Local Pilates Classes at lunch
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.
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 FOR GOLFERS
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.
IMPROVE FLEXIBILITY WITH PILATES
Pilates is famous for building corestrength 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 3 in a class!
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!
THE ALL IMPORTANT GLUTES!
The Gluteus maximus is the largest muscle in the body, but for many it is also the most underused! We tend to use the front side of our body more in most daily activities, contributing to atrophy of muscles in the back. This can lead to back problems as well as knee problems. And overall body imbalance. The #ClassicalPilates method implemented at Corecraft addresses this. We regularly guide our clients through bridges, reformer squats, reformer side pushes, and other exercises to strengthen the glutes.Then we make sure to stretch out hip flexors in the front which become tight from so much sitting. Getting back in balance can be easier than you think with this simple strategy.
Claire Maund, owner of Corecraft, has been in the fitness business for 25 years. She loves sharing ideas she has discovered through those years.