Peak Pilates MVe Complete Workout System DVD’s

Peak Pilates MVe Complete Workout System DVD’s

Peak Pilates has recently released several new DVD’s in their MVe collection. They are fusing fitness and Pilates in a variety of ways for a “Complete Workout System”. I recently enjoyed two of them and came away with some good ideas for my clients and classes. The MVe Definition Reformer DVD is a beginner workout on the reformer combining Pilates mat exercises, squats, lunges and handheld weights for upper body strength. The program has a nice pace, shows modifications and keeps you moving on and off the reformer for a good total body workout. Master Trainer, Zoey Trapp does a good job of cueing her two participants and keeps them flowing for 50 minutes on the MVe Fitness Reformer. Master Trainer, Sonia... Continue ...

Posted on May 15, 2008 By

Pilates Equipment

Pilates Equipment

What’s better for me, Mat Pilates or Pilates using equipment? This is a common question posed to Pilates instructors and the answer can be pretty straightforward—one isn’t necessarily better than the other, it just depends on your exercise goals and tendencies as well as your wallet. Mat Pilates can be done in group sessions or in private settings and the repertoire can be varied using an assortment of small props such as flex bands, a Pilates ring (aka Magic circle), small or large balls, foam rollers or arc barrels. Pilates apparatus workouts can also be done in private or group settings but are more commonly found in private studios rather than larger gym type facilities. These sessions tend to be more costly due... Continue ...

Posted on February 18, 2008 By