Bungees at Steamboat Pilates

coreBUNGEE is a low impact, resistance training program that provides buoyancy during exercises. 45 minute class that incorporates cardio, core strength, overall muscle strength, balance, and flexibility. The user wears a harness similar to one for climbing. A bungee hanging from the ceiling is attached to the back pick point of the harness. It allows you to jump without the strain.

Project Inspiration at Steamboat Pilates

Project Inspiration at Steamboat Pilates

Our mission

Project Inspiration is a program for kids to learn basic fitness exercises with a teenage mentor. The program allows kids to think of goals and write them on the walls to hold themselves accountable. After their hour in the gym, the hope is that each week they gain more interest in outdoor activities or athletics and the confidence to try them.

In the news

Steamboat Pilot article dated May 2. 2019

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Once a day Pilates! with foam roller :)

Once a day Pilates! with foam roller :)

Once a Day Pilates! (Stretch & Core with Foam Roller)

Try this :20min series to lengthen & connect in order to start or end your day feeling great!!

Roll your legs!

  • Start on one hip, roll from hip to outside of knee (IT Band) forearm on floor and top foot in front for support.
  • Transition to front of thighs (Quads), use core to maintain forearm plank support as you roll from hip to just above knee.
  • Repeat starting on other hip (IT Band) roll on other side
  • Back of legs (Hamstrings & Calves) seated with roller under one leg, using opposite leg as support. Careful with a lot of pressure behind knee. Roll foot side to side and add ankle circles.

 

Glutes!

  • Seated on roller, hands behind you on floor, cross one ankle to knee & lean towards your bent leg (Piriformis) roll back & forth
  • Switch legs & sides

 

Upper Back/Shoulders!

  • Have a seat in front of the roller so it is located behind your shoulders (mid back), support your head with your hands, lift your hips and roll from shoulders to lowest rib
  • After a few rolls, finish with roller at the base of your shoulder blades, hips to floor, add a small curl of your pelvis (tuck) to create core connection.
  • Allow head/shoulders to go back over roller to stretch upper back and belly, use core to float back up into a half roll up.
    • Additions:
      • add rotation as you come up
      • Add a leg lift as you rotate to one side
      • Lift both legs and rotate side to side
  • Make sure to keep core engaged throughout!

 

Head/neck & hip stretch combo!

  • Bring roller behind head, so you can relax head on top, shoulders are up against it
  • Gently rotate head side to side to massage muscles of your neck
  • With the head supported, take one ankle to knee into a figure 4 stretch (use a belt or towel if nec to support bringing other leg up)
  • Switch legs, make sure to keep breathing!

 

Legs & Hips!

  • Move roller so it is underneath your sacrum/tailbone sideways
  • Take both legs up to sky and stretch back of legs (hamstrings), scissor alternate the legs & add helicopter circles moving legs in half circles apart from each other
  • Bring legs back to parallel, bend one knee to chest, reach opposite leg long to stretch the front of your hip (Hip flexors), then open bent leg to side for inner thigh stretch & bring across for a spine rotation and outer hip stretch
  • Switch legs & repeat

 

Shoulders & Core!

  • Lay lengthwise on the roller, head to tailbone
  • Circle arms, take them to a T with palms up/down, bend arms to a cactus position, reach up to the sky, scissor stretch the arms, any stretches or movements that feel good
  • Bring hands behind head, elbows lift in your peripheral vision, add half roll ups from your core!
  • Add rotation at the top of your roll up alt side to side
  • Full body stretch arms & legs reach long

 

Spine Twist!

  • Without the roller or any props, lay on your back on the floor (or even in bed)
  • Hug one knee to your chest and bring it across your body rolling onto opposite hip as you reach opposite arm out
  • Use your core to bring you back to center and switch sides
  • Make sure to breath!

Steamboat Pilates Yoga & Fitness 2017

5 Must-Try Secrets to Build Your Immune System by Jen Meister

5 Must-Try Secrets to Build Your Immune System by Jen Meister

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been experiencing some crazy cold and flu symptoms this winter season! My kids, clients, and a long list of other people—everyone seems to be feeling so run down. And forget about the flu shot! So many people that I’ve talked to say this year’s flu shot isn’t covering the flu that’s going around.

How do you protect yourself? With my must-try secrets to build your immune system of course!

As most of you know, I’m all about exploring, experimenting, and experiencing different supplements and products that are out on the market. I’d say I’m the queen of the supplement drawer in my house! As you can imagine, I’ve been hell bent on researching the best (well, what I think are the best) alternative products out there to combat all of the germs in our atmosphere this winter!

Keep in mind, these products aren’t going to cure you, but they will support your immune system during the cold, flu, and belly bug season. And whose immune system couldn’t use a bit of help, right?

Support is the pivotal word here. As a practitioner, my belief is not to support yourself in only one part of your life. Whether it’s nutrition, supplements, exercise, mental health, or spiritual health, you need to support the varied parts of your life. Why? Because you are a WHOLE. You have many parts that you might view as separate, but my practice for myself and my clients is to marry those parts of you to gain balance, perspective, and a sense of wholeness.

With that said, the products I recommend in this article offer support for your health in so many ways because when you feel healthy, you have the opportunity to look deeper into those other areas of your life. You have a chance to find your balance and wellbeing for yourself as a whole, not just a bunch of disparate parts. Amen!

Now, it’s time to share some of my must-try secrets to build your immune system and protect yourself, not just from those pesky winter germs but also to support your whole self.

 

Click here to read more from Jen Meister….

How to find ease in the turmoil of life by Mary Jaksch

How to find ease in the turmoil of life by Mary Jaksch

How to find ease in the turmoil of life by Mary Jaksch


When we see a wilting plant, we know what to do. We water it. But when we are exhausted and stressed, it’s often difficult to know how to recover. The problem is that the exhaustion many of us suffer from can’t be fixed by a holiday at the beach, or a visit to a day-spa. Because it’s not just our body that’s exhausted, it’s our soul. When the soul is exhausted, we suffer from loss of joy and hope. Life then seems increasingly difficult, and sometimes even meaningless. In those times we’re estranged from a dimension of being human that adds ease and joy to life. We’re estranged from our natural spirituality. By natural spirituality I mean the insight and wisdom that comes from a deeper recognition of who we are, and of how our life is interwoven with all other beings. I came to spirituality the hard way. Twenty-five years ago my life was in tatters: my marriage was disintegrating, I was homesick, having just emigrated to New Zealand, and work was a nightmare. That’s when I started Zen meditation. It wasn’t a magic bullet, but I began to find islands of ease within the chaos of my life. Maybe you too are suffering, especially in this dire economic climate? In my experience, even if we are powerless to change our circumstances, we can learn to find island of ease within our distress. I use the word ease because it implies that our body is relaxed and that we are at peace with ourselves. It also means that we are in harmony with everything around us. When we are at ease, even difficult tasks begin to flow. Here are four ways of finding islands of ease…

Click here to read about these four ways that will help you to feel more alive and peaceful, instead of preoccupied and stressed.

If you are new, or a regular, meditator we offer a :30min meditation & breath-work class open to all every Wednesday at 4pm.