Reformer, Cadillac, High Chair, Ladder Barrel, Wunda Chair, PediPole, Armchair,....do all these words sound familiar to you? if not I encourage you to visit our studio and try a lesson. Joseph Pilates invented this and more pieces of equipment to stretch, strengthen and align your body under the guidance of a well trained pilates instructor. As Romana Kryzanovska used to say "Joseph Pilates was the genius of the body". At Pilates Marbella you can experience the true pilates
Although Pilates has seen a spike in its popularity in the past couple of years, a lot of people still don’t understand just how beneficial Pilates is to your body. Marbella Pilates will surely make you love Pilates even more. Apart from weight loss, Pilates has one very important benefit—it improves your posture. Pilates focuses on the muscles whose main function is to support your spine. These muscles are specifically the abdominus, multifidus and the pelvic floor muscles.
A full workout on the Cadillac will leave you feeling invigorated with it's fantastic balance of strength along with yummy stretches that you'll savor between the hard work. Tiziana finishes with the Traditional Ending. At Pilates Marbella we use the full range of pilates equipment including the Cadillac!
Of all the pieces of Pilates equipment you can find at Marbella Pilates, the chair offers the most athletic challenges. There are numerous intermediate to very advanced exercises, in addition to essential exercises for beginners. To perform the more advanced chair exercises well, you need good upper-body and leg strength, scapular and pelvic stability and a strong core. Unlike moves on the reformer or the mat, most chair exercises are performed while sitting or standing, whic
Lauren demonstrates the details of using the Pilates Foot Corrector with normal, healthy feet. Her student, Tracy, is a former ballerina and her strong, stable feet can be viewed as a standard for what feet aim to be! Don't fret if you own a pair of feet that don't fit this mold, the Foot Corrector can help bring them into balance.
In this video, MeJo shares her detailed cues and alignment instructions for a variety of exercises that are commonly used on the Pilates Ladder Barrel. For instance, you'll learn what to look for when first teaching the Swan Dive, and where to place your hands so that your student can feel what you're asking for. MeJo includes key details like how to increase a stretch without collapsing in the spine, understanding where the frame of the body is and how to correct it if it's
Kathi developed this workout to fit the needs of a young football player who had injured his shoulder and was told he would never play again. She needed a way to avoid putting any pressure on his shoulder while it healed and she used the High Chair for that purpose. This workout not only kept him strong, it allowed him to finish the season with his team. For those with healthy shoulders Kathi has included the High Chair arm work with her original inspiration. This is an incre
Using the foundational exercises on the Arm Chair (aka Baby Chair) at Marbella Pilates we use the chair to buildsstability in the body by providing an anchor to lengthen the spine against—the feedback the back of the chair provides is pure Pilates genius. As the exercises build, the back of the chair can move with the body requiring the spine to lengthen even more. Kathi provides a spotter to assist the movement if the student is not able to shift it yet. Three different vers
Whether you have bunions, weak or painful feet or you're looking to improve your athletic ability, stability and balance, the toe corrector is an invaluable tool! In this quick workout, Molly leads you through a series of simple and effective moves that will give you happy, healthy feet.
Do you feel hunched over? Joe Pilates created the Spine Corrector to correct your spine's curves. This quick series opens the chest, relieves tight necks and shoulders and stretches the upper back to help you look and feel 3 inches taller in less than ten minutes.