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Overall Fitness

Not the Meditating Type? Neither Am I. Except…

Meditation?!?  Sometimes that word is really intimidating. Most days there’s no way that I’m going to sit still for longer than about 2 minutes without falling asleep or getting up to get something done.  And quiet freaks me out. But we all know the amazing health benefits of meditation…we’ve seen articles about it for years. And […]

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How do your armpits help keep your spine safe?

OK, I know sometimes I say things that really don’t make sense…but this isn’t one of those times.  As you learned in my last post, the muscle that feels like it’s your armpit, your Serratus Anterior, keeps your scapula (shoulder blade) attached to your ribcage, helps stabilize it, and helps the whole shoulder move properly.  […]

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Why I’m Obsessed With Your Armpits

If you’ve ever taken a class with me, you have heard me talk about your armpits more than once.  I know it’s a little odd, but once you find what I mean, you feel a huge difference in how you’re doing whatever exercise you’re doing.  But you may not understand what happened, so I thought […]

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It’s all about the opposition…

By now, you know that Pilates is supposed to be hard.  It doesn’t often look that way, but you know the internal work and the quest for proper muscle activation and alignment makes it so challenging. But sometimes you’re in class and you know that the exercise you’re doing is feeling too easy. You have […]

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The Exercises We LOVE…part 4

So, all of the exercises we’ve talked about are great, but how often do we roll like a ball or sit in stomach massage position outside of Pilates class? The last of my favorite exercises that I want to share with you is marching on the Ped-a-Pul.  It’s standing and highlights any imbalance that will […]

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The Exercises We LOVE the Most

In honor of “Love Day” this month (this is what my son’s favorite show calls it), I thought we’d share the exercises we love the most with you! For this week, it’s my favorite mat exercise… If you’ve ever taken my mat class, you know that I LOVE Rolling Like a Ball.  There’s something so […]

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Just do it

Nike has long used “Just Do It” in marketing their brand.  We’ve heard it a million times.  We’ve used it in jokes.  We’ve ignored the lesson we should learn from it. We are masters of procrastination and laziness. Masters. But what if we just did it? Years ago, I participated in a pilot program that […]

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It’s that time of year…

I’ve been seeing a meme on Facebook all week that talks about starting a gym called “Resolutions” – it would be a gym for January and a bar the rest of the year. I kind of grumble when I see this because it’s all so true.  Too many people make New Year’s Resolutions and drop […]

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Happy New Year!!

As we approach 2016, I want to encourage you to think about your goals.  Not just your “resolutions”, but what you want to achieve in 2016 and beyond.  Write them down and put them in a place you see often. We are much more likely to achieve our goals when we write them down and […]

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Don’t let the fear of failure hold you back!

In my 20’s, I had a friend who was so smart and talented with a ton of interests and ideas of how to turn them into successful businesses that could help a lot of people. BUT He was so scared of failing that he never tried any of them.  He was so paralyzed by this […]

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