Pilates. I think everyone can benefit from some Pilates in their lives. Who doesn't want to be strong and lean?http://www.athensreview.com/news/renew-strength-through-pilates/article_31404138-52a3-11e6-a099-f3f008bdb187.html
One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use. If you're into sports you've seen it before. It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds. It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it. How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?
This weekend was full of learning and exploring Pilates with Deborah Lessen, who taught an amazing workshop at the Pilates Center in Rockville, Maryland.Day 1 taught us the skills needed to visually assess our clients correctly.We had some very different body types to work with (our models were participant
Core Exercises are always in style right? If I had a $100 for every time I have been asked what is the best core exercise, I would be writing this blog from the beach in Punta Cana, lol!Seriously, core exercises have their place and are important to do. Consider a few of the main reasons why they are important:
Snow Shoveling BenefitsSnow shoveling season is here. It is that time of year where we break out those shovels in preparation for what we just experienced this past weekend in the DC Metro area (or the majority of the East Coast). While I know snow shoveling is not high on the priority list of fun things to do, it can be very helpful for your body.
I have spent my entire teaching career focusing on Pilates and mindful movement. I love the depth and breadth of this work. I feel energized when I see a client feel the work deeply for the first time and understand that to be truly present in their exercise sessions brings about great change. I recently had the opportunity to take a Spinning certification course. I was very nervous walking into this class for several reasons. For starters, this form of exercise was out of my comfort zone. I teach slow, controlled, precise movements; not spinning!