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Push Up on the Stability Ball is a variation of the original Pilates exercise Push Up. Depending on the placement of the ball, push ups on the ball can be easier on the lower back than regular push ups, which is a great way to increase core strength. All versions of push ups on the ball challenge the shoulder girdle stabilizers and help increase arm strength. You will strengthen your core and your arms safely and effectively! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos) and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
15 Jul 2009
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Banana Split: The Banana Split is a combination of the original Pilates exercises Side Lying Scissors (usually performed on the barrels) and Side Leg Lift Series #3, which we call the banana! This exercise tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles, especially the obliques, and sculpts long, lean legs! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos)and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
25 Jul 2009
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Froggies in the elbow scoop position is a variation of original Pilates reformer and barrel exercises. The key to success in this position is not allowing your body to relax! Be sure to press your elbows into your mat and lengthen your spine away from your sacrum while hollowing out your abs! You'll tone and flatten your abs, strengthen your core and sculpt leg muscles...all at the same time! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos)and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
29 Jul 2009
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Breast Stroke on the Ball is a variation of the original Pilates exercise Breast Stroke. Performing this exercise on the ball requires more core stability and balance than the mat version, so be careful not to push into the ball with your abdominal muscles to find your balance! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos)and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
5 Jan 2011
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ActivCore FEX (Functional Exercise) is a dynamic new core training system featuring the Redcord system from Norway. Pilates fans will love this unigue strength training system which features controlled instability so that the core muscles and surrounding muscles work in perfect harmony and synergy: supreme neuromuscular training! ActivCore has been used successfully in golf training, swimming training, tennis and skiing training (to name a few), all in an amazingly short amount of time! For years, top Olympic athletes have used ActivCore featuring Redcord for sports conditioning and the ultimate way to enhance sports performance. Now you can try it too! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos) and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
11 Aug 2009
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Shoulder Bridge with the Pilates Ring is a variation of the original Pilates exercise Shoulder Bridge. This version targets the inner thighs more, so you will sculpt both the backs of your legs (hamstrings and gluteus maximus) and the inner thighs. As always, don't forget to hold your abs in too! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos) and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth****
11 Aug 2009
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Rolling Like a Ball with Small Ball is a variation of the original Pilates exercise Rolling Like a Ball. Using the ball facilitates proper execution of the exercise and a deeper contraction of the abdominal muscles. You will tone the abs…and have some fun! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos) and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
20 Aug 2009
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Heel Squeeze with the Pilates ring strengthens the gluts and hamstrings to prepare you for original Pilates exercises such as Swan Dive and Double Leg Kick. By pulling the abdominal muscles in while lying on your stomach, you’ll protect your lower back and tone your abs simultaneously. We call this exercise the anti-gravity exercise for the amazing uplifting effects it has on ones’ backside!! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos), *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
27 Aug 2009
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Plank Leg Lifts on the Ball prepare the core stabilizers for original Pilates mat exercises such as Leg Pull Front and Push Up. By varying the position of the ball, you can make the exercise easier (if the ball is under the thighs) or harder (if the ball is under the shins). This exercise strengthens the core, the shoulder stabilizers and arm muscles and tones the muscles of the legs. Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos)and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store)
3 Sep 2009
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Seated Circles on the Stability Ball targets the deep stabilizers of the lumbar spine and activates the core. Range of motion can be modified to make it easier or a bit more challenging according to your clients’ needs. Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos), *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store) and Click HERE for class schedule.
10 Sep 2009
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Side Bends on the Ball is a variation on the original Pilates mat exercise Side Bends. This version is easier on the shoulder girdle, but because the ball adds instability, the core is challenged greatly here! Be sure to use the strength of your legs to help stabilize your torso and Side Bends on the Ball tones all the muscles of the body. Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos) and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
16 Sep 2009
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Toe Taps with the Foam Roller is a great preparation for all original Pilates exercises as it strengthens the core and flattens the abdominal muscles. Changing the place of the hands on the floor can make it easier or harder, so be sure to challenge yourself! Keep the abdominal muscles drawn in for maximum tummy flattening benefit! Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos) and *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for store).
23 Sep 2009
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Roll Up with the Mini Body Bar is a variation on the original Pilates exercise “Roll Up.” Using the Mini Body Bar can help individuals with tight lower backs roll up sequentially and smoothly through the spine, although its use does require more shoulder girdle stability. Mini Body Bars come in a range of weights, and we are using a 4 pound bar. This exercise tones and strengthens the abdominal muscles, increases flexibility of the spine and strengthens the shoulder girdle stabilizers. Please visit *******www.PilatesOnFifth**** (for more info), *******www.UltimatePilatesWorkouts**** (for more videos), *******www.Shop.PilatesOnFifth**** (for our online store!)
2 Oct 2009
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8 Oct 2009
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14 Oct 2009
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Hamstring Curls with Band is a variation of original Pilates exercises on the reformer. This exercise strengthens the hamstrings and tones the back of the legs. Be sure to keep glutes engaged and your abdominal muscles pulled in tightly to support your lower back. Dont let your hips lift off the mat as you bend your knee! Repeat 6-10 times each leg for maximum effect.
21 Oct 2009
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