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!
We constantly tell ourselves to watch what we eat and eat healthier, but it is hard to do when you walk past 6 sweet shops and cookie stands on your way to the Apple Store or standing in the check out line and the candies are calling your name... so how do we get our … Continue reading Guilt Free Desserts
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