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Episode 65 : Functional Footprints® with the Chair
Nancy Myers introduces functional footprint exercises while sitting on a chair.
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Episode 64 : Dual Foot Correctors
Nancy Myers shows us standing footwork using two foot correctors.
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Episode 63 : Using Functional Footprints®
Nancy Myers shows how Functional Footprints work as well as some exercises.
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Episode 62 : Individual Digit Work
Nancy Myers gives us some individual digit exercises using Joe’s Toe Gizmo®
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Episode 61 : Using Joe’s Toe Gizmo® on the Reformer
Nancy Myers shows how to incorporate the Toe Gizmo into your footwork on the Reformer.
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Episode 60 : Matwork with the Toe Gizmo®
Nancy Myers demonstrates how some Toe Gizmo exercises can be incorporated into traditional matwork.
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Episode 59 : Introduction to the Toe Gizmo®
Nancy Myers demonstrates some standing footwork exercises that can be done on the Toe Gizmo.
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Episode 58 : “Releases” on the Foot Corrector
Nancy Myers shows a variety of exercises that promote myofascial release for the feet using the Foot Corrector.
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Episode 57 : Exercises and Pilates on the CoreAlign®
Nancy Myers shows a variety of exercises - including some Pilates work - that can be done on the CoreAlign.
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Episode 56 : Variations on Kneeling Mermaid
Lindy Royer demonstrates some variations of Kneeling Mermaid using the Clinical Reformer.
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Episode 55 : Variations of Rollover and Corkscrew
Lindy Royer shows some challenging variations of Rollover and Corkscrew using the Clinical Reformer.
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Episode 54 : Active Stretching
Tom McCook shows some stretches that can result in better activation of the core and shoulder girdle.
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Episode 53 : Teaser with Variations.
Lindy Royer, PT, demonstrates a modification of the Teaser exercise with variations using the Clinical Reformer and Infinity Footbar.
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Episode 52 : Supine Arm Pulls on the Clinical Reformer.
Lindy Royer demonstrates a variation of resisted arm pulls on the Clinical Reformer using the Infinity Footbar.
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Episode 51 : Resistive Stretching
Tom McCook demonstrates a series of stretches that simultaneously relate to flexibility and strength.
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Episode 50 : Seated Rowing Variation with the Purple Ball
Lizbeth and Portia demonstrate a great exercise sequence seated on the Reformer using the purple ball.
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Episode 49 : Feedback Tools for Abdominal Work
Tom McCook uses a strap on the mat as a feedback tool for anchoring the ribcage during abdominal work.
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Episode 48 : Advanced Work on the Cadillac (Trap Table)
Julian Littleford shows some exercises on the Cadillac that work the adductors against the abductors, and the front torso against the back torso.
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Episode 47 : Mat Exercises for Pregnancy
Jennifer Gianni shows several exercises that can help your pregnant clients both before and after delivery.
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Episode 46 : Using the Purple Ball on the Reformer
Lizbeth Garcie and Portia Page show us some armwork using the purple ball on the Reformer.
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Episode 45 : Implementing the Shoulder Girdle for Posture, Balance and Movement
Tom McCook shows three exercises that focus on the shoulder girdle in relation to improving posture and balance.
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Episode 44 : Breathing with Mat Work
Amy Taylor-Alpers continues her series on breath and how it both affects and is affected by Pilates exercises.
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Episode 43 : Advanced Push Up Series on the Trap Table
Jullian Littleford shows an advanced variation of push-ups that will challenge even your most experienced clients.
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Episode 42 : Exercises for Pregnancy on the Wunda Chair with the Smartspine
Jennifer Gianni shows a few exercises that you can do for pregnant clients in their first and second trimester.
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Episode 41 : Innovative Reformer Routine
Portia Page demonstrates a few prone work exercises that will spice up your Reformer classes with the help of a Pilates Arc.
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Episode 40 : Breathing with Rolling
Amy Taylor Alpers demonstrates how rolling is specifically designed to empower breath.
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Episode 39 : Assisted Roll Back
Julian Littleford goes over an assisted Roll Back on the Trapeze table with a simple modification for clients who have a posterior pelvic tilt.
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Episode 38 : SmartSpine and Reverse Corkscrew
Jennifer Gianni uses the SmartSpine to bring increased awareness to small deviations your clients might have while doing Reverse Corkscrew on the Cadillac.
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Episode 37 : Innovative and Fun Exercise on the Reformer
Portia Page shows how to add a challenging and fun exercise variation on the Reformer using a Theraband and a Pilates Arc.
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Episode 36 : Breathing with Mat Work
Amy Taylor Alpers demonstrates some mat exercises that can increase and empower your breath mechanism.
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Episode 35 : Side Stretch Advanced Concepts
Julian Littleford shares some tips and tricks on getting the most out of the traditional Side Stretch exercise.
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Episode 34 : SmartSpine and Footwork
Jennifer Gianni uses the SmartSpine with a footwork exercise to improve your clients' balance and strengthen their feet, ankles and lower legs.
