Build Bone & Muscle Strength With Our At-Home Pilates Videos
Pilates is a form of exercise that re-educates how you move and teaches body awareness.
That’s the essence of Pilates-Based training. With Pilates, you develop strength, learn correct movement patterns, and truly learn what it means to work from your core.
Pilates is based on principles of core control/elongation, breathing, efficiency of movement, alignment/posture, and movement integration of the upper and lower body.
Learn the Pilates method with Physical Therapy principles with these 3 videos. Each video concentrates on different aspects of Pilates.
SCROLL DOWN TO LEARN HOW EACH VIDEO CAN TAKE YOU CLOSER TO IMPROVING YOUR POSTURE, CORE STRENGTH, AND ULTIMATELY HAVE A MORE INDEPENDENT AND MOBILE LIFESTYLE.
Hi! I’m Cynthia.
As a Physical Therapist I have always been very critical of exercise machines and exercises in general that don’t relate to how we move in our lives. Pilates is so very different. I was so excited when I discovered Pilates back in the 1990’s. Finally there was an exercise method that strengthened you by following how we move as humans. How often in your daily life do you sit and kick your leg out and then on top of that have a weight at the end of it?
Pilates is quite functional in its exercises. It teaches you how to effectively use your muscles so you can then translate that to an activity you do in your daily life and in turn prevent injury. An example is simulating walking in the lying down position so you don’t have to fight gravity. You learn the correct way and when to engage your muscles so you can then replicate that in the upright position. Pilates exercises teach your body how to use your muscles to improve your movement patterns.
Pilates gives you a better sense and awareness of your body and how to move. Joseph Pilates initially called his method “Contrology”. You learn how to control certain parts of your body so others move with greater ease and efficiency, all the time working on proper breathing and lengthening of the muscles.
There are graduated levels of the exercises as you become stronger and have improved body awareness of your alignment and form. The exercises are tailored to your issues, needs, and goals.
WHO ARE THESE VIDEOS FOR?
45+ year old women/men who have been diagnosed with osteopenia/osteoporosis or who have osteoporosis in the family
Those who suffered an injury or have pain
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Each video is divided into different segments.
Part I lays down the foundation of Pilates and it’s methodology through exercises.
Part II we are now using props, foam rollers and Therabands, to further enhance core strengthening.
Part III is getting into more intermediate/advanced level mat Pilates exercises.
“I have been noticing less strength and resilience, which gradually crept in, and I’m wanting my old self back. I tried various exercise programs, but nothing clicked enough that I could get myself to stick with it. A friend told me about Cynthia’s class, and I eventually tried it out, with skepticism. Immediately, renewed balance and strength felt so good. I had some individual sessions, too, which were useful to let Cynthia really nitpick over how I move. Now, my sister and a neighbor are interested and ready to sign up, too. Love spreading the good news! You just don’t know what is possible until an expert like Cynthia shows you what to strengthen, what form to focus on, making it accessible and meaningful to your particular body and life.”