Focus of the week 5.8 - 5.13
Breathing for a stronger core
Prepare your body for summer by focusing on BREATHING for a better core, stronger abs, less stress, better control and coordination.
Why focus on breathing for a whole week?
It’s one of the essentials of a functional and healthy core. Your breathing muscles are also your postural muscles. The dark meat “always on” muscles that help you to stand up and sit up straight all day long!
Better breathing means less stress. Think “fight or flight” response vs. “feeding and breeding”. A relaxed system vs a stressed one. It’s essential to be able to shift our nervous system into emergency mode when appropriate, but how do we switch back? Watch hours of TV, maybe go for a hard workout, have a couple of drinks?
What if you could switch back to a calmer state just by breathing? Pay extra attention to Billows Breathing in class this week, practice next time you have a high alert moment and you will notice your self shift out of 4th gear back to normal.
Abs on autopilot
Your core muscles assist with respiration, so every inhale and exhale is an opportunity to make a permeate habit in your nervous system to activate your core.
Systematic and predictable
- We’ve worked with respiratory therapists and physical therapists to improve and make the breathing part of every exercise.
- The breathing techniques used at Studio One have been tried and tested on hundreds of clients over the last 15 years and we know what works.
All Studio One instructors use similar breathing exercises and cue in a similar order to achieve a similar effect.
“Van Alstine’s Structural Integration Exercise” Paul Van Alstine, advanced Rolfer® and Pilates instructor at Studio One Pilates, is the founder of VASIE.
VASIE is based on the exercise system devised by Joseph Pilates and the movement and postural concepts of “Structural Integration” developed by Ida P. Rolf. Had J. Pilates and I. Rolf collaborated to find the Unifying Theory of Exercise™ this holistic exercise program may have been developed long ago. Both were pioneers of powerful systems designed to change the body at a core level. Combining these systems VASIE is designed to make changes to the bone structure, re-ignite the link between breath and movement, and tone the fascia, as well as the muscular system. Unlike other workouts, VASIE builds physical, energetic, and emotional balance in the body.
FOLLOW THE STEPS
Learn the basics in Pilates 101 and sign up for a Whole Body Boot Camp or a
Healthy Back & Joint Basics class.
2-3 times per week for 4 - 6 weeks.
Continue with DEEP CORE TONING™ mat or reformer classes and Ballet Barre classes.
2-3 times per week for 4 - 8 weeks.
Keep doing your cardio routine at least twice per week. You will notice your body mechanics and cardiovascular system really improving, making it easier and more fun to hike, walk, run, bike and dance.
Add Integration Strength and Flexibility mat or reformer classes.
Always keep a Deep Core Toning class on your schedule!
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These 2 hour Saturday classes are the heart of learning vital skills.
Skills = Results
**You don't have to be a "Master" to take a Master class**
The master classes are the heart of your learning and education at Studio One.
They provide the opportunity to really slow down and learn something profoundly new about your body. Every master class is carefully designed to help you get several “ah-ha” moments.
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