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Episode 33 : “Halo” on the Reformer
Portia Page shows a great workout for your Reformer classes that combine adductor work, hamstring work and “Chest Squeezes” with a twist.
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Episode 32 : Breathing with Shoulder Bridge and the Pedapul
Amy Taylor Alpers shows how to use Shoulder Bridge and some exercises on the Pedapul that will help strengthen the breathing mechanism.
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Episode 31 : Assisted Teaser Prep
Julian Littleford shows a very simple and safe way for you to work with your clients on posteriorly tilting their pelvis in Teaser Prep.
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Episode 30 : Kneeling Arms with a Ring
Portia Page shows a really fun exercise that you can add to your reformer class. It works core stability, rhomboids and oblique system.
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Episode 29 : Breathing with Springs on the Cadillac
Amy Taylor Alpers shows how the springs work with the exercise "The Breathing" on the Cadillac.
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Episode 28 : Advanced Leg Pull Front
Julian Littleford shows some advanced variations to the classic exercise Leg Pull Front.
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Episode 27 : Seated Arms Facing Front Challenge
Portia Page ads a level of difficulty to the reformer exercise Seated Arms Front, just by adding a Ultra-Fit circle.
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Episode 26 : Breathing with Tricep Press & Swan
Amy Taylor Alpers shows how the chair can enable your breath, with two classic Pilates exercises; Swan and Tricep Press on the chair.
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Episode 25 : Advanced Variations to the Push Up Series
Julian Littleford shows some advanced variations to the Push Up Series on the chair.
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Episode 24 : Legs in Straps with the Purple Ball
Portia Page adds a new level of complexity to Legs in Straps with just a purple ball.
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Episode 23 : Breathing with Standing Push Down
Amy Taylor Alpers shows how the chair can enable your breath, with two classic Pilates chair exercises.
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Episode 22 : Advanced Variations of Pike
Julian Littleford shows an advanced variation of the Pike, using the Exo Chair with split pedal.
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Episode 21 : Single Leg Footwork with Purple Ball
Portia Page shows how to spice up your Reformer routine using the purple ball.
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Episode 20 : Breath On the Chair
Amy Taylor Alpers demonstrates how the chair can enable your breath, using two classic Pilates exercises.
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Episode 19 : Challenge for the Classic Push-Up
Julian Littleford demonstrates an advanced variation of the push-up in combination with long stretch front.
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A Conversation : Alan Herdman, Julian Littleford & Troy McCarty
Enjoy this special presentation which took place at Pilates on Tour® in Chicago, October 2012, moderated by Marcia Polas.
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International Podcasts

Hanging Back Stretch : Finnish
Maija Paulamaki demonstrates her favorite advanced exercise for Snowboarders.
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Swan Progression : Spanish
Candia Raquel demonstrates a simple Swan Progression that is great for anyone who spends any time at a computer.
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Magician : Russian
Anna Fedoseeva demonstrates different advanced variations of The Magician on the Trapeze Table, which is good for hip stabilization and advanced core work.
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Rising Back Stretch : Korean
Kyung Sik Lee and Ye Rim Lee demonstrate an innovative technique to help deconditioned clients stretch their upper backs and work on the core at the same time.
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Tower and Pilates Arc Routine : Korean
Hyun Jung Lee shares an integrated exercise for your athletic clients, using the Allegro Tower and the Pilates Arc.
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Lower Back Exercises : Hebrew
Sigal Rozenblum demonstrates an exercise on the fitness ball that works and releases the lower back - great for anyone who drives or sits a lot.
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Episode 18 : Breathing with Up & Down Stretch
Amy Taylor Alpers shows how breathing is affected by the Reformer springs in both Up Stretch and Down Stretch.
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Episode 17 : Advanced External Obliques
Julian Littleford shows an advanced exercise that targets the transverse abdominis and the external obliques.
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Episode 16 : Breathing with Elephant & …
Amy Taylor Alpers shows a few classic Pilates exercises on the Reformer and how breath is key in each.
