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
As I spent a year rehabbing a professional athlete and a second year supporting his most successful season, he moved on from the Bay Area (common among professional team athletes) for better contracts and new teams! But neither of us were ready to let go of the working relationship we had - so I threw … Continue reading FaceTime Sessions Really Work
Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. But sometimes, our mental health takes a backseat to … Continue reading Mental Health: 4 Tips to Maximize Your Connection Between Mental and Physical Well-Being
All exercise is NOT GOOD! GOOD exercise is good! And what defines good exercise differs from person to person based on their fitness level, goals, injuries, and specific needs. So, can you get a good workout at home? I truly believe you can get a rewarding, challenging, and safe workout anywhere! The decision of choosing … Continue reading Why CORE!?
Exercising contributes to improved health, which in turn helps us maintain sturdy immune systems. With increased isolation and stress, movement is especially beneficial now as exercise is well known for its mood enhancement effects, which many of us could use a boost. But are all workouts created equal in times like this? What does the … Continue reading Building Your Immune System
We all agree that sleep is important! Everyone tells us we should get sleep 7-8 hrs as an adult and much more as a teenager, but knowing is not the same as doing! Sleep might be the most important thing you do for your brain and body ALL DAY! I hope that the facts you … Continue reading Sleep put to Rest!