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Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat with Gym Toys!

April 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


with Marcia Timboy, Personal Trainer

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Pilates Apparatus Workout on the Mat!: How to utilize equipment (gym toys) on the mat to simulate Cadillac and Reformer apparatus exercises.

Get the benefits of expensive apparatus work in a mat class using fit balls, yoga balls, bands, weights, blocks and sliding pads. As in all good Pilates classes, you will access your core muscle groups with breathwork, and initiate every action by utilizing your core.

This is a full body workout. Strengthen your core: abs, gluts, hips and lower back. Move out to your upper body: rhomboids, trapesius, deltoids, triceps, forearms, wrists and hands. Work your lower body: inner thighs, quads, hamstrings, soleus, tibia, ankles and feet.

Use of equipment not only adds more challenge to your workout, it also assists to make certain moves more accessible. People who have not been able to do roll-ups and roll-downs unassisted, often find success with proper use of the equipment acting as a counterweight. Includes warm-up and cool-down stretching. Watch Marcia demonstrate in this video.

Marcia shares how the basic principles of Pilates apply to this equipment-based mat class. She explains the mechanics of each exercise, the part of the body benefited, and how the exercise on the mat simulates work on the apparatus.

marcia pilatesMarcia L. Timboy is a Personal Trainer & Group Exercise Instructor with over twenty years experience in the Health & Fitness industry. Her specialties are Pilates Mat, Yoga, Cardio & Strength Boot Camp classes. Marcia has been the Physical Activity Educator for the University of Hawai’i, CTAHR’s Nutrition Education for Wellness Project, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator for the Nu’uanu YMCA of Honolulu, Fitness Center Manager at the Mauna Lani Bay Resort, corporate wellness presenter in San Francisco, Aerobics Coordinator at the SF Chinatown YMCA, Lecturer on Fitness at the University of Hawaii-Hilo, Director of YO (Youth Outreach) Dance Projectand a Physical Therapist Aide/Exercise Specialist. Marcia holds certifications with the Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, Silver & Fit, YMCA, American Council on Exercise, Aquatic Exercise Association, PhysicalMind Pilates Institute, Active-Isolated Flexibility-MPI, ReCreative® Breathwork, is an American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor; Authentic Pilates Apparatus and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Trained.


April 19, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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