Oxygen Magazine January 2013

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Media

Oxygen Magazine January 2013

“Buff on a Budget” Oxygen Magazine January 2013

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Pilates Style Magazine Review

Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Media

Pilates Style Magazine Review

Pilates Style Magazine November/December 2012

“NO EXCUSES: Get your Pilates on at home – in your cozy living room – with these new DVDs and a book to boot, perfect for sculpting and toning newbie and advanced bodies alike.

~ Heidi Dvorak

Laura Tarbell’s Ultimate Abs and Core

LEVEL: All

EQUIPMENT: mat, foam roller, stability ball, one light weight

WHO: STOTT PIALTES-certified Laura Tarbell owns Tarbell Pilates in Hogansburg, NY, and the creator of Plyo-Pilates.

WHAT: Standard abdominal exercises, a killer stability ball segment with taxing rollover balances to help facilitate core connection, and a foam roller segment that challenges balance – all of which make for a well-rounded program.

TARGET: Speficially designed to challenge hard-to-reach abdominal muscles.

BUY THIS BECAUSE: Tarbell offers just the right recipe of simple, classic moves done well, combined with creative variations that will hold your interest.

SPECIAL FEATURES: For those who want to understand the hows and whys, Tarbell provides comprehensive explanations and demos on five key Pilates elements: breath, spine position, shoulder position, posture, and precision.”

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Oxygen Magazine’s ABS Special Spring 2012

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Media

Oxygen Magazine’s ABS Special Spring 2012

“Exercise Throwback!” Oxygen Magazine ABS Special Spring 2012, page 24

Remember the abs wheel, a device that gained popularity in the late 1990s ad early 2000s? Unlike other infomercial products that have gone the way of the dinosaur, many gyms still have one or two of these in their equipment arsenal. Try two sets of 10 to 12 reps the next time you work your abs; each rep targets your core stability and strength, making it a well-rounded (and challenging!) intermediate to advanced exercise.

HOW TO DO IT: Kneel on the edge of an exercise mat, holding the wheel on the ground directly below your shoulders (inset picture). Keeping your core tight, slowly extend your arms in front of you, bringing your torso more parallel to the floor (picture). If this is your first time trying this exercise, aim to extend forward a few feet; more advanced exercisers can extend their arms past their head (as shown). Focus on using your abs to carefully pull your body and the wheel back to the start.

Tip: Make sure to breathe throughout each rep: inhale as you roll out and exhale as you return to start.

Tip: Your arms play a huge roll in this exercise, but don’t let them take over the motion from your abs.

 

“4 Weeks To Fab Abs!” Article Quote:

“Pilates for you!”

‘Want to increase your odds of success? Add Pilates into your program! “Pilates teaches one to mentally connect with and then engage the internal stabilizing muscles of the powerhouse (Joseph Pilates’ term for the core) in order to get maximum contraction,” says Laura Tarbell, star of the Ultimate Abs and Core Workout DVD. Tarbell explains: “Using a forced exhale through pursed lips, students enhance the activation of the deepest abdominal muscle, the transverse abdomens.”

Oxygen Magazine ABS Special Spring 2012

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Oxygen Magazine’s ‘Baby Boom’ Feature

Posted by on Nov 30, 2012 in Media

Oxygen Magazine’s ‘Baby Boom’ Feature

Honored to be part of such a fabulous group of mommy’s! Thank you Oxygen Mag!

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Fleet Feet Class

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Media

Fleet Feet Class
Pilates Session at Fleet Feet Sports

If you’re logging miles for your next race, and need a day off the road, or you’re looking for a way to build flexibility, you may want to consider Pilates.

Laura Tarbell, an upstate New York runner, triathlete, and Pilates studio owner and instructor, recently released three DVDs with the athlete in mind. One of the three DVDs, Pilates for Runners, focuses on increasing running efficiency by creating a stronger and more flexible body, developing balance, and producing ideal body alignment. These improvements allow you to use energy more efficiently, achieve faster finishes, reduce injury, and experience greater endurance.

Join Laura on Sunday March 25th at 11 AM for a one-hour Pilates session in the Community Room and learn how Pilates can help you improve your training and strengthen your body. Please register for this session online.

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