Pilates Equipment Exercises to Improve Torso Rotation

Pilates Equipment Exercises to Improve Torso Rotation

Last month we posted an article about using Pilates Mat exercises to help improve torso rotation for golfers. Now we continue to focus on torso rotation but will address the improvements using the Pilates Reformer and Cadillac rather than Mat work. Additionally, we offer these exercises (mat as well) for all clients involved in athletics of any sort. Of course Pilates in an excellent exercise choice for golfers but if you think about it, many other athletes utilize torso rotation. Watch a baseball player throw a ball—they rotate their upper body one way to prepare for the throw then rotate their torso around a stable lower body to bring the ball forward and eventually release it. How far would the ball go if the player... Continue ...

Posted on February 10, 2009 By

Year in Review: 2008 and the Future

Year in Review: 2008 and the Future

Happy New Year to the entire Pilates Digest community!  We are looking forward to an exciting year at Pilates Digest.  Since our launch in 2008, we have had an unbelievable response from our subscribers and contributors. Popular Pilates Articles from 2008 If you are just joining us and you missed 2008, here are some of the most popular articles from last year: Pilates Equipment Foam Roller Fun Pilates and Running Three Simple Exercises for a Better Golf Game Principles of Pilates Pilates for Power in your Golf Game Looking Forward to 2009 We want to hear from you this year.  What was your favorite conference of 2008 and why?  Did you find a workshop that was unbelievable?  Post either events for free in our new Conference... Continue ...

Posted on January 13, 2009 By

Pilates for the Love of the Sport

Pilates for the Love of the Sport

I have been an avid cyclist since 2001. When my husband, Joe (a Personal Trainer), and I were married, we each purchased steel-framed LeMond bikes. Every summer weekend, we would go out and ride for miles and miles. Now with two little girls, we work hard to balance our family lives, our full-time jobs as fitness professionals, and our love of cycling. To accommodate our busy schedules, we tend to favor workouts that allow us to condition for cycling and our other favorite sports without injuring ourselves. It is with this experience in mind that I developed a program, Pilates for Athletes, to help cyclists become pedal powerhouses in no time flat. Pilates’ integration of the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle, as well... Continue ...

Posted on August 21, 2008 By