Pilates is a form of rehabilitative exercise developed by Joseph H. Pilates (1883-1967). The movements work the spine in every plane of motion to improve range of motion, flexibility, stability, and core strength. The exercises can be done on the mat using your own body weight or incorporate props such as the fitness circle. Pilates, like yoga, is considered to be mind-body exercise as breath is incorporated throughout. This form of exercise can be a wonderful, gentle way of strengthening the core to alleviate pain from various muscular imbalances.

All you need to get started is some open floor space and a mat or comfortable surface! As you progress, some other props like a stability ball and a resistance band may be helpful. We have these available for purchase through Sunu and can ship them if needed!

Kamalar Tabor, Fitness Instructor (Linden Hills & virtually)

Kamalar Tabor, Fitness Instructor
Kamalar is a lifelong mover, and learner. Growing up in St. Paul, she began dancing at 4 years old, studying Russian Ballet throughout high school, performing in pointe shoes & tutus. She continued her dance studies at the University of Minnesota, graduating with a BFA in dance in 2006. Kamalar is excited to bring her focus, zest, and compassion to teaching at Sunu. She truly believes in this work, and the need for women’s specific focused fitness particularly during and after pregnancy. Whether you are pregnant or want to become pregnant, had children years ago, or never had children but struggle with pelvic floor dysfunction like leaking, Kamalar is here to help.

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