Essie’s Resort 2014 Collection

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Tired of the cold weather? Let Essie warm you up with their Resort 2014 Collection!

Try 1 or all of these 4 beautiful shades:

1 – Find Me an Oasis
2 – Cocktails & Coconuts
3 – Under the Twilight
4 – Resort Fling

http://www.essie.com

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Rolling Stomach Massage

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Watch how this New York Knicks City Dancer, Chelsea, gets ready for her game!

Exercise: Rolling Stomach Massage on Cadillac/Tower

Step 1 –Lie prone, drape legs over roll back bar so it sits under backs of knees, hold on to poles with straight arms, knees bent, feet flat on mat

Step 2 – Draw knees in towards chest, lifting hips off the mat, pointing knees up to ceiling (keep heels close to booty to keep roll back bar in place)

Step 3 – Touch toes to mat keeping hips lifted (ie: shoulder bridge)

Step 4 – Press pelvis up, toes lifting off the mat, knees pointing up towards ceiling again, articulate spine to mat one vertebrae at a time

Repeat:3-6x, 1-2 sets
Targets: abdominals, lower back muscles, glutes, hamstrings

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Catch Chelsea heating up the court at the Knicks games!

Shoulder Bridge w/ball

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Teaching Pilates to Chelsea Simone, New York Knicks City Dancer.

Exercise: Shoulder Bridge w/ball

Step 1 – Start prone holding ball above chest, legs parallel and together, feet close to buttocks, abdominals engaged.

Step 2 – Press pelvis up towards ceiling, driving through heels, keeping all 10 toes planted on the mat.

Step 3 – Extend one leg about 45 degrees, knees touching, kick up towards ceiling 2x with pointed foot, flex foot as you return leg to 45 degrees, repeat (keep hips lifted during kicks but w/o letting rib cage pop out).

Step 4 – Roll back onto mat one vertebrae at a time to return to starting position.

Repeat: 3-5x/each leg, 1-2 sets
Targets: glutes, hamstrings

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