Movements Afoot Merging with Chelsea Movement Space 8/1

cropped-mlogocolor.jpgNo worries.  I have had so many kind words and fears that I was stopping teaching.   I am happily moving to Chelsea Movement Space.

In the fall my teaching schedule will remain the same.  I will be teaching privates, group classes, Balanced Body Pilates Teacher courses and new workshops for clients and teachers.  My new life is going allow me to more creative with my teaching and develop more projects such as FusionFitnessonline.

This summer I will be teaching group Pilates equipment classes Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3.  In the fall, I will restart my infamous Pilates Equipment class for Dancers, Movers and Shakers.

This is the last week at Movements Afoot at 27th st. I am taking a week off and then back into full swing.  See you soon.

You still can visit our site Movements Afoot for schedule of classes and workshops.  The links will lead you to the correct place.

Combination Reformer/Tower for Sale NYC

The  reformer/half cadillac combination, our Total Workout System is a legendary performer. Engineered for maximum versatility and value, this gives you more offerings without more square footage.  New one $5,345.00 Price does not include shipping costs.

  1. Peak $1500 includes footboard and box
  2. Peak Reformer and Tower

    Peak Reformer and Tower

    Balanced Body $2700 includes footboard and box

    Balanced Body Reformer and Tower

    Balanced Body Reformer and Tower

     

 

 

      Payment by cash or check is required to reserve equipment. Moving dates are July 26-28.

 

      All arrangement of moving and its costs are the responsibility of the buyer.

 

      Elevator is not available for moving since we are on the mezzanine (8 steps up)

Balanced Body Allegro for sale- NYC

Movements Afoot

Balanced Body Allegro

Balanced Body Allegro

Balanced Body Allegro

  • one is 15 years old $1100
  • other 2 8 years old $1500

Payment by cash or check is required to reserve equipment.
Moving dates are July 26-28.
All arrangement of moving and its costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
Elevator is not available for moving since we are on the mezzanine (8 steps up)

Pilates Equipment for Sale -NYC

cropped-mlogocolor.jpgMovements Afoot 212-904-1399. movementsafoot@mac.com
Below is equipment for sale.  Listed at original price.
Looking for best offer. Cash or check only.

Balanced Body clinical Reformer w. Tower  with box and footboard $5500image

 

3 Balanced Body Allegro  $2300

Peak total workout with Box and footboard  $4000Peak Reformer-tower

 

 

 

Cadillac with Chair built by Mary Bowen’s husband $2500image

 

 

1 Balanced Body orbits  $229

 Step barrel  $350

  1. Peak
  2. Balanced Body

Balanced Body Pilates arc $159
5 arcs
Pilates boxes   $175
2 Balanced Body tower  $1395  includes

  • legs springs
  • tower springs
  • roll down springs and bar
  • safety strap

yoga chairs backless.   $30 each
10 chairs
5 of LifelineUSA XT Jungle Gym $92  cheaper version than TRX

Will take best offer.  Payment by cash or check is required to reserve equipment.
Moving dates are July 26-28.

All arrangement of moving and its costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
Elevator is not available for moving since we are on the mezzanine (8 steps up)

21 Gun Salute- Movements Afoot is moving on.

21 Gun Salute-  Movements Afoot is moving on

watercolor anatomy by Lesley A. Powell

Watercolor anatomy by Lesley A. Powell


The best of 21 years of Movements Afoot is sharing with clients and teachers the passion about the body, how it moves and finding wellness. As of August 1, Movements Afoot will only be a website and the location at 27th st. is closing.

I am in negotiating with merging with another Pilates studio.  Once the agreement is signed, I will share the details with you.  Tentatively July 26th will be the last day of classes.

Celebrating my 60th birthday this year and 21 years of Movements Afoot, I am moving on to concentrate on teaching clients, teachers and developing educational projects through writing and educational videos.  I have had an exciting collaboration with FusionFitness online with educational videos for teachers.  I am very excited by this change.

Stay tune to our website.  Our website will be updated with our collaboration with a Pilates studio for classes and privates, Balanced Body Pilates Teacher program, new workshops for all and teachers and other educational materials to keep you in tune with the wonder of your body mind.

I have been blessed with having wonderful clients and teachers who have shared the passion about the body.  I look forward to sharing more with you with the new changes in my life.

Lesley Powell

P.S.  All series that have expirations dates from now to 7/26/2014, must be completed at Movements Afoot.  NO Extensions/Refunds

Teaching clients w. Back issues.

Addressing clients w. Back painby Lesley A. Powell by Lesley Powell

I first try to find out where is their pain: muscular or nerve. Is there a history of disc herniation, sciatic pain or other diagnosed injuries of the spine. Have they gotten treatment?

I do an assessment of their posture, how they shift their weight laterally and sagitally and their balancing on one leg. This gives me a lot of information of how they organize. Majority of back people do not use their legs and core correctly. This is where Pilates can be a great foundation for new physicality.

Within the lesson, I observe form, basic movement principles and their coordination.

5 minutes

  1. Breathe and centering
  2. Coordination of core with legs (observe how the pelvis remains quiet or does it unlevel)
    1. Single thigh lift
    2. goal is marching
  3. Back extensors wake up
    1. Simple thoracic extensions
    2. Leg lifts

5 minutes to open tight structure ( modifications if disc issues)
Cadillac or chair

  1. Seated mermaid
  2. Tower
  3. Cat and camel

10 minutes footwork

  1. Reformer
  2. Cadillac bend and straight
  3. Leg springs to wake up the hamstrings
  4. Can they differentiate the leg and pelvis

10 minutes back extensor work

  1. I repeat movement principles again maybe 3 reps each then into exercise
  2. Long box – pulling the straps, swan
  3. Modified swan on tower
  4. Chair arm push ups prone
  5. Swan on barrel if able

10 minutes challenging the principles in sitting and quadriped.

  1. Arm series on reformer w straps or springs on tower
  2. Quadriped work
  3. Knee stretch
  4. Cat and camel if they can tolerate flexion chair or tower

5 minutes waking up abductors/adductors and more hamstrings

  1. Side leg lifts
  2. Side springs
  3. Magic circle
  4. Neutral bridging: lateral shifts, if able bridge single leg lift

5 minutes standing work

  1. Standings arms w. Springs if able
  2. Balancing on one leg
  3. Side splits on reformer

End stretching

  1. Piriformis
  2. Hamstrings
  3. Psoas

They have to have mastered the above before I go to more advanced material. Even a dancer w. Back issues is missing important building blocks of foundation.