Try This: How to Do a Bridge

ABC Pilates | Try This: Bridge

If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young.
—Joseph Pilates

Whether you’re pushing and strengthening your body while working out, or compressing your vertebrae while at work, you’re constantly putting stress on your body throughout the day. The bridge articulation helps to unload the spine by enabling the segmental, fluid movement that can help the muscles move more freely.

Why you should be doing Pilates bridges

  • To open up and facilitate articulation and mobility through the vertebrae of your spine
  • To loosen up tight back muscles
  • Breath facilitates movement to stimulate blood flow

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Practicing Pilates Daily

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The mind, when housed within a healthful body, possesses a glorious sense of power.
- Joseph Pilates

Since the 1920’s, one of the most exciting aspects of Pilates is that it continues to offer a great workout for people of all ages and fitness levels. No matter where you are in life, you will most definitely benefit from practicing Pilates. Here are five reasons why you should incorporate Pilates practice into your daily life: 

  • Balance out. By learning how to stabilize your core while moving in all ranges of motion, you gain better balance. Strengthening those small, deep core muscles will keep you standing strong whether you’re working on your golf game or simply doing laundry, while connecting mind to body will help with coordination and movement to keep you strong throughout your daily routine.

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June Newsletter | Studio News

Meet Our New Instructors  |  Members Only Tip  |  Social Hour at ABC

New Girls on the Block     

Amy Federman
Amy Federman

Please join us in officially welcoming our new instructors to the ABC Pilates family!

Amy Federman comes to us with a wealth of Pilates knowledge, and her classes are already filling up. She is sure to deliver one effective workout!

ABC Pilates | Marta Fridegotto
Meet Marta!

Marta Fridegotto will be adding a Pilates Barre class to our schedule that’s guaranteed to make you sweat and feel muscles that you didn’t know you had!

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ABC Yoga

Therapeutic Yoga.
Therapeutic Yoga.

ABC’s Yoga classes are gentle workouts designed to accompany your Pilates practice to heal, restore and prevent injury. All Yoga classes are taught by our certified Yoga Therapist/Physical Therapist, Liz Montagna.

In true ABC fashion, we offer a variety of Yoga classes for you to try out, each with their own unique focus.

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Try This: How to do a Roll Up

The “roll up” is a classic Pilates exercise, in fact it’s No. 2 in Joseph Pilates Mat Sequence. I teach it in every class—on the Mat, Reformer, Tower, even in TRX. Why do I love it so much?

Why you need to be doing roll ups

  • One full roll up is as effective as SIX standard sit-ups in strengthening your abdominal muscles!
  • It increases spinal flexibility and stretches the hamstrings.
  • It’s a challenging exercise whether you are a beginner or advanced.
  • It embodies our ABC motto: “Always Be Connected” by requiring a mind-body connection and a synchronicity of breath with movement.


ABC Pilates | Tip of the Month | Roll UpHow to do the classic roll up

Step 1

Lie down on your back, legs together, and reach your arms up overhead only as far as you can keep your ribs on the mat.

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