Saturday, October 25, 2014

Parents: Meet our feature, Heather, and learn core routines that you can do anywhere!

Dear Parents,

Heather, an amazing instructor at M2 Core+ Pilates, is our Saturday Feature. Heather is sharing amazing and simple ways to do Pilates during this hectic time period. The best part? You can do these exercises in the hospital room, outside the hospital, at home etc! Read more from Heather:
Pilates has many benefits and is a great way to improve flexibility, strength and endurance in the Upper torso and truck. It teaches you personal body awareness by connecting mind and body, while building coordination and control.  It will help elongate, lengthen and tone muscles from the inside out.  
Here are a few moves you can do anywhere, anytime without any equipment:
Pilates for a Stronger Core:
This routine focuses on isometric training which involves contracting muscles against stationary resistance; common for injury and rehabilitation or reconditioning. Helps strengthen upper-body and lower-body muscles along the front and midsection of your body. Increase flexibility, stabilization and posterior muscle groups. 
Complete the following for at least 60 seconds and 30 seconds if you are a beginner.  Repeat routine multiple times to achieve a higher heart rate or longer workout.
  1. Arm walk planks 
  2. Planks at least 
  3. Plank Mountain climbers at 
  4. Jumping Jack planks
  5. Rollups
  6. Bicycles 
  7. Tailbone angel
  8. Single leg stretch 
  9. Double leg stretch
  10. Hundreds

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