All of my classes are suitable for all levels of fitness, from the beginner to the advanced. The way I teach is to provide different levels for most of the exercises. If you are just starting out you would stay with level 1 or 2 whereas if you are more advanced you would go to level 3 or 4, some exercises even have level 5 or 6.
Make sure to keep the ego in check as the ego always wants to do the highest level, resist the urge to compete with your fellow participants and do what is right for you. If you are just starting out make sure you stay with level 1 or 2 until you have the proper strength to go further; this takes practice and patience. Doing too much too soon leaves you at risk of injury so make sure you listen to your body and work at your own pace.
Do you buy your shirts two sizes too big? Tie your sweater around your waist? Avoid tucking in your shirt?
Come and regain your confidence about your waistline!
I developed the Bermuda Triangle™ based on the regular question from my participants, “What can I do about my waist?” The question was so frequent that I thought it’s like a mystery for people; they want to change the shape of their body but don’t know how. “The Bermuda Triangle” was born. I imagined a triangle, the top point at your chin and the bottom ending at your knees. We work everything within the triangle:
- the mid-section
- chest & back
Work hard and watch your own natural "girdle" pull your waistline in!
You will also be given easy exercises to take home with you that you can fit into your everyday life.
"The instructor and the class content are phenomenal! I have a waist again and strength - thank you Ali!
"I am convinced that it is primarily due to your classes, and your individual assistance, that I am finally gaining the core strength and the flexibility that I had been unable to acquire in spite of a quite comprehensive and regular exercise program"
"I just love this class, thank you"
"I just wanted to let you know that I have been bumping into people that I haven't seen in a few months and they have been commenting on how good I look and how much weight I've lost. So I wanted to thank you. I am so glad I found your class."
Instead of relying on massage or physical therapy for deep release, the Body Rolling Program is a self-treatment where you are in charge. Soft tissue massage and deep releasing have been common for many years in physical therapy, massage therapy and other body therapy practices. With Body Rolling, also known as Small Ball Release, you lie on a small inflatable ball and your body weight creates a force that relaxes and stretches muscles and myofascia tissue.
Myofascia is a continuous network of connective tissue that envelope and bind down muscles in separate groups. The myofascia wraps around every living cell in your body and accounts for over 40% of the total resistance to movement. Therefore, if tightness or restriction distorts one area, then other parts are distorted to compensate. Normally the myofascia is relaxed and can stretch and move without restriction; poor posture, stress, aging, and physical trauma can cause the myofascia to become shortened and restricted, leading to decrease of range of motion as well as pain. Static stretching mainly a ffects muscles and tendons.
This program is a powerful tool that follows the neuromuscular system, releasing energy up the spine, freeing muscles and myofascia while stimulating all nerve roots.
Body Rolling is a powerful tool that can prevent and heal injuries by:
- Elongating muscles
- Awakening muscle memory
- Improving Musculoskeletal alignment
- Freeing muscles from each other and from bone
- Freeing muscles from Myofascia connective tissue
- Stimulating and improving the quality of the bone
"What a great way to end the day, giving myself a massage!"
"It irons out my kinks"
Choreographed to beautiful music this rejuvenating class combines stretching techniques from exercise physiology, dance and yoga to lengthen muscles, improve range of motion, enhance balance and prevent injury. Stretch progressions and individual attention is given making this class suitable for all flexibility levels. Not only great for the body but wonderful for the mind.
"I used to think the aches and pains were just part of life, now I realize I just needed to stretch!"
"Everytime I do this class my body says THANK YOU"
"Oh Ali, I feel so good after taking this class! I have no aches and pains anymore."
Pain in the Neck
A class for those who suffer from chronic neck, shoulder and back pain and tension. Choreographed to beautiful music, we will gently, but deeply, stretch the muscles of the neck, shoulders & back using several different techniques.
Pilates is an exercise method developed by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967). Emphasis is placed on using your “core”, the girdle like cylinder that surrounds your waist that flattens the tummy and supports the back. Working the mind and body together with controlled movements achieves rapid and long-lasting results. Muscles are worked in a lengthened position, giving you a long lean look. The fundamentals of the form will improve strength, alignment, balance, coordination, circulation, flexibility and posture.
Right-handed, left-handed, swinging of the golf club, the tennis racket, carrying bags over one shoulder, babies on the hip; life takes its toll on our bodies. Routines and habits cause us to become crooked and imbalanced. Focus your mind and streamline your body with Pilates. It will straighten, strengthen and stretch your body. Working from the inside out, always beginning with the “core”, you will experience a full body workout with no impact on the joints as you strengthen and stretch through each exercise. A powerfully different workout that will change the way you use your body.
"Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness" ~ Joseph Pilates
"Health is a normal condition. It is a duty not only to attain it but to maintain it." Joseph Pilates
"I can't help but rave about your class and what a difference it has made - zero core strength from having 3 kids to a bikini body this summer. Thanks Ali!"
What Is Your Core?
Lateral Breath Explained