Pilates - the way it is taught with Backbone and Wingspan imagery - is - obviously - a lot about the back.
In our upcoming "Power Sitting" Posture Clinic taking place on Monday, July 20th, 2009 from 6-7 PM,
Backbone and Wingspan will be leading the clinic attendees through a series of simultaneous stretching and strengthening exercises using a resistance band that could easily be kept in a drawer next to your computer. The Backbone and Wingspan expertise in the form of Pilates might best be described as "back empowerment" and after one private session you'll see why.
Many people spend extended hours sitting with poor posture at their desks. The result: a host of aches of aches and pains that can cost you time and money.
With Manhattan's Backbone and Wingspan, teaching people how to “power sit” is the first step in sparing their bodies and their wallets by transforming slumping backs into suspended spines.
You know it well: your poorly-supported spine which has been hunched over a computer keyboard or cradling a phone between ear and shoulder starts to sting with nagging aches and pains distracting you from work and severely limiting your multi-tasking.
Ergonomically designed office chairs and accessories may help ease the aches but they can often be cost-prohibitive.
Expensive chiropractic visits and massages may be quick fixes that don't serve to change the potentially supportive muscular structure that can support your spine and end the cycle of pain.
Pilates-based resistance band exercises serve to restore balance by releasing the short/tight muscles of the chest, shoulders and neck while simultaneously strengthening the overstretched/weakened muscles of the mid-back.
The resistance band presentation is just one important piece of the clinic expertly created to gain attendees access to the power places in the back that help to better support the spine.
Stocks go up and stocks go down, but you can learn how to be grounded in your seat and simultaneously suspended in your spine no matter what the market conditions.
The Power Sitting Posture Clinic presents a comprehensive package of pain-free-ing exercises, sitting stretches you can do very simply
right at your desk
and posture-supportive movements that will revitalize your keystroking and saves money in the long run.
Bcakbone and Wingspan has developed a back empowering style over years of a career that employs the Pilates method as a movement organization system which can be utilized for better function of the body in any activity, including sitting at a computer."
As part of their summer-long series of free fitness clinics,
Backbone and Wingspan will be hosting this
FREE Power Sitting Posture workshop on Monday, July 20th, 2009.
Reserve a spot now by calling 212-647-8878.
Note: As of September 1st, 2010, Tim Driscoll, Backbone and Wingspan founder and owner and author of Pilates Iconoclast is now located on the Upper East Side at Mind Your Body Pilates
1370 Lexington Avenue @ 90th Street
Tim can still be reached at 212-647-8878.