Category Archives: Modifications and Props

  • Knee Rescue Strategy for getting down/up from the floor

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! How to get up/down from the floor w/out bearing weight on the knees 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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  • Paying Attention to the Stabilizing Arm

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Understand what is happening to the arm on the Footbar during the push phase 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! […]…

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  • Modification for Tight Shoulders

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Help clients understand how to work within their current ROM 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, […]…

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  • Turn the Corner: Yoga Block Hip Work

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! Create medial glide with the femur using a yoga block and strap. 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! – Get the hook up! Legs In Straps On The Reformer

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! See how a simple climbing clip from the hardware store can help you access the nooks and crannies of femur and hip mobility! SHOW NOTES: Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Inside Outside Upsidedown: Pelvic Clocking

    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! – Pilates Rotational Skills Part 4

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOW NOTES: To purchase the overball used in this episode click here. To purchase the SmartSpine product used in this episode click here. Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear from you – […]…

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  • The Pilates Show Mondays! – Posture Play at Work: Pilates at the Computer

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! SHOWNOTES Find info on SmartSpine Products here 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 […]…

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  • The Pilates Show Mondays! – Sitting Pretty

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! In this episode, Jen gets into Support and Release Positions for Sitting… SHOWNOTES Find info on the SmartSpine Cervical Disc here. Find info on the Overball here Find info on the Green Spikey Ball here Have a question you’d like to […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Finding Center

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! In this episode, Casey shoots for the bullseye… SHOW NOTES: For info on our Release Workshops click 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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  • The Pilates Show! – Smart Massage

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! In this episode, Casey gets smart about massage… SHOW NOTES: For info on SmartSpine products click 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, […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Boundless Health!

    Click the Alerts icon above for an email reminder when a new episode posts! In this episode, Casey talks Cellular Workout… SHOW NOTES: For More info on Cellular Exercise click here. For info on our Release Work Workshop click here. Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? We want to hear […]…

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  • Rotator Disc: Supine SI Joint Opening

    Contemporary Pilates is famous for all the props we use and the very innovative ways we use them! I think Joe would have approved this forward, creative thinking to expand the work. One of these versatile props is the Rotator Disc. In this video we are using it to pick up imbalances in how the […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Faux Reformer #2

    In this episode, Casey uses a reformer without a reformer – again! SHOW NOTES: Find info on SmartSpine™ products HERE Find info on the online Apprentice Program HERE Find info on the online Refresher Program HERE Find info on Casey’s online Release Workshops HERE Have a question you’d like to see addressed? Have a comment? […]…

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  • The Pilates Show! – Faux Reformer #1

    In this episode, Casey uses a reformer without a reformer! SHOW NOTES: 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!…

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  • Overball Deep Neck Flexor Strengthening Exercises

    The deep flexors of the neck are a very important area to pay attention to while working with your clients. Very often the neck flexors are underused and over stretched. Poorly constructed seated posture reinforces the forward head shear that accompanies too much computer work and drive time. By focusing on the area on the […]…

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  • Saw with Blankets and an Overball

    The mat Pilates repertoire is brilliant in its entirety. The exercises flow into one another with seamless transitions. Each exercise is a preparation for the the one after it. But what happens when you cannot do all of the exercises the way that they were designed? How can we get the work to translate to […]…

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  • Overball Ab Curls

    Oh, how we love the Overball! This prop has so many uses! Today we explore how it can be used to facilitate ab curls, a cornerstone of the Pilates repertoire. With the instability and the support of the Overball, it is easier for the clients to access their core musculature while learning to flex their […]…

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  • Overball Under the Head

    Many of us hold a great amount of tension in our first two cervical vertebrae. The suboccipitals are small deep muscles that connect the occiput, C1, and C2. Watch a simple exercise on the Overball that will help clients to balance these muscles that nod the head forward and back, and rotate the head side […]…

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  • Overball for Pelvic Clocking

    The overball is a wonderful prop because it elevates and highlights the subtleties of pelvic movement. Before we can cue our clients to optimal alignment, we must first teach them how and why their pelvis moves at all. That knowledge then can be used as a powerful tool to change the body, and it is […]…

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  • Green Spiky Ball Under the Glutes

    Here at Fusion we are always looking for ways to make our clients more aware, independent movers. Nowhere is this self awareness more important than in a group class dynamic. While your hands cannot be on every person at once, there are tools you can use to help facilitate balanced movement by the clients. By […]…

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