Karen Clippinger

Earlier Pilates approaches often emphasized hollowing to activate deep abdominal muscles and provide lumbopelvic stability. More recent approaches encourage co-activation of the deep back extensors with the abdominals to maintain neutral lumbopelvic positioning through various bracing strategies. This workshop will provide scientific rationale for the utilization of both of these approaches. Participants will then learn Pilates-based repertoire, as well as cueing for classical exercises designed to optimize the benefits of bracing and hollowing that will help prepare clients for creating core stability in a variety of functional movements outside of the Pilates studio.


Hollowing and Bracing in Pilates

09:00 am - 11:30 am
Plaza 2