Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series: Day Six!

Sat, April 08, 2017

Day six, you have almost completed a full week of Pilates, make sure you acknowledge that…it’s no easy feat! Today’s workout focuses on the muscles of the back, in particular the back extensors. Your core does not finish at your abdominals, in Pilates we refer to the “girdle of strength” that wraps right around your centre and includes back extensors. This is your entire core, or your Powerhouse as we call it in Pilates! Working these muscles not only builds a well-supported spine but also increases it’s longevity and completes the Powerhouse to give you balanced, even strength. A strong back is essential for good health (and looks great in summer tops too!)

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Five: The Abdominal Series!

Fri, April 07, 2017

Wow, week one is coming to a close, if you have been joining me every day of the working week, well done! Today we are getting into the nitty gritty of the abdominals and working the entire Powerhouse with the Series Of Five. This series is integral to the Pilates Mat Work and you just can’t beat it for effectiveness, it is second to none for achieving strength, tone, stability, flexibility, precision and alignment. Today’s workout has a strong emphasis on the tradition transitions, the flow of movement and the technique required to make these five exercises seamless!

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Four: Find Length

Thu, April 06, 2017

Congratulations on making it to day four! That means that you have shown up to the mat and exercised with me for the majority of your week, that's an achievement in itself! Today we are going to really slow it down and move at a more deliberate pace. you've put in a lot of hard work so far making it through three days of progressions, now it's time to focus on the stretches and flexibility you need to progress to that next level.

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Three: Progression

Wed, April 05, 2017

Welcome back for day three of your "Kickstart Your Pilates" 14 Day Ultimate Beginner Series! I am SO excited you've joined me again and made the effort to meet me on the mat, so let's make it count! Today we are going to do some more slight progressions on the exercises that we have been practicing, so that you can see exactly how all of these fundamental movements apply to every single exercise.

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series Day Two: Just A Little More!

Tue, April 04, 2017

Welcome back! I'm so thrilled you have rolled out your mat and joined me for a second day in a row! That's an accompishment within itself, as sometimes just getting your mat out can be half the battle. So keep it up! Day Two is just a very slight progression from day one, it's all about making small changes that will piece together to give you the strongest foundation possible! We wil be making a few slight adjustments to our range of motion, engagement and adding in variations.

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Kickstart Your Pilates - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Sun, April 02, 2017

Hi Everyone! We are so excited to finally be able to launch Day One of our Kickstart Your Pilates Series! This is the most comprehensive, effective program available that will provide you with all of the knowledge, tools and techniques you need to start your Pilates practice and then proceed to take it to the next level! Day one covers the fundamentals of Pilates including how to engage your "Powerhouse", finding neutral spine and perfecting your breathing technique. For the month of April we will not be releasing a new workout every week. Instead, commencing today, and for the next 14 days, we will be releasing a new, full length workout as part of the Kickstart program every single day! These progressive workouts will not only give you a great basis to workout from but will build your fitness from the ground up so you are getting maximum results and moving your body exactly the way it was meant to be moved! This series is ideal for everyone, including complete beginners wanting to start with the strongest practice possible, post natal or rehabilitation clients seeking to return to exercise and anyone who currently practices Pilates and wants to perfect their technique! The Kickstart Series will be a permanent addition to the Online Studio which means you can repeat any of the days until you feel ready to move on. If you want to repeat Day 1 for 3 or 4 days, that's OK, or if you want to go back and refresh and revise a day you've already done, that's OK too, you choose when you're ready to progress! We will continue to e-mail a weekly schedule to all members for those who would still like to follow a workout routine or even add the workouts to the daily kickstart series. We are very proud of this new series and are excited to join you on your Pilates journey!  See you on the mat for Day One!

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Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series: Day One!

Sun, April 02, 2017

Welcome to day one of your Kickstart Your Pilates 14 Day Beginner Series! This Day One workout is going to go over all of the fundamentals required for the Pilates mat work. We are going to cover establishing neutral spine which is the ideal alignment to perform the exercises. We will also learn how to correctly engage your "Powerhouse", commonly known as your core, and also the breathing technique used to enhance the exercises. We will be practicing the very fundamental exercises and performing them with precision and flow.

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Get The Most Out Of Your At-Home Pilates Workouts!

Fri, March 31, 2017

If you work long, exhausting hours, you're busy with family, constant travelling takes away any consistency or you just simply can't get to the gym, practicing Pilates at home is the absolute ideal solution. Your workout is always just one click away. Simply roll out your mat, select your workout, press play and go! If you struggle to find the motivation, time or effort needed to get fit and achieve your fitness goals, this blog is all about how to optimise you at-home Pilates practice and make the very most of the affordability, accessibility and convenience that online workouts provide!

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Create Perfect Posture Today!

Thu, March 30, 2017

Is your posture a major concern? Do you constantly have nagging back pain? Do you feel out of alignment after carrying kids, school books or heavy bags for most of your life? Attaining perfect posture with Pilates has so many added benefits, along creating a beautiful asthetic it creates flexibility, strength, endurance and mobility of the spine. If this isn't a major priority in your fitness goals, then it is well worth putting it at the top of your list! The number one way to achieve this is with Pilates, read on to discover exactly how it transforms your posture and also my personal workout recommendations for attaining a strong, supportive back!

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Make The Most Of Your Week - Your Seven Day Workout Schedule

Sun, March 26, 2017

Hi Everyone! When you stretch, do you feel energised? Not only does stretching feel great but it soothes aching muscles, increases lean muscle and dramatically improves flexibility. Stretching elongates and helps to detox your system You will feel energised and revitalised as well as improving your posture, fitness, tone and well-being. Even if you only have a few minutes to spare nothing makes you feel better than a great stretch. Having trouble sleeping? Try one of our stretching workouts before bed. We have many routines to choose from!  This week we are putting the final touches to our fantastic new "Kickstart Your Pilates" 14 Day Workout Series! This is the most comprehensive, effective program available that will provide you with all of the knowledge, tools and techniques you need to take your Pilates practice to the next level! This series is ideal for everyone, including complete beginners wanting to start with the strongest practice possible, post natal or rehabilitation clients seeking to return to exercise and anyone who currently practices Pilates and wants to perfect their technique! Commencing April 3rd 2017, we will be releasing a new full length workout every single day for 14 days that will take your practice to a whole new level! The workouts are progressive every day and build your fitness from the ground up so that you are getting maximum results and moving your body exactly how it's designed to be moved! The beauty of the online studio? You can start this series any time! A new workout will be posted each and every day from the 3rd-16th of April and will be a permanent addition to our online studio, so you can watch the videos as many times as you like, you can choose when you progress! This is completely FREE to all members, and for a limited time we are offering 20% off your first month for the first 50 new monthly members to sign up! So if you're a beginner and have always wanted to try Pilates or you know someone who would love to start their Pilates routine, this is the ideal program! Simply enter the coupon code KICKSTART20. Your first 10 days are free, sign up now so you don't miss out! www.pilatesbylisa.com.au

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