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In this section you will find tutorial videos or slow workouts where many explanations are provided. The content is for beginners, advanced students and everyone in between.

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  • Pelvic Floor Coordination - 15 min

    This video will teach you the exercises that you need to reinforce but also how you should be able to coordinate their engagement and work. Useful for anyone and most importantly before/after delivery, menopause and any other pelvic floor pathologies (also for men)

  • Good Morning Workout - 15 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    The workout video “Good Morning Workout” focuses on an osto-articular warm up and light muscle activation.
    It’s perfect to get started and feel better as we move through the day: whether we are engaged in important meetings around the city, picking up the kids at school or...

  • Essential Oils & Breathing

    Discover how essential oils can help us breathe better!
    Danielle O'Connell from Urban Wellness has been working with essential oils for years and in this presentation she teaches how oils are used in general and how we can take advantage of their properties to relax and enhance our breathing

  • Stabilize your Shoulder - 26 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    Are your shoulders hypermobile, weak or unstable? This is a great routine of exercises that you can do in the very beginning of the process and that you can also do later on making sure you increase reps, sets and weight.
    Shoulder de-coaptation, segmental reinforcement of ...

  • Ankle Sprain

    If you haven't had the chance to tune in live, here is our call for the month of June.
    The focus was ankle sprain but we also went over other topics of interest like the "9 parts of the Abs"
    Enjoy the recording and I'll see you next month!

  • Desk ELDOA & Stretches - 8 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    It’s important to have a regular workout routine but the best thing we can do for our general health is to add some stretches during our day at the desk. Yes! Put an alarm and stop for 7 minutes of stretching at least twice during your 8-hour workday. It will make your bod...

  • Kids ELDOA - 5 min

    Open level - Pace: Slow
    We have a specific ELDOA for kids that are too young to coordinate so many details and actions. This exercise is great for all kids but most importantly it can help a kid manage a scoliosis that is escalating during growth spurts.

  • Closing the Gap - 15 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    Many women find out what a DIASTASIS is only after they deliver. Not too many OBGYN’s talk about it and honestly not too many women want to share their frustration about it, and they keep silent. The diastasis is the separation (gap) between the two parts of the rectus abd...

  • General Cervical ELDOA - 12 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    In this class we prepare the shoulder and neck area with a gentle osteo-articular warm up to then flow in all the cervical ELDOA positions without specifically focusing on any of them. Perfect quick break from the desk or restorative picker upper at the end of the day.

  • Goodnight ELDOA - 12 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    This is the perfect amount of time to dedicate to ELDOA before bedtime! Bring your leg up on the wall, read a couple of pages of your favorite book and follow me for the next 10 minutes: lumbar spine, cervical spine and breathing.

  • The Power of Awareness - 30 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    No movement session, sport activity or class will be beneficial and efficient without developing awareness for the movements. Awareness is the picture in your brain of your body in space. It’s like a hidden mirror: the clearer and more realistic that image is the more dema...

  • Building the Plank - 20 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    When something is hard, break it down, deconstruct it, pull it apart and all of a sudden you realize that you can do already so much (so many components) of what that exercise is made of. The plank is a full body exercise and its very beneficial to everyone to maintain and...

  • Shoulder: proper movement - 8 min

    Open level - Pace: Slow
    These drills are great to warm up the shoulders before a class, while rehabbing from little tears and inflammation and also to get ready for your “A” game. The 5-point shoulder de-coaptation, scapulae mobilization and some stretching with the towel will help you safely ach...

  • Breathing: Relaxation - 11 min

    Open level - Pace: Slow
    One of the most important muscles for respiration is the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the biggest and most powerful muscle of the human body, but it’s often ignored and played down because we don’t see it…
    We go to the gym to strengthen muscles like glutes and biceps (to lo...

  • Spinal Articulation - 25 min

    Open Level - Pace: Slow
    The spine is divided into 33 segments, 24 of which are mobile. The function of every joint in the body is to be able to move. Spinal articulation, the sequential movement of all the joints in the spine, is important for wellness for any sport activity and to prevent injuri...

  • The 100: Abs Killing workout - 12 min

    Open Level - Pace: moderate
    Do you only have a few minutes, but you want to feel your abs and work them deep? This is perfect for you! The 100 and the abdominal series are iconic sections of the Pilates Mat and believe me, they get to the CORE in a deep and intense (good intense) way!