Category Archives: Lower Body

  • Movement of the Toes, Ankle and Hip

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Create isolated movement at the ankle and hip. Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or […]…

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  • Explore the Intrinsic Movement of the Femur

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn how to create a pure movement of the femur in the socket. Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment […]…

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  • Create Space in the Knee

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn how to activate to create space in the knee joint. Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on […]…

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  • Create Space in the Knee

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn how to activate to create space in the knee joint. Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on […]…

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  • Strengthen Connections to the Sacrum

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn how to create balance at the sacrum and lower back. Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on […]…

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  • Movement in the Ankle and Lower Leg

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn how to keep the ankle, lower leg and knee balanced. Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on […]…

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  • Stable Ankles in Calf Raise

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! What to watch for in the ankles when doing calf raises on the reformer or even the floor so you don’t promote a pattern of Supination or pronation Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to […]…

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  • Separate Low Back from Hamstrings

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Teach clients to understand how to get more from their hamstrings in Feet in Strap on the Reformer Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from […]…

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  • Foot Alignment Part 2: How We Line Up the Feet

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! A short sample of what will be covered in Dorene’s upcoming Foot to Hip Connection workshop Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – […]…

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  • Foot Alignment Part 1: How We Line Up the Feet

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! A short sample of what will be covered in Dorene’s upcoming Foot to Hip Connection workshop Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here! Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – […]…

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  • Round About: Kneeling Pilates Hip Work

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn a strength and mobilizing hip exercise that most anyone can do. SHOW NOTES: Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here!   Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST […]…

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  • Donkey Kick: Kneeling Pilates Hip Work

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn an assisted hip opener to create better glide in the socket. SHOW NOTES: Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here!   Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST […]…

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  • Spin the Tissue: Side Lying Reformer Work

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Learn an application with the Pilates Support Scarf to align the leg. SHOW NOTES: Want MORE?! Check out our workshops here!   Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST […]…

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  • The Pilates Show Mondays! – Inward Strength: Internal Rotator Strength

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOWNOTES Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you! For more info about the pelvic floor check out Pelvic Floor: Foundation for Support by Lesley Powell click here – and Pelvis in […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Waking up the Hamstrings: Balancing Muscles of the Upper Leg

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOW NOTES: Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or at the Forum! Interested in more in depth workshops? Check out our online […]…

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  • The Pilates Show Mondays! – Standing Pilates: Quick Core Workout

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOWNOTES Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you! Comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or at the Forum! Interested in more in depth workshops? Check out our online workshops! Would you like […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Turn-out Tune Up: Identifying Deep External Rotators

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOW NOTES: Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or at the Forum! Interested in more in depth workshops? Check out our online […]…

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  • The Pilates Show Mondays! – A Talus Tale: Repositioning the Talus to Improve Dorsiflexion

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts!   SHOWNOTES Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you! Comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or at the Forum! Interested in more in depth workshops? Check out our online workshops! Would you […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – The Pelvic Rib Ring: Pilates Rotational Skills Part 2

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOW NOTES: Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – POST BELOW! Comment below, on Facebook, Twitter, or at the Forum! Interested in more in depth workshops? Check out our online […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Arch Support

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! In this episode, Casey talks about foot articulations! SHOW NOTES: Find info on Casey’s Practical Release workshop here. See lots of free videos on Release Work here. Find info on the ball used in this episode here. Have a question you’d […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – The Bee’s Knees

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! In this episode, Casey gets into some knee mechanics! SHOW NOTES: You can find more information on SmartSpine™ products here. Check out Lesley’s Posterior Lateral Hip Workshop here. You can purchase a green spiky massage ball here. Have a question you’d […]…

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  • Correct Calf Raises on the Chair

    The skills needed to perform calf raises correctly are many. And this work is not just for ballerinas either. Almost every client that you will see will actually walk into your door. This means that they need as much range in the ankle as possible as well as as much mobility as possible through the […]…

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  • Glute Strengthening in the Side Lying Position

    Many of us have trouble toning and sculpting the sides of the glutes and upper leg. We often hear this area referred to as the saddlebags. As we learned in our last post, the gluteus medius serves to abduct the leg (moving the leg away from the center line of the body). This is the […]…

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  • Correct Calf Raises on the Mat

    Working calf raises into your mat classes and private sessions is essential in the practice of bringing the Pilates repertoire into upright moving posture. All of the work that we do in the studio means nothing if our clients cannot translate it into their everyday lives. Working on calf raises is the perfect place to […]…

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  • Glute Strengthening in the All Fours Position

    The Gluteus Maximus is one of the largest and strongest muscles of the body. It originates along the top of the pelvic bones in the back and attaches to the rear of the leg bone. Its primary function is to extend the hip (to move the thigh to the rear). This is the first of […]…

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  • Yoga Block Foot Work

    Most of us have one side of the body and especially one leg that overpowers the other. See a simple exercise that can help balance the strength on both hips, legs, and feet as well as create better joint mobilization. All of this equates to easier, more functional movement! Thanks for watching! Leave us your […]…

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  • Toning the Glutes: Pilates Bridging Exercises

    It’s time to firm, tone, and sculpt the gluteal muscles! Most of us have some (or many) complaints about our tush. It seems most of us think our bottoms are too big or not big enough — and no matter what the complaint, most of us are looking for it to be a bit more […]…

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  • Manual Foot Spiral

    The composition of the foot is a myriad of osseous matter intertwining with connective tissue, muscles, and fascia. Our foot is a complex structure that, when aligned properly, is built to propel us through space with grace and ease. Unfortunately, so many people have lost the foot’s innate shape and spiral. It is our job […]…

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  • Opening and Closing the Feet

    The feet are a vital component to the alignment of the whole body. Sadly, most people pay more attention to what shoes they are wearing instead of the condition of the bottom of the foot! The health of the arch is directly dependent on how you move and use the feet. We are constantly exploring […]…

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