One Stop Shop for a Skinny Waist

core Dec 05, 2015

Favorite exercise alert! Okay, I admit it, I have a lot of favorite exercises. But for good reason! They feel gooooood, they energize me and they make me stop hurting (yes, I have tight muscles, too). Today's favorite exercise is called: Twisted Plank. I made that up. Since I'm not very creative...

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Let Your Weaker Body Parts Have A Chance Too

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

I'm sure you've heard the saying: "A chain is only as strong as the weakest link." It's sometimes used when referring to sports teams or other group efforts. I would like to apply this concept to the muscles in your body. When all the muscles in your body are working together to perform a...

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How To Match Up Your Body With An Exercise

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

I like ice skating, it requires some skill and grace, which is something that I enjoy (with my dance background). My boyfriend Chris and I were invited to an ice skating "party" on a lake. The ice must be hard enough since it's been so freakishly cold around her recently. Chris tells me that he...

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How to Correct Forwardly Rounded Shoulders

posture upper body Dec 05, 2015
 

Posture is at the top of the list of most people. We know how important it is to keep our alignment correct throughout the day, so we don’t start feeling achy and painful. Due to many hours sitting at the office, surfing the web, or checking our cell phone - our body develops in a certain...

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Get Into Your Comfort Zone Before Stepping Out Of It

training strategy Dec 05, 2015

Most of the people I help are disciplined with their workouts and aware that they have to work out to get stronger, stretch to become more flexible. They are not lazy, nor shy to do the work. A common "side effect" of that discipline is that they go beyond their comfort zone. Of course, we've...

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Building a Strong Butt

lower body Dec 05, 2015
 

A strong butt is not just pretty, it’s crucial for good healthy movement. Your butt muscle (gluteus maximus) is attached to your pelvis, which is attached to your spine, which is attached to your neck and shoulders, etc.

And on the other end your glut max is attached to your thigh bone,...

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150 Second Ab Makeover

core Dec 05, 2015

This 150 Second Ab Makeover is a quick but very powerful series of six core strengthening exercises with the inevitable side effect of flat abs!

Every new student at Concord Pilates receives a handout of this 150 Second Ab Makeover and I'm going to show you some of the exercises to all of you...

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Have You Been Cheating in Your Core Exercises!?

core spine Nov 29, 2015

Did you know that most people cheat themselves during their abdominal workout? One of the most important things is to keep a neutral spine. What's that, you ask? Let me help you find it. So, let's lie down on our backs.

When you are laying flat on your back, there should be four points of the...

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The Best Stretch after Running, Hiking and Cycling

 

Have you ever felt your lower back or the sides of your hip ache after a long hike, bike ride, or run? I’m sure you do your lunge (hip flexor stretch) and a hamstring stretch religiously after each workout, am I right? Do you still feel that tightness at the sides of the hips?

The reason...

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Are You Ready To Dig Deeper

training strategy Nov 29, 2015

This past weekend my boyfriend and I did some gardening. Or should I say he did the gardening and I watched him. I don’t want you to think that I’m lazy or don’t want to get my hands dirty. Quite on the contrary, I love the feeling of working with my hands, the feeling that...

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