Going into "auto-pilot" when working out can be very dangerous - your form suffers, your focus isn't there, and your attention to detail is reduced. We very your workouts, catch you off guard, and change up the routine to ensure you do not go into auto-pilot mode! For those of you who have done a … Continue reading Form is Essential
Got Milk? If you've perused the dairy and soy milk aisles lately- you've probably seen a lot of milks. What was once the dilemma between full fat, nonfat, and 2% has become the question of whether we should be drinking cow milk at all. First soy, then rice, almond, hazelnut, cashew, coconut, and hemp. What's … Continue reading What’s in Your Glass?
We all get stuck in our habits, stay in our groove, avoid change. We hold onto keeping things the way they’ve always been because it feels safe. We become creatures of habit. But my line of work is all about change; I see it every day! Changing how you move. Changing your level of confidence. … Continue reading Are We Creatures of Habit or Adaptation?
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