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
In the last five years non-traditional approaches to hip replacements are becoming mainstream and tailored more to each client's condition. Master STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer, Melanie Byford-Young explains why it's important to know to stay current about hip replacement surgeries and understand … Read more about Therapeutic Pilates | Hip Replacements
Love it BUT don't leave it. Spinal rotation in all its forms is one of Melanie's most useful movement tools to restoring client movement. In a side-lying position on a mat, she highlights three variations of spinal rotation and how they encourage different movement in each segment of the body. … Read more about What Melanie Loves: Spinal Rotation
What's pulling you down? In clients with head forward posture, Melanie identifies three key areas in the body that contribute to this downward pull and gives tips for re-integrating healthy movement and alignment back into the body. … Read more about What’s Pulling You Down?
Fresh powder means it's time to hit the slopes. Melanie Byford-Young and studio guest star, Jacquelyn Dokke demonstrate a ski conditioning series on reformer that adds challenge and plyometrics to your workout. … Read more about Ski Conditioning on Reformer
Uh-oh. Avoid tripping this year. Fall prevention is crucial for clients with osteoporosis who are more susceptible to bone injury. Melanie's therapeutic tip explains how instructors can use Side-Star series to strengthen the hip, leg, and foot. Questions or comments? Please let us know. … Read more about Osteoporosis Strengthening of the Hip, Leg, and Foot
Elongate the erector spinae and start the new year with fresh movement inspiration. Melanie's focus today is on the erector spinae and how to restore the flexion relaxation response in these muscles using Roll Down with a weighted ball. … Read more about Muscle Focus: Erector Spinae
Pardon our flubs, flops, and all. We begin again in 2019! … Read more about Blooper Reel 2018