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ANYONE and EVERYONE WILL BENEFIT from PILATES

Pilates is a series of exercises done in a progressive manner with and without specialized equipment to train and achieve the complete coordination of mind

BACK PAIN IS A “PAIN-IN-THE-BACK”!!!! LET US DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

FACTS: 80% of Americans suffer from back pain. 1/2 of American Workers will have at least one episode of back pain. Back Pain is the most common cause of disability world wide. Americans spend more than 50 Billion Dollars o

Deanna's Pilates Story

    My testimony for Pilates started in 2015 after my birthday. I had tried everything to lose the weight I gained while taking predn

Examples of Goals for next year's Heart and Sole Run

If you've never participated in the Heart and Sole Run:   Possible goals:   1) Consider doing the two-mile wal

Five Tips for a Healthy Spine

Back pain is one of the most common reasons for missed work and the second most common reason for doctor’s visits. Low-back pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide, according to Global Burden of Disease (2010). While many people are familiar with low-back pain and expe

Foundational Exercise Database

Below you will find a list of exercises that will build a basic foundation of strength training: Push, Pull, Squat, Hip Hinge, Chest Press, Shoulder Press.     

Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Owning a pet is a known health benefit. Pet owners live longer and are often more resilient to the stresses of modern life. If you already own a pet, you probably know your little friend brings value into your life in many ways,

How Dangerous Can Sitting Be?

Population studies show US residents spend more than half of their waking time doing sedentary activities. This trend has been increasing over the last 50 years. A meta-analysis of research studies concerning

How to Become a “Fat Burning Machine”?

Most people who are overweight are so because they have become a “Fat Storing Machine”.  In the US over two-thirds of our population is overweight. The simple reason is we have become

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

At some point during your journey to become healthier, you will come upon the question of whether or not to hire a personal trainer. The answer can be as easy or as difficult as you want to make it.  Similar to the task of deciding on and choosing a mate, you can pick the fi

How to Estimate Your Ideal Body Weight?

  Knowing your ideal or healthy weight is importan

How to Reduce Your Sitting Time at Work?

Being sedentary is a major health risk. Medical studies have shown that sitting for over five hours per day is associated with a significant increase in mortali

How to Start a Regular Aerobic Exercise Habit

  There are many excellent reasons for exercising regularly throughout your lifetime. Regular exercise is beneficial whether we are adolescents, young adults, middle-aged adults or the elderly. Regular exercise will help us: live longer, be more funct

How to Use a Heart Rate Monitor to Make Your Aerobic Exercise More Effective

    People who are frustrated with the effect of their cardio exercise are often exercising at an intensity that is too low or too high for aerobic conditioning.  It’s important for you to exercise at the proper intensity to get the full benef

Is Functional Fitness Right For Me?

  These days, a lot of talk gets passed around concerning functional fitness. It has become a catchphrase for every other bootcamp and personal trainer to attempt to lure you in with the promise of being more “functional”. So what exactly is functional fitness and why do

Julies Pilates Story

I was a gifted athlete and played multiple sports growing up. I am not a naturally flexible person; even as a young athlete I had to consistently work on flexibility to avoid injury and improve performance. As I aged (I'm 53) and spent a career behind a desk with high heels on,

Regular Sport Specific Activities like Cycling, Swimming, Tennis and Aerobics Decrease Your Risk of Dying

80,000 Brits Can't Be Wrong   The study shows that sport specific exercise in middle-aged adults decreases your risk of mortality. This study was one of the

Resistance Training 101

Resistance training is an integral part of all fitness programs.  In addition to cardiovascular fitness, proper diet, flexibility, and balance, resistance training plays an important role in building a healthy body.  See: "

Sandi's Pilates Story

Michelle and I had spoken of Pilates several times. She offered me a private session, and I thought it would be a great thing to do. The problem was my schedule was brutal. I was exhausted

Ten Simple Changes to Become Healthier and Younger.

I will let you in on a simple but very important secret. The secret is this: if you can make simple basic changes in how you look and how you act not only will you appear younger but you will be healthier.