabilize the shoulder. To work the shoulders as the prime mover with hand weights you need to move the weights up and down, then you're going against gravity ↕️🙂 you can vary the movements as you go up and down to change the angle of pull on the shoulders as I'm doing here👍 . . . #pilatespowercenter #rotatordiscs #reformerwithprops #reformervariations #rotatordisconthereformer #pilatesrotatordiscs #pilatesvariatons #rotatordisc #pilatesarmsequence #pilatesarm #creativepilatesworkouts #balancedbodyequipment #balanced_body #pilatesforshoulders #pilatesforbodybuilders #pilatesforbalance #arroyograndepilates #slocalpilates #centralcoastcaliforniapilates #basipilatesinstructor #balancedbodyinstructors #polestarpilatesinstructor #stottpilatesinstructors #ncpt #pilatesover60

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