July exercise of the month: Theraband on-the-go part 2

Last month our video featured exercises with the convenient theraband- an excellent prop for a workout on-the-go! Follow this next video for more, and sign up for our July Masterclass, Vertical Pilates with Ashley!

Exercise 1: Bicep Curl w/ Thera-band

Set up:
Standing in lunge position
Thera-band double wrapped  around front foot
Hold thera-band in both hands
Pelvis and spine in neutral

Move:

Inhale: Contract abdominals and stabilize scapula
Exhale: Extend humerus
Inhale: Flex bicep

Exhale: Return to starting position
10 repetitions

Modifications:

Reverse Grip- Palms facing away from torso toward floor

Exercise 2: Tricep extension w/ Thera-band

Set up:
Standing in lunge position
Thera-band double wrapped  around front foot
Hold thera-band in both hands
Pelvis and spine in neutral

Move:

Inhale: Contract abdominals/ extend humerus and flex elbows
Exhale: Extend elbow
Inhale: Return to starting position

10 repetitions

Modifications:

Rotate palms so they are facing the mat

 
 

kinectED: Pilates Programming for the MS Client

505MS is a disease that is often misdiagnosed and can manifest in many different ways, confusing to the client as well as the instructor. In mentee participant Meghann Koppele’s Pilates Programming for the MS Client the pathology, symptoms & contraindications of MS will be demystified and thoroughly investigated. Modified exercises on the mat, reformer, cadillac & chair will be introduced as well as myofascial release techniques to increase proprioception. Workshop participants will also have the opportunity to:

-Understand the effects that MS has on the body in order to have the confidence to work with a client that has MS.

-Learn a basic gait assessment and how to apply that information in sessions.

-Develop hands-on skills to assist clients in completing the exercises with proper form.

-Learn how to incorporate the Kane School ball and foam roller for releases as well as exercises.

-Learn modifications for advanced clients and clients with limited mobility, including wheel-chair bound clients.

Friday, 7/18: 1-6pm / CECs: Kane School = 5 hrs / Cost: $150 – sign up now!

Instructor Spotlight: Meet Oron

Meet Oron!

Oron Fiksel PT, DPT, CFMT moved from Tel Aviv to New York in 2008 and completed his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Long Island University. During his second year as a student, he had taken multiple continuing education courses through the institute of Physical Art. Following his graduation in 2012, Oron moved to Milwaukee and completed the Orthopedic residency in Functional Manual Therapy/IPA and passed the CFMT with honors. In addition, Oron holds a degree from Wingate College for Sport (Israel) in Physical Education with a strong emphasis on treatment in children with postural dysfunctions.

Prior to moving to New York, Oron had worked as a personal trainer, strength and conditioner and spinning instructor. Oron believes in treating the body as an integrated system with an holistic approach in order to facilitate and improve function.

 

Schedule a session with Oron, and learn more about Fishbein Physical Therapy here.

Instructor Spotlight: Meet Erin

Meet Erin!

New to the studio is Expert Level Pilates Instructor, Erin Hamilton. Erin is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and came to New York to further her opportunities in the dancing world. Trained classically from Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s school, she spent several seasons dancing with a small contemporary ballet company before undergoing several joint surgeries, ultimately leading her to Pilates. Finding her recovery slow and with mediocre results, she began using Pilates as her primary modality for post rehab and specific strength training. Erin is an advocate for Pilates in the rehabilitation world and uses her experiences to help her clientele whenever possible. She obtained her certification in mat and apparatus from the Kane School and is also certified from Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) .

schedule a session with Erin today!

