Pilates is a method of exercise that is synonymous with core strengthening, but is that all that is really involved? Joseph Pilates originally intended for his method to become a way of life. Let’s take a look at what makes a Pilates session different from most other forms of exercise and how this can carry over into our daily life.Breathing
I was recently asked to do something that is completley outside of my comfort zone. My initial reaction was NO, I can't possibly do that! Then I took a deep breath and thought, why not? It will take a lot of effort but it really sounds like something you would enjoy. So I went for it.
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It’s a tough world out there: sitting through long commute and work hours, standing and walking on hard surfaces. Faced with these daily work/life balance challenges, it’s not surprising that at least 80% of Americans will experience back pain at least once in their lives.
I spent the past weekend learning the new Balanced Body Bodhi Suspension Training system and was amazed by what I experience. The word Bodhi is sanskrit for "to awaken". As a Pilates practicioner and instructor for more than a decade, I was surprised by how much the Bodhi system did awaken my core. Using the ropes to suspend the body activated the deepest muscles to stabilize the body while moving in and out of gravity.
Marketing, one of those things that can create confusion especially in our world of fitness. Here is what I think are some of the phrases we hear in fitness that may confuse consumers. We have all seen it from the words "toning" "lean" "weight loss" and the most infamous, "long lean muscles". Also "six pack abs" "bigger", "stronger", "shredded", and just get "jacked". I don't know if you noticed, but marketing words used as my examples definitely target specific genders.