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Is Your Workout Long on Fitness but Short on Health?

  • Do your workouts always include reaching for Advil soon after?
  • Are you super strong from muscle-building workouts but balancing on one (bare)foot is hard to do?
  • Are you an indoor cycling enthusiast with strong legs but your toes won’t wiggle or spread apart?
  • Do you workout often but your alignment always seems off?
  • Do you love taking cardio dance classes but suffer from a bit of urine leakage while doing so?

Are any of these you? If so, your body may still not be getting what it needs for optimal health, regardless of your fitness level.  Read more…

My Journey to a New Perspective….and a Blog!

My journey begins with the hundreds of hours needed to become a fully certified Pilates Instructor.

Mr. Pilates, who died in the 1970s, strangely didn’t write much down regarding how his exercises should be performed and why.  He wrote two books, but they covered less than 25% of the entire exercise repertoire.  So, to learn Pilates, you had to learn from a practitioner who also had the information handed down to him or her from an earlier generation.  In some ways, this was awesome.  I felt like I was learning a real trade and part of a very special club.

However, the trade I was learning was very subjective. Much was left open to interpretation and misunderstanding.  It was a Pilates telephone game.

The Pilates Telephone Game

In the early years, when many dancers made up the ranks of Pilates practitioners, it’s a safe bet that any unknowns regarding Mr. Pilates’s intentions were filled with aspects of ballet training. (Years later the gym industry would start their own Pilates telephone game, but that’s a story for another day)  As a former ballet dancer myself, most of Pilates felt very natural to me.  But I also knew what is physically necessary for dancers isn’t necessary or even advisable for the average person.  Read more…