Do you remember the first time you saw a Pilates reformer? Maybe you were too shy to admit, but we know you probably thought it looked like some sort of torture device at first. You were likely wondering how or where you were supposed to sit on this contraption with springs hanging everywhere, ropes and … Continue reading The Reformer—Your One-Stop Piece of Exercise Equipment!
Pilates is a wonderful tool for helping anyone who is recovering from an ankle injury, as weight and impact on the ankle joint can be less during Pilates than during many other forms of exercise. Most of us have rolled an ankle. We trip while walking, running, dancing or playing sports—and often we try to … Continue reading Jumpboard for Ankle Injury?
Can you guess one of the comments we most frequently hear from clients? You’ve probably said it yourself, and if you haven’t said it aloud, I’d be willing to bet that you’ve at least thought it. If the title of this blog didn’t already give it away, here it is: “I didn’t even know I had that … Continue reading I didn’t even know I had that muscle!
You might be asking, “What is pahy-luhts?” And, “Should I be doing it?” Well, for starters, it’s pronounced pi-lah-teez. The answer to your second question: YES! Everyone should be doing Pilates no matter age, fitness level, injury, or special needs! The benefits of Pilates are endless, so I’ve compiled a list of the most important … Continue reading Why Pilates?
If you’re like me, you’ve probably heard the term ‘essential oils’ thrown around about a hundred times before you actually acquired any background knowledge on what essential oils truly are and what all the hype is about. Essential oils are naturally occurring. They are aromatic compounds derived from plants and can be found in the … Continue reading Essential Oils: Why They’re Special and What You Need to be Careful Of
Perhaps you’ve seen Suspension Yoga on our group class list at MPS and Central Core?? Maybe you’re wondering what it is? If that’s the case, you’ve stumbled upon the perfect blog! Suspension Yoga is…well it’s exactly what it sounds like! We make use of TRX straps to ‘suspend’ us in Suspension Yoga. In other words, … Continue reading What is Suspension Yoga and Who Can Benefit From It
Tomatoes are a summertime garden staple for many. In fact, many who plant tomatoes in their garden end up with more tomatoes than they can eat. (Sound like a familiar story?) Little do most know that tomatoes are a top superfood. One reason that tomatoes are a super food is because they fight against free radicals … Continue reading Why You Need to be Eating the Tomatoes from Your Garden
As I’m sure you’ve heard, fascial release is presently one of the greatest trends of the fitness industry. Despite its prevalence, many are still left with the question of what fascial release is. Keep reading—I’ll give you a quick explanation of what fascia and fascial release are and why they’re important as well as 5 … Continue reading 5 Fascial Release Exercises You Can Do at Home
Those with osteoporosis understand that “osteoporosis” is nearly synonymous with “bone density.” As a bone disease that results from too much bone loss or too little bone building, osteoporosis can become a major threat if left untreated. (1) For example, what may be simply a clumsy trip for one is a serious scare for those … Continue reading Benefits of Pilates for Osteoporosis
We hear it all the time. “Is Pilates good for me to do while I am training for another sport or physical activity?” The answer is a resounding “Yes!” Pilates is a great way to spruce up your cross-training. Arguably, Pilates offers the perfect cross-training for every athlete. Cycling, swimming, running, dancing, weight training, you … Continue reading How Pilates Helps Strengthen Tendons to Increase Joint Support for Weight Training and Sports