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Episode 15 : Advanced Climb a Tree : Julian Littleford : 11/15/10 : 1m48s : 13.8megss
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Episode 14 : Breathing with Knee Stretch Series : Amy Taylor Alpers : 11/10/10 : 5m36s : 41.8megs
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Episode 13 : Classic Work - Backstroke Rowing : Julian Littleford : 11/02/10 : 1m52s : 14.8megs
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Episode 12 : Breathing with Stomach Massage : Amy Taylor Alpers : 10/27/10 : 4m42s : 35.1megs
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Episode 11 : Preparation for Star : Julian Littleford : 10/11/10 : 3m24s : 24.9megs
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Episode 10 : Breathing in Pilates – Breathing with Coordination : Amy Taylor Alpers : 10/04/10 : 6m05s : 45.0megs
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Episode 9 : External Oblique Locator & Exerciser : Julian Littleford : 09/29/10 : 9m03s : 67.3megs
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Episode 8 : Breathing in Pilates – Looking at Footwork : Amy Taylor Alpers : 08/20/10 : 7m30s : 55.4megs
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Episode 7 : External Oblique Locator & Exerciser : Julian Littleford : 08/13/10 : 9m03s : 67.3megs
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Episode 6 : Breathing in Pilates - With Springs : Amy Taylor Alpers : 08/07/10 : 9m22s : 69.5megs
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Episode 5 : Hamstring Locator & Exerciser : Julian Littleford : 07/30/10 : 3m51s : 29.1megs
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Episode 4 : Breathing in Pilates - With and Without Springs : Amy Taylor Alpers : 07/25/10 : 7m16s : 53.5megs
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Episode 3 : Variations of the Seated Mermaid : Julian Littleford : 07/16/10 : 3m51s : 28.2megs
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Episode 2 : Breathing in Pilates - Introduction : Amy Taylor Alpers : 07/09/10 : 8m45s : 65.1megs
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Episode 1 : Advanced Side Laying Work : Julian Littleford : 07/02/10 : 3m43s : 27.3megs
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Season 1

Episode 34 : Standing Work on Rotator Discs : Elizabeth Larkam : 12/28 : 5m30ss : 40.4meg
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Episode 33 : Naming Your Pilates Classes : Valentin : 12/21 : 2m41s : 19.6megs
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Episode 32 : Why Do Pilates Bootcamp : Portia Page : 12/15 : 1m41s : 11.7megs
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Episode 31 : How to Pack your Pilates Classes : Portia Page : 12/07 : 1m46s : 12.3megs
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Episode 30 : Choreography & Endurance : Valentin : 11/30 : 2m24s : 17.2megs
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Episode 29 : The Pilates Advantage® : Portia Page : 11/16 : 1m39s : 11.1megs
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Episode 28 : Studio Open House : Nico Gonzalez : 11/09 : 3m42s : 26.8megs
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Episode 27 : Working on Back Extension : Valentin : 11/02 : 3m04s : 22.1megs
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Episode 26 : Balanced Body, Balanced Mind : Portia Page : 10/26 : 1m59s : 14.0megs
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Episode 25 : Heavy Resistance vs Light Resistance : Nico Gonzalez : 10/19 : 3m04s : 22.1megs
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Episode 24 : Moving the Head & Neck : Valentin : 10/12 : 3m04s : 22.1megs
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Episode 23 : Class Programming Ideas : Portia Page : 10/05 : 2m55s : 20.9megs
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Episode 22 : Improve Your Posture : Nico Gonzalez : 09/28 : 4m41s : 34.4megs
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Episode 21 : Stretches for the Leg : Valentin : 09/21 : 2m33s : 18.4megs
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Episode 20 : Core on the Reformer : Portia Page : 09/14 : 40.0MB : 5m27s
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Episode 19 : Get Fitness Club Members into Pilates : Nico Gonzalez : 09/08 : 26.8MB : 3m42s
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Episode 18 : Footwork on the Chair : Valentin : 08/31 : 16.9MB : 2m21s
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Episode 17 : Cardio Infused Pilates Workout : Portia Page : 08/24 : 33.1MB : 4m35s
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Episode 16 : Yoga Enthusiasts and Pilates : Nico Gonzalez : 08/17 : 39.9MB : 5m27s
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Episode 15 : Start Your Own Studio : Valentin : 08/10 : 26.2MB : 3m36s
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Episode 14 : Pilates Bootcamp : Portia Page : 08/03 : 50.0MB : 6m48s
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Episode 13 : How to Hook Your Fitness Club Members on Pilates : Nico Gonzalez : 07/27 : 42.8MB : 5m49s
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Episode 12 : Pelvic Mobility and Stability : Valentin : 07/20 : 17.4MB : 2m26s
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Episode 11 : The Group Advantage in Pilates Training : Portia Page : 07/13 : 11.8MB : 1m44s
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Episode 10 : Exercises for Seniors : Nico Gonzalez : 07/06 : 34.4MB : 6m03s
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Episode 9 : Working on Push Ups : Valentin : 06/29 : 13.7MB : 2m28s
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Episode 8 : Focusing on the Upper Body and Core : Portia Page : 06/22 : 36.6MB : 6m26s
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Episode 7 : Improving Hand/Eye Coordination for Athletes : Nico Gonzalez : 06/15 : 19.3MB : 3m20s
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Episode 6 : Working with Older Adults : Valentin : 06/08 : 25.9MB : 3m46s
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Episode 5 : Lower Body Focus on the Reformer : Portia Page : 06/01 : 35.5MB : 6m34s
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Episode 4 : How Cyclists Can Improve with Pilates : Nico Gonzalez : 05/26 : 22.7MB : 4m03s
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Episode 3 : Focus on the Chest and Arms : Valentin : 05/18 : 15.3MB : 2m19s
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Episode 2 : Golf Inspired Pilates Workout : Portia Page : 05/11 : 34.8MB : 6m09s
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Episode 1 : Keeping Your Upper Body Balanced : Nico Gonzalez : 05/04 : 42.6MB : 5m35s
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