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Alycea Ungaro

Updated Articles and Resources

By Alycea Ungaro

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • The Single Most Important Pilates Exercise for You and Your Children Created: Thursday, May 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      Forget 45 minutes a day. Practice this one move and live a longer life.
    • Get Pilates Strong: Lunges Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014
      Grab some Weights for Pilates Lunges and Tone Up
    • What is the Pilates Method of Exercise? Created: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      Famous for developing strength, flexibility and coordination, not to mention flat abs., Pilates is appreciated by everyone from elite athletes to seniors. Find out what makes the Pilates method so ...
    • The First 10 Pilates Mat Exercises and More Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2007 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      There is a traditional order to the Pilates mat exercises, as developed by Joseph Pilates. Here are the first 10 exercises of a classical Pilates mat exercise workout.
    • Exercises for Pilates Beginners Created: Friday, July 06, 2007 Updated: Monday, August 04, 2014
      This set of Pilates beginner exercises will help you build the core abdominal strength, stability, and flexibility that Pilates mat exercises are famous for.
    • Review: The Tye4® - Balance and Resistance Training Created: Tuesday, December 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      The Tye4 is a small piece of resistance training equipment that is worn on the body. Originally developed for standing Pilates exercises, it helps improve balance and posture.
    • Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates DVDs and Accelerator Created: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Read a review of the Winsor Pilates Slimming Pilates DVDs and Accelerator. This package from Mari Winsor is a weight loss and body sculpting program based on Pilates exercises.
    • DVD Review: LiveLife Pilates for New Mothers Created: Tuesday, March 06, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      LiveLife Pilates for New Mothers is a set of progressive post pregnancy exercises on DVD. Read this review.
    • Review: Pilates for Buff Bones® DVD Created: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      The Pilates based workout in the Pilates for Buff Bones DVD is designed to help you build and maintain strong bones. The exercises are safe for osteoporosis. Read the review.
    • The Real Alignment Pilates Mat Created: Tuesday, October 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      This unique pilates mat has an attractive design on it that serves as a visual aid for your alignment as you do yoga or Pilates exercises. It is designed by Alycea Ungaro author of Pilates Body in ...
    • Winsor Pilates Super Sculpting DVD Review Created: Wednesday, May 23, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Here I review the Winsor Pilates Super Sculpting DVD package. This weight loss support package includes DVDs with fat burning, body sculpting, and pilates circle workouts. It also includes the Wins...
    • Pilates DVD Review: Romana's Pilates Powerhouse Mat Workout Created: Sunday, February 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Romana's Pilates Powerhouse Mat Workout DVD includes a Pilates mat workout as well as documentary information about Romana Kryzanowska, one of the original students of Joseph Pilates and a revered ...
    • The Stretch-eze band and Pain Free Pilates DVD Created: Sunday, April 26, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      A Pilates equipment review of the Stretch-eze band, and the Pain Free Pilates DVD. The Stretch-eze band gives support for Pilates exercises that are difficult for some people.
    • Core Fusion: Pilates Plus - 5 Workouts for Flat Abs, from Acacia Created: Saturday, November 29, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Is this Pilates DVD from the Acacia catalog, 5 workouts for flat abs, really a Pilates DVD? Read this review and find out. Is it Pilates or just exercise?
    • Back of the Arm - Workout for Tone and Stability Created: Tuesday, July 05, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      More exercises than you think are arm workouts. Learn to use the back of the arm for tone and stability in Pilates exercises.
    • How to Roll Your Pilates and Yoga Mats Created: Wednesday, March 16, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn how to roll your Pilates and yoga mats for storage and to keep them clean.
    • Review: Toe Socks from ToeSox Created: Friday, December 17, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Toe Socks are fun. Add a non skid sock to socks with toes and you have functional fun. Read this review of toe socks for yoga and Pilates made by ToeSox.
    • Pilates Neck Pull - Tips from the Masters Created: Tuesday, November 16, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Get tips on how to do Pilates exercise neck pull from the great Pilates instructors Romana Kryzanowska, Jay Grimes and Kathy Grant as shared by Alisa Wyatt.
    • Do Pilates Exercise Control Balance Created: Tuesday, September 14, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Get free Pilates exercise instructions for control balance. This is an advanced Pilates mat exercise that builds on skills learned in the roll over, jack knife, and scissors exercises.
    • Pilates Ring and Foam Roller Workouts on MP3 Created: Monday, December 07, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      This Pilates workout on MP3 download gives you a Pilates ring workout with exercises that activate core muscles and tone the arms and butt. The foam roller exercises teach stability, stretch and m...
    • Tip: How to Size Your Exercise Ball Created: Monday, March 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Pilates and other exercises are fun on an exercise ball. Use these tips to make sure your fitness ball is the right size and provides enough stability for the exercises you want to do.
    • How To Use Fruit and Protein in a Pre-workout Smoothie Recipe Created: Saturday, July 19, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      How to make a smoothie, with fruit, protein, and vitamin supplements for your pre-workout health shake. Cory Holly, health and fitness expert, gives us his smoothie recipe.
    • How To Do the Pelvic Clock Created: Monday, May 28, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Pelvic clock is a basic Pilates exercise that will help you understand the difference between neutral spine and flat back, and how to move the pelvis with the abdominals.
    • How To Do Pilates Bicycle Created: Monday, May 21, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      We all love an exercise that works a lot of areas at once. Bicycle, done the Pilates way, will work your legs, your butt, your abs, shoulders and arms. Bicycle is part of the free Pilates exercise...
    • How To Do Open Leg Balance Created: Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Open Leg Balance is one of the best Pilates mat exercises I know testing the strength of the lower abdominals. Core strength is the name of the game here as you will literally lose your balance unl...
    • How To Do Inner Thigh Lifts Created: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Inner Thigh Lifts work your legs from your core abdominals. They tone the thighs and abdominals and stretch the hips.
    • How To Do Single Straight Leg Stretch Created: Monday, December 18, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      This Pilates mat exercise works the endurance of the abdominals, and gives a great stretch to the hamstrings. It can be modified for different levels. Single straight leg stretch is part of the fre...
    • Embodied Created: Sunday, July 10, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      A definition of embodied along with synonyms and examples of use
    • How To Do Plank on the Exercise Ball Created: Monday, April 06, 2009 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Plank on the exercise ball is one of the best ab exercises. These free Pilates exercise instructions for plank on the exercise ball will teach you to make plank one of the best ab exercises you kno...
    • Pilates Fitness Ball Created: Monday, December 11, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Fitness balls are big balls, 55cm - 75cm, that are used in all kinds of fitness scenarios from physical therapy to yoga, Pilates, and general exercise. Also known as exercise balls, balance balls, ...
    • What Does Pilates Mean? Created: Thursday, September 14, 2006 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Pilates is both a term for a system exercise and the name of a the person who founded the Pilates method of exercise, Joseph Pilates.
    • Pilates Reformer Exercise - Climb a Tree Created: Sunday, August 12, 2012 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Learn the Pilates reformer exercise climb a tree. This is an intermediate exercise that focuses on the abdominal muscles, the back muscles, and the hamstrings. You can also try climb a tree on the ...

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