We’ve finally launched our quick and efficient workouts on YouTube taught by our very own Amy Nosowitz. Amy has been teaching pilates in LA for the past few years and we thought it would be fun to create some easy workouts under 15 minutes for you to do at home.
Planks are a wonderful way to build strength because:
A: You can do a plank anytime and any place!
B: They are a full body work out and all you need is your own body!
Start with a regular plank and hold it for as long as you can. You can either do a push up position or a forearm plank on your elbows. I recommend the forearm plank if you have bad wrists.
Cellulite is many of my clients’ biggest complaints. Working out and eating well can tone muscle and get rid of fat. Cellulite can be more frustrating because it is mostly caused by genetics.
The appearance of cellulite comes from fat cells pushing through fascia. fascia becomes dehydrated with lack of movement or age, and cellulite becomes more apparent.
The most common problem area for cellulite is the upper legs and butt. Rolling out these areas drains the lymphatic system and helps rehydrate the area, thus reducing the appearance of cellulite!
3 ways to Roll:
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Many of my clients say they don’t stretch enough. We have this problem because we find working out more important, we have limited time or we get bored with stretching. But stretching is really important. Try stretching every day for just 5 minutes and see what kind of difference it makes in your body!
1. Spine stretch forward:
This is a great stretch because it stretched your hamstrings, lower back and works your abs. Start with feet mat width apart, feet flexed, arms straight out in front of you parallel to the floor. Inhale sit as tall as you can. Exhale round forward reaching your lower back, back in opposition, your nose between your knees and your fingertips past your toes. Inhale sit tall. Repeat 5 times.
2. Hip stretch (supine pigeon):