Pilates vs. GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®

Pilates vs. GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®

Chances are, you know a lot about Pi buy viagra 100mg lates. Chances are you do not know a lot about GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM®. GYROTONIC® is a relatively new fitness system (late 1970’s) touted by the likes of Madonna, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Jennifer Anniston. But despite its celebrity buzz, you still may not know much about it. At first glance, GYROTONIC® bears some resemblance to Pilates. They both build strength and flexibility. They both have equipment and non-equipment based exercises. Just as Joe Pilates inspiration came out of his own childhood rickets and asthma, Romanian-born dancer Juliu Horvath devised the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® to help rehabilitate his back and Achilles tendon injuries. Both methods... Continue ...

Posted on February 3, 2009 By

Pilates by Rael Isacowitz Book Review

Pilates by Rael Isacowitz Book Review

For a long while I didn’t pick up Pilates by Rael Isacowitz because I made an incorrect assumption that it was just a technical manual. While researching a topic regarding Pilates, I turned to the book for reference and found that I was quite mistaken in my assumption. Not only did I find the information I was seeking, I stumbled into a gem of a book. In the Introduction section Isacowitz explains that the book is geared towards Pilates professionals and serious students of the Pilates method with emphasis of further understanding Pilates and its benefits. He goes on to note that although the Pilates method has evolved since Joseph and Clara Pilates first developed Contrology, Isacowitz himself strives to maintain the essence... Continue ...

Posted on April 8, 2008 By

STOTT PILATES ®: Pilates on the Green Level 1 DVD

STOTT PILATES ®: Pilates on the Green Level 1 DVD

STOTT PILATES ®: Pilates on the Green Level 1 DVD by STOTT PILATES ® is one of the best golf-related Pilates videos currently on the market. Moira Merrithew brought in Michael Hunt, a golf instructor at the well renowned Jim McLean Golf School to help with a pre-round golf-specific warm-up and stretch segment as well as some golf drills that will help in muscular re-education for the golf swing. The actual workout segment is 36 minutes long. Ms. Merrithew takes two students (Natalia and Chris) through the workout, giving each of them modifications as necessary. They make excellent use of the golf club during the session so that avid golfers will feel as though they are making an actual impact on their golf game. Traditional... Continue ...

Posted on February 17, 2008 By

Tracey Mallett’s 3 in 1 Pregnancy System DVD

Tracey Mallett’s 3 in 1 Pregnancy System DVD

Tracey Mallett’s 3 in 1 Pregnancy System DVD is a nice combination of Pilates, Yoga, Sculpting and Stretching. It is a pleasant video to watch because of the mood, music and Tracey’s personality. She is in her third trimester and seems to be feeling great. She gives great modifications for the exercises while her partner does the exercises without the modifications. She makes great use of props including pillows, towels, a chair and weights. The program is very balanced and is divided into four sections with Upper Body, Core Conditioning, Lower Body and Stretching. Compared to other DVD’s, this program is different combining disciplines that are essential to feeling good regardless of if you are pregnant.... Continue ...

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