by Laura Helsel | Feb 16, 2022 | Biomechanics, Fitness, Franklin Method, Hip Stability, IT Band, Pelvic Floor, Pilates, Teaching Tips, Tight Hip Flexors
Strengthening the gluteal muscles is recommended for virtually every hip and knee issue that exists. From patellar femoral syndrome and hip impringement to tight IT bands and dropped arches, improving the strength of the big power muscles of the bum are a key component to recovery. What to do when they don’t cooperate?
by Laura Helsel | Feb 25, 2021 | Hip Stability, Home Workouts, Pilates For Everyone, Tight Hip FlexorsWe are often asked why we insist on small props in all of our virtual mat classes. After all, Pilates was not designed with balls and bands, and don’t they just complicate things? Sometimes they actually simplify things. The PP method is all about ease, efficiency and...
by Laura Helsel | Feb 25, 2020 | Biomechanics, Fitness, Hip Stability, IT Band, Pain management, Tight Hip Flexors
Pilates Mat classes focus on core strength but for some, the work is felt in the hip flexor muscles instead. Simple tips to improve muscle balance can help shift the work back to the abdominals.