Mind Body

5 Steps to Spring Clean Your Pantry | by guest blogger Laurie Schubert

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 in Balance, Health & Nutrition, Just A Thought, Mind Body, Summer | 0 comments

Spring is a time of renewal. Not only is it time to vary your workout and swap the wardrobe, it’s also an excellent time to spring clean the pantry! Guest blogger Laurie Schubert, PhD RD LDN, gives us the lowdown on freshening up our food environment.

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Think Smart and Prep for The Leg Pull

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 in At the Studio, Balance, Get Toned!, Mind Body, Pilates, To the Core | 0 comments

A great pair of exercises that help rebalance the muscles that often become weak from hours of being desk-bound! This move targets all the muscles typically weakened from the sedentary posture, by opening up the hips, chest and shoulders. As with all Pilates exercises, you want an initiation in the core, and then you’ll be working the glutes, hamstrings, and the upper back muscles that help to stabilize your shoulder blades and counter tight pecs.

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Let Your Heart Take Flight

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 in Anatomy, At the Studio, Health & Nutrition, Mind Body, Pilates | 0 comments

One of the best exercises you can learn to help get out of a hunched or kyphotic posture, is the Pilates Fundamental referred to as “Flight.” Flight is considered a fundamental because it’s the base move for a number of Pilates exercises, and as with all foundational exercises, like with ribcage arms or the Pilates breath, understanding how to do it well is key.

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