Lee Vallely

The Benefits of Pilates Equipment

Pilates equipment is a signature component of the Pilates methodology.  The equipment originated from founder Joseph Pilates’ rehabilitation work in internment camps during WWI.  He used bedsprings to create resistance for strength training for the sick internees under his care.  Joe Pilates’ original equipment was the beginning evolution of all Pilates equipment and the start …

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8 core strengthening exercises to help with “centering”

What’s at the core of movement? Our core. We need our core muscles in order to improve our physical abilities and reduce pain while exercising. These muscles help us stabilize our pelvis and spine while improving posture and alignment.  That’s why in Pilates, moving from our core is actually one of the eight Pilates movement …

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