Some of you know that I’m currently working on my second “Online Video Pilates Course”, a Beginners Online Pilates Course.
The idea is to enable you to learn Level 1 or Beginners Pilates exercises and movements from scratch at home or on the go, without the need of having to go to an in-person Pilates class. .
This might be because you just live too far away from a class venue, you might work hours that clash with possible Pilates classes, you might have other family or social commitments that don’t allow you to attend a class, you might travel a lot for work, or you might just prefer to learn Pilates online for another reason.
Below a video where I explain how to do two different Beginners versions of a Pilates Single Leg Stretch, which is mainly a core/abdominal strength movement.
Everybody who sends valuable, real and honest feedback or comments in relation to audio/sound quality, video quality, lighting (is it too dark or bright etc.), understandability, possibly video structure (is there a logic to it) will go into a draw and the winner will get free access to the final version of the Online Video – Beginners Pilates course.
Anyway …. have a look at the video and let me know what you think.
Your constructive and honest feedback will enable me to improve the quality of these videos and online courses, so everybody benefits from it – it’s a win-win scenario.
Save 50% on my next Online Video Course. All you need to do, to avail of a 50% discount, is to fill out the short survey (3 Questions) below. I plan to co-create my next Online-Video-Coursewith the course participants over the coming weeks and months (June, July, August 2018), so you “the course participant” get the best possible value out of doing the course. You might have a look at my initial Online-Pilates-Video Course, that I created in Summer 2017 (this is a Mixed Level Course).
Please take a few minutes to go through the questions. Thank you – Martin
Below an Online Video Pilates Course (click to view) review, feedback or testimonial that I got earlier today from a Thursday morning “Senior / Over 60s Pilates class” participants, who used the *5 Day Free – Snow Video Pilates offer*. This offer is still available until midnight tonight (Monday 5th March 2018). .
Reading or hearing feedback like this makes it all worthwhile. I really appreciate you letting me know what you think of the courses, no matter if that’s relating to my “Online Video Pilates Course” or my “Fitness and Exercise Classes” in South Dublin. .
Getting regular feedback allows me also to improve the quality of my Online and Offline Courses and classes, so all of you will ultimately benefit more from the courses. .
Please e-mail, text, message or call me with your feedback. Thank you – Martin
“Hi Martin, thanks for making this available, really appreciate it. Videos are at a good pace, very clear, good to have a visual check at home between classes. It is helping me anchor the exercises in my memory. Used my tablet so I could have it down on the floor beside me, easy to see as I was working. Thanks again.
In Video No. 12 I’m showing you a 10min “Neck, Back and Shoulder Stretching” Routine. This includes various standing and seated stretches. You could do the program e.g.
first thing in the morning after waking up, to loosen your body after a good nights rest.
as a office desk mid-morning or lunchtime break
as a evening routine after work or a long day at the desk to stretch those tight neck, back and shoulder muscles.
maybe when driving long-distances as a mini break
what else could you use this routine for …… ? Let me know.
The stretches and exercises are very simple and can be done anywhere. You don’t need any special equipment or props, nor do you need to change clothing – simple – quick and easy !!!
You will see a few seated stretches being done in a office chair, just to give you some ideas what can be done to stretch your back, spine and shoulder area and reduce tension in that area, as it gets tight for most of us when sitting for hours on a desk.
Aim to do some or all of these exercises at least once a day, ideally twice a day. Maybe get your work colleagues to join in and do it as a team activity or break. Taking a few minutes out will give you a mental break and boost your alertness and productivity.
I generally recommend to
(1) set a fixed time at which you do this stretching program e.g. mid morning 10am or after your lunch break at 1.30pm. The main goal is to establish a routine, something you do at set times and days. Ultimately you want to do this without having to think about it, without any conscious effort – your posture will thank you.
(2) Schedule it in your diary at the beginning of the week, it only takes 10min.
(3) Get your work colleagues to join and make is team activity or do it together with you partner or spouse.
(4) ask yourself “What is different after doing this stretching routine?” – “Which body-part loosened up or is more relaxed after the stretches?” – “What are the benefits of doing this?”