Tuesdays 7am-3pm

Thursdays 7am-4pm

kinectED: Advanced Reformer Intensive

504Hitting a ceiling with your advanced reformer choreography? Are you finding it difficult to break your client out of the intermediate reformer rut and move them into the advanced choreography world safely? Join Kinected Director Matt McCulloch for his Advanced Reformer Intensive as he covers both original and contemporary advanced reformer choreography. Also covered in the workshop:
  • pacing & programming of the advanced and super advanced choreography
  • modifications to progress intermediate clients safely into the advanced level choreography
  • an introduction to the super advanced choreography and little known exercises such as scorpion, control balance arabesque, high bridge, grasshopper, breast stroke, rocking, russian, head front and back & bridge with arm pulls (see pics below!)
  • spotting techniques & transitions for the super advanced exercises that provide a safer and more confident atmosphere for both instructor and client
  • palpation of key muscles groups in the advanced choreography to allow the client to focus on the true emphasis of the movement

Saturday & Sunday, 6/21 & 6/22: 9am-2pm – there are limited spaces available; sign up now!

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June exercise of the month: Theraband on-the-go

Last month our masterclass featured exercises with the convenient theraband- an excellent prop for a workout on-the-go! Follow the video below to build upper body strength, and stay tuned for more exercises!

Exercise 1: Standing Row with/ Thera-band

Set up:
Standing in lunge position
Thera-band double wrapped  around front foot
Hold thera-band in both hands
Pelvis and spine in neutral

Move:
Inhale: Contract abdominals
Exhale: Flex elbows wide and retract scapula
Inhale: Hold elbows in flexed position

Exhale: Return to neutral

10 repetitions
Modifications:
When flexing elbows keep them close to torso instead of a wide position.

Exercise 2: Chest Expansion w/ Thera-band

Set up:
Standing in lunge position
Thera-band double wrapped  around front foot
Hold thera-band in both hands
Pelvis and spine in neutral

Move:

Inhale: Contract abdominals
Exhale: Extend humerus
Inhale: Pulse arms in extension/3 x

Exhale: Return to starting position

Modifications:

Hold the humerus in extension focusing on the isometric contraction for 5 counts

Join Clare this month as she teaches us how to incorporate a theraloop, bumpy ball and magic circle into our on-the-go routine.

Props on-the-go, Friday, 6/27 6pm. Sign up!

Functional Therapy: Massage meets Pilates in this beneficial hybrid

Functional Therapy sessions combine Massage therapy and Pilates, providing an environment of complimentary strategies for balancing the body in a single session.  Each appointment is designed for an individual client to release global muscle tension patterns through massage and re-educate under-recruited muscle fibers via Pilates, thus enhancing functional movement throughout the body.

We explored the benefits of Functional Therapy in our latest interview with Expert Level Pilates Instructor and Massage Therapist, Vienna Wilson:

Kinected: How does Functional Therapy differ from a regular Pilates session?

Vienna: Functional therapy combines the complimentary practices of massage therapy and Pilates to release binding muscle tension and reeducate healthy muscle/joint action.

Musculo-skeletal imbalances involve patterns of both muscle overcompensation and weakness. The dual strategy treats both essential aspects of the condition.

K: How will the full body massage directly affect a person’s performance/ability as they transition into movement?

V: During the full body massage, specific areas with heightened tension will be released and integrated into a whole body treatment balancing tone.

Reduced restriction and enhanced joint freedom aids a clients ability to engage movement through a greater range of motion. Clients that choose to begin with Pilates training and finish with massage get the benefits of enhanced recovery.

K: How often should one take Functional Therapy sessions, and how can this therapy be incorporated into a regular workout routine?

V: This very much depends upon the unique needs and goals of the client. The sessions evolve as the client does. They get to choose the pace and goals. Weekly often works well as a whole body tune up and getting new skills to practice throughout the week.

Functional Therapy sessions include the distinct but complimentary techniques of therapeutic massage and Pilates to restore healthy movement patterns throughout the body. 90-min sessions begin with a full body massage for muscle balancing and assessment, followed by strategic, core-based movement education designed for the specific body’s key needs. Mat-based ‘homework’ is also available for clients that wish to expand the benefits between sessions.  Clients who wish to start with movement, followed by release are welcomed to request it.

 

Read more about Vienna and schedule a session.

Check out our other wellness offerings here.