When you have good balance, you have a better ability to quickly adapt to changes in the body position and react to unexpected variations. In this video, Melanie explains how an instructor can begin to help a client improve the proprioceptive system with slow and fast tracking—linking the … Read more about Train the Brain to Improve Balance
Summer is nearly here, and for many Pilates clients that means its time to start playing sports and being able to throw or control a racquet or golf club. In this clip, Melanie shows how you can start to integrate throwing actions on the reformer to help clients learn to open up and eccentrically … Read more about A Pilates Throw for Shoulder Control
Learn a series of exercise progressions on the Pilates Reformer to help the scapulae glide and slide along the ribcage and develop dynamic mobility and … Read more about “Un-Stick” the Scapulae to Stabilize
One person is not like the other and this is true with lower back pain, as well. In this clip Melanie explains why program choices must be tailored specifically to each … Read more about Personalize Pilates Programs for Low Back Pain
Using the Pilates Stability Chair as a tool to retrain, re-balance and coordinate the muscles around the hip and trunk, Melanie advises to add lateral hip exercises to help eliminate and minimize the impact of … Read more about Get Dynamic Hips to Prevent Trips
Slips, trips, and falls can happen to anyone. Here, Melanie explains how building better capacity in all planes may help to prevent small falls and mishaps from becoming big … Read more about Falling Down Much? | Build Up Capacity
The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) declares that 54 million U.S. adults age 50 and older are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. To Pilates teachers these numbers are significant: It means that one of every two female clients—and one of every four male clients—who walk into a Pilates … Read more about Bone Up With Pilates
The Clam is an excellent exercise...when executed well. Here, Melanie explains why she often uses a stability ball to facilitate movement, and what to look for and … Read more about Reclaim the Clam!