Breathing During Pilates
At a Corecraft Pilates class, you will always be prompted to breathe deeply and slowly.
Bring each breath deep into your rib cage, then exhale fully and robustly
But why is breathing important?
This ACE publication article is a great explanation about the connection between the diaphragm and stability, as its role in stabilization is often overlooked. “The diaphragm has a secondary role in core stability,” says Mike Reinold, D.P.T., of Champion Physical Therapy and Performance. “Because it sits at the top of the abdominal cavity, it functions with the abdominal muscles and pelvic floor to provide core stability when braced.”
Posture Improvement with Pilates
Everyone is talking about posture these days...texting, talking on cell phones while holding them between ear and shoulder, transferring these same habits to other parts of your life when they don't even make sense! The sad news is that we ALL do it (even myself) so the real question becomes how to stop it. I have found a few key strategies through Pilates: First, I think about my posture more. Awareness is the first step.
Next, I stand or sit up straight with my ears lined up over my shoulders. This creates proper head positioning and helps with opening up the chest. Then I pull my shoulder blades toward each across my back. AHHHH! Feels better already.
Practicing the Pilates Method regularly will improve strength and flexibility so that all of the above feels natural all the time!
Curious About Pilates?
Have you been considering trying Pilates Reformer, TRX, or foam roller workouts?
Corecraft Pilates creates a workout customized for YOU.
Call or text 858 735 8705.
Convenient Kearny Mesa location right off the 805 at Balboa Av.
Myofascial stretching is not just a theory!
Approximately 10 meridians exist in the body. By applying pressure using foam rollers and tennis balls at one point of a line, the whole line is impacted. If you are not performing this technique regularly, you are missing out!
We can help you understand which ways your body can most benefit.
Try a class! Call or text 858 735 8705 to set up a time.
History of Pilates
Pilates is a method of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates in Germany in the early 1900's. It was brought over to New York City in the 1920's. It focuses on improving core strength and flexibility, starting with setting up the body in proper alignment. It can be done on the floor (called mat pilates) or on specialized equipment listed below.
Pilates equipment can help you change your body! When you visit corecraft, we design a workout to accomodate your goals, so whether your focus is more flexibility, more strength, or rehabilitation from an injury, we will work with you to formulate the perfect exercises for your goals.
About Pilates Reformer
The Pilates Reformer is the most common piece of equipment. (At corecraft we use Pilates equipment by Balanced Body.) It resembles a small bed with a pulley system. By changing the number of springs attached, the exercise becomes more or less challenging. Movements done in mat pilates can be mimicked on the reformer. Doing pilates with equipment usually produces results (such as muscle toning) more quickly than doing mat pilates.
About Pilates Chair
The pilates chair is another piece of resistance equipment included in the pilates method repertoire. It consists of a large cushioned box, and springs (attached to pedals) which can be changed to produce the desired level of intensity for each exercise.
Pilates Reformer with Tower
A Reformer equipped with a Tower, such as the one seen here, allows the Reformer to be used as a Trap Table (also called a Cadillac). There is another exercise repertoire associated with this piece of pilates equipment.
Buy 1-Get-1 50% off at our Kearny Mesa Core Training Studio
Two People train together at our Kearny Mesa
core training studio: one pays half price!
Enjoy unlimited group Pilates Reformer, TRX. BOSU, foam roller classes
for 4 weeks for $159.
Or 10 group classes valid for 4 months for $250
Or 10 private classes valid for 4 months for $550
Train with a friend: one of you pays half price!
Interested in Pilates Mat classes? Let us know!
Make a reservation since we have a limited number of spots available per class
Call or text 858 735 8705 to save your spot!
Stretch and Roll class Mondays 12-1
We are now offering a new class: "Stretch and Roll" combines mat pilates exercises with foam roller fascial release. You won't believe how good you'll feel going back to work! Every Monday and Wed. from 12 to 1PM. Due to space restrictions, a reservation by text necessary: 858 735 8705. Single class $10. Package of 5 classes $40.
World Fitness Convention in San Diego
14,000 fitness professionals from around the world attended the recent World Fitness Convention in San Diego. 450 of us were awarded "Inspiration Medals" for exhibiting passion and purpose among our peers in the 4 days of workshops. You can see me in the lower right corner! (posted in IDEA Health and Fitness Journal) I had a blast and learned so much which I'm now integrating into powerful workout solutions using TRX, Pilates Reformer, and BOSU.
Pilates to Improve your Golf Game
We all want to hit the ball farther and feel good by the time we hit the 18th hole. Pilates mimics the golf swing so well that your game will definitely improve! By definition each exercise of the Pilates Method stretches something at the same time as strengthening something else. Perfect match for your golf swing. Corecraft knows how! Never more than 3 in a class.
Pilates to Improve Flexibility & Strength
Pilates is famous for building core strength and improving problem backs. But did you know that it is also AWESOME for improving your flexibility? One of the great assets of the Pilates Method is that you are always stretching AND strengthening simultaneously if done properly. Give it a try...never more than 4 in a class!
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