One of my favorite parts of the day 💙 Nursing and holding my almost ONE year old (he turns one tomorrow!) I’m dying with how fast this year has gone, but looking at this picture he still looks like my baby. I’m so grateful for this special time I get to have with him. If he’s awake, I turn my phone off and tickle his back, or arm and play with his hair making lots of eye contact. If he’s sleeping I’ll sing to him for a minute and work on my phone. Also, he bit me for the first time last night 😬 but that’s ok, I’ll keep nursing you little boy.
Because, why not! I’ve always thrived on trying and learning new things- it keeps life interesting. This was my first aerial silks class! I struggled through it, and my forearms hated me when I was done, but definitely some good times. •never be afraid to try something new because life gets boring when you stay within the limits of what you already know•
Working on core strenght and spine mobility with the amazing ladder barrel invented by Joe Pilates
⚡️H I P EXTENSION=B O O T Y LIFT👌🏼✔️
❤️This is by far one of my all time favorite hip openers and hip strengtheners. To be honest, I hate this position with no assistance, BUT 👆🏼with an assist such as the chair or a barre, I LOVE this position. 😁Funny how a little assist can SO change an experience !👌🏼
▪️When I first started doing what I call standing T's it felt nearly impossible. Talk about being humbled ! I would spin like a top on my leg, it was the weirdest thing ! I couldn't understand what was happening in my own body, which of course as an instructor, just humbled me more. 🔸But #persistence and #practice always pay off. Don't ever avoid something that you feel you "fail" at. Give yourself the opportunity to learn and grow and you may be very surprised to find what you thought you couldn't or never would be able to do, or do better, or do well, you can today. And each day you continue to practice it just gets better. I stuck to it because I understood the benefit of this exercise for my hips, knees, ankles and feet, and my back. It was huge to me ! I couldn't have opted to skip it, it was too important and something I clearly needed and was missing ! It's STILL a challenge freestanding on the mat. I realize how much strength I lack in my hips. But I'll just keep at it. So hoping that speaks to someone today to encourage ! We are all on a journey and each is individual. ✨On another note, it's chair day and it's been a long time since I posted with the chair. #wundachairwednesday for @lori.shipp AND this is one of my favorites for hip extension so for 🙌🏼#HealingWithPilates 🌟44 with @zaynagold & @functionfabulous ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️🤸🏻♀️
✅This can be done with hands just on a kitchen counter, back of a chair, or a barre. ✅Make sure to stay centered over the floor and not lean off to one side. (It's normal to feel more "pressure" coming down through arm of side with leg lifted) ✅Really focus on keeping chest broad, heart lifted. ✅Careful to keep your upper body the same level in space as your hips, not lower or higher. ✅Pull your leg back from fold of glute (for the rest see continued in comments😉)
The challenge of doing this is the springs coming from 2 sides, you can easily tell which side of oblique is stronger than the other. Plus holding the tower helps to reduce the tension around the neck and shoulders.
Pilates Instructor: “You can put a red and yellow spring on, even a high red if you prefer.”
Me: “Never opt in for that high spring people. I know from past experience.”
INDEED 💙💚 | be kind to your spine ~ #movement heals @happyspine_
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Here’s my take on a recent #moveoftheday by the gorgeous Nancy @nancycastiglioni and Niki @at_the_mat 😊. Take a look at the original as it is much more complex and fabulous! #matpilatesforeveryone
It’s ❄️ DAY 3️⃣ of the #WhitePilatesChristmas challenge! This naughty 😈 but nice 😇 elf ❤️🙋🏼♂️💚 has been busy wrapping 🎁 , so it’s time for a little side plank party with a twist 🧜🏽♂️🎅🏻! Be sure to flip over 😎🍑❄️❄️ ! 🎄
@pilatesbylisa 📹: @dianaelledge
#PilatesMat : @balanced_body
how many days until crop top season returns? also here's some bridging 🍑
✨Today’s scheduled workout on the online studio at www.pilatesbylisa.com.au is the “New Zealand New Legs” full length workout video✨
This workout was filmed in incredible Wanaka, New Zealand.🇳🇿 We are going to reshape and sculpt the entire lower body using efficient, effective moves that target every muscle group. Get ready to feel the burn! 🔥🔥🔥 Check it out now: www.pilatesbylisa.com.au ❤️
Será que os nossos professores já estão em clima de festa e pegando mais leve com os nossos alunos?! 😊 #pilatesmichelleaguiar