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Newsy Pilates Stuff , Issue #3
February 04, 2011

February 2011 Issue #3


Thank you for joining me. Together, we can enjoy our pilates exercises with increasing understanding about what our bodies need.

This month ask yourself - “Why do I put up with my fat waistline?
Featured this month:

  • Infomation about core strength and the best exercises
  • Illustrated abdominal exercises
  • Video on the 3 best ab exercises
  • Celebrity Spotlight - Why Hilary Duff always looks so long and lean and loves her pilates

Best Ab Exercises

The best abdominal exercises are the ones that help develop core strength. Doing sit-ups and crunches will only take you so far, but if you looking for good overall core muscle strength you’ll need to do more. Sit-ups work only the rectus (the six-pack). The exercises in this newsletter will help tone the whole abdominal area including lower back. Why do you need to go further? Core muscles include the corset muscles (transverses and oblique abs), your diaphragm, your pelvic floor and lower back muscle. The pelvic floor muscles are literally the foundation of the core and need special attention. See Pelvic Floor Exercise at at this link. Having strong core muscles has great benefits which include:
  • Improved balance.
  • Good posture.
  • Stronger back muscles to stabilise and support the spine.

  • Together with strong core muscles, you must also develop strong back muscles. You'll find useful exercises on our website – CLICK HERE

    The Best Stretch

    An easy extremely effective abdominal stretch can be enjoyed on a pilates ball. It's also the best stress buster in the business. No instructions needed, just copy the pic. It feels so good......

    Abs Hundreds Exercise

    On the mat in this position. Lift both shoulder blades off the floor and pump arms up and down. Start with 10 repeitions and work up to 100 - that's how the exercises got it's name.

    Ab Exercises Video

    3 GREAT EXERCISES No need for you to read words - video has audio capability.

    Click HERE for VIDEO.

    Our Celebrity Spotlight

    In this issue of Health, actress Hilary Duff talk about feeling more confident and finding the perfect balance in her life. This includes pilates 3 times a week. She was quoted as saying "I was a gymnast when I was little, so I think Pilates is really important to helping me stay long and lean. I try to do it three times a week. I also do circuit training. Before I wasn't doing much cardio — just Pilates — and I wasn't getting the same results, so I bumped up my cardio and do circuits probably twice a week."

    See PICS & click here to:

    READ MORE....

    Til next month,
    Best wishes, Pamela.

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