Although working out in a group is motivating and often feels easier then going at it alone, it is still important to be able to personalize a workout to suit yourself. This goes for home streaming workouts, too! In the fitness world, modifications often sound like a dirty word. A practitioner feels embarrassed if their … Continue reading Tuning into your body in a Group Fitness Class
Are you an athlete? Many would quickly respond no, but I think you should reconsider! The dictionary defines an athlete as "a person trained or gifted in exercises or contests involving physical agility, stamina, or strength; a participant in a sport, exercise, or game requiring physical skill." This is all true, which each person walking … Continue reading You ARE an Athlete!
If you feel down during a downpour, it’s not your imagination: Bad weather can indeed have a negative effect on your emotions. Rain refreshes the earth. It brings joy to the plants thirsty for water, to the birds and other living things. So how do we get you feeling the same way... you guessed it … Continue reading Grey Skies to Happy Eyes
January 1st always brings about a time of new beginnings. New goals, new promises, new fresh start. I have a hard time with this. Don't get me wrong, I believe in having goals and constantly improving on one's self, but why January 1st? Why not December 28th? Please do not be insulted if you make … Continue reading Finding Solutions!
With my past as a dancer and figure skater, balance was a concept I learned quickly... or did I? If we are talking about balancing on a thin blade, okay sure, but what about life? What about the brain? What about connections? I conceptually understood all the aspects of a life in balance and its … Continue reading A Fine Balance
I bet you’ve heard the man dressed in athletic clothes with a pre-workout drink in his hand boast to his friends, “It’s leg day at the gym.” Perhaps this has even been you, or maybe it is you. No judgement here! We just hope you keep reading to find out why you’ll never hear a … Continue reading How Pilates Repertoire and the Studio Work to Bring the Body into Balance
If you've ever had back pain, then you know how limiting it can be. Do any of these sound familiar? You can’t fall asleep because you have back pain. You can’t pick up your grandkids because you have back pain. You can’t do the outside chores because you have back pain. You dread your work … Continue reading Pilates for Back Pain
You SAID it all the time! SAID is an acronym which stands for Specific Adaptation to Imposed Demand. It means that when the body is placed under some form of stress, it starts to make adaptations that will allow the body to get better at withstanding that specific form of stress in the future. The … Continue reading Old Dog, New Tricks!
It's funny how much we can learn from our beloved pets and how our quality of life can be improved if we take tips from our dogs! Jax has taught me a lot over the past 9 years, but how can we actually incorporate a dogs' life into our own? The things I have learned … Continue reading Life Lessons 🐾
When it comes to achieving your workout goals, knowing how to spend your limited time can feel overwhelming. This is especially true when you try and get your head around certain terminology. Case in point: mobility and flexibility. When most people hear about flexibility and mobility, people agree they play a crucial part in health … Continue reading Flexibility or Mobility