Here at The Hill is Home we get so excited when new retail and new businesses open! Now, in addition to having wonderful yoga studios, spinning, barre, group fitness, dance classes and all manner of running groups, we can add pilates to the list. Pilates is a fitness system that involves strength training and correct body alignment to get results, and is a low-impact strength and flexibility type of exercise. (Click here to read what Web MD has to say about Pilates.)
Now you can join a class or explore the world of lengthening your spine and improving your core strength in a locally-owned studio, by a certified Pilates instructor at Rooted Pilates.
The space formerly occupied by Little Loft at 511 11th Street SE, has transitioned smoothly from an art studio for the littles set into a lovely, plant-filled sanctuary. Randi Moore, who formerly taught at Fuse Pilates in Dupont Circle, wanted to bring her love for the workout to this side of town. She was a Capitol Hill resident and mom, before moving to Ward 7, and opening a studio closer to home seemed like the right fit for the working mom. The studio has been on soft open since late October. You can stop by and look at the schedule posted on the window, or you can pop over to their website to see the week’s offerings. Randi is especially fond of working with new moms, who may need special attention getting used to their new body and the demands placed on it. But if you are curious about the workouts or the exercises or, as in my case, about the reformer machine, she looks forward to seeing you soon.
In the meantime, since most of us are probably going to overindulge and underexercise this Thanksgiving, I asked Randi to share with us a Pilates exercise you can do at home in between helpings of turkey, stuffing, or whatever you like best. Get into some comfy clothes and follow Randi’s directions:
To aid post-Thanksgiving recovery, add some rotation into your routine to improve digestion and release tension in the back, neck, and shoulders with The Saw:Sit with your feet a little wider than hip-width apart and anchor your sit bones into the floor or mat. Exhale and twist right, reaching your left hand toward you right foot.Relax your head and neck and enjoy the stretch.Inhale up and repeat to the other side.
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