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Why your body needs Pilates

Your body needs Pilates. No really, hear me out. When you think about your body, do you ever think about what your body needs from you? Do you think about movement, physical activity and mobility? Exercise? Stretching? If not, now's a good time to start. What we all...

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How to “work out” on vacation

"What's the best way to work out while I'm on vacation?" Like everyone else in the health and fitness space, I get this question ALL the time. The internet is full of tips on how to work out while traveling - and how to stay fit during your vacation. And yeah, I have...

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How to get fit for good

Have you tried to get and stay in shape again and again? Welcome to the club - you are definitely not alone in making resolution after resolution to get healthy and finally get fit.So why hasn't that worked out? And how do you get past all the things keeping you from...

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Analyzing Pain in 10 Steps

How to figure out what's wrong and how to fix it Waking Up With Hip Pain "A Pilates teacher wakes up with an extremely painful hip ..." - no, that's not the beginning of a joke. It was just the beginning of my week, less than 2 weeks shy of birthday number 51. Now,...

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Private Sessions vs. Group Classes: Which Should You Choose?

How to choose what’s right for you You’ve decided you want to try this Pilates thing that everyone including celebrities from Adele to LeBron James are raving about. So you start googling “Pilates near me” or, if you’re local to my area “Pilates Mt Juliet” or “Pilates...

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How to stretch on a road trip

How to stretch on a road trip

Road trips and airline travel are staples of modern life – and just like everyone else, I LOVE me a good road trip!

As for my body – it has other ideas of fun. After about 2 hours, it starts to complain – loudly!

But the fact is, I – and most of you reading this – live in North America where covering a lot of distance is a fact of life. So what’s a body to do?

Since you won’t be able to give your body exactly what it wants, let’s focus on the things you CAN do to minimize discomfort. (I’m writing this at the request of a wonderful colleague who is going to be taking a 24-hour drive to see family in Mexico – a level of road-tripping I can only admire)

Before the trip

To make sure your body gets through your travels unscathed, it’s a good idea to start out as limber as possible. That means getting as much movement in before the trip as you can.

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Top 5 Office Chair Exercises

We all know we should move, stretch and exercise every day. But some days, we just can't make it work - we’re stuck sitting in a chair at our desks all day. Then what? Do we just have to suffer through the pain and discomfort of an aching body?  Good news: You don't...

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Pilates for Musicians

Do you play an instrument? Are you a professional or amateur musician?   Why you need Pilates How do you get good at playing an instrument? You practice. For hours a day, every day, for months and years and decades. You get really good at it. And you've also...

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Why runners need Pilates

Why runners need Pilates

Are you a runner? Want to be a runner? Wish you could run without constantly injuring yourself?

Pilates has your back. And your joints. Your knees. Your … everything.

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Pilates for Walking

Pilates for Walking

Pilates is the PERFECT complement to any other form of movement. To kick off this series of blog posts explaining how Pilates can help with all kind of movement, sports and daily activities, let’s start with the most basic human activity:

Walking

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