Injury Prevention

9 Mistakes That Destroy Your Pole Progress – Pole Dance Fitness Article

9 Mistakes That Destroy Your Pole Progress 13 Feel like you’re stuck in a rut? Training hard and not seeing much pole progress? If that sounds like you, you could be making some easy mistakes that are destroying your training plan. I know I’ve definitely been guilty of 90% of these over the years! Knowing where you’re going wrong is the first step to fixing the problem though, so worry not 🙂 Today we’re going to take a…

Read More

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : – Pole Dance Fitness Article

Welcome to the International Pole Convention : With 6 weeks to go before my first trip to PoleCon, i was prepped, planned and positively ready to rock the BIG stage with my PFRPT friends in the Groups and troupes showcase. Then the unthinkable happened…. i broke my toe (and it wasn’t even pole related)!An 8lb hand weight that my daughter left on the kitchen counter rolled off the surface and (as the urgent care doctor so colorfully worded it) “pulverized”…

Read More

Interview with our newest instructor Mika Shafir – Pilates Fitness Article

Interview with our newest instructor Mika Shafir What is your favorite Pilates exercise? On the mat I love to do inversion exercises like rollover and on the reformer my favorite is the semi-circle. How did you get hooked on Pilates? I was active and in motion since childhood with after school and weekend activities like swimming, roller skating, gymnastics, and more. During my second year of Physical Therapy school a friend, who is a Pilates teacher, made us all come…

Read More

Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management – Pilates Fitness Article

Exercise And Depression – How Physiotherapy Can Assist Management Depression is becoming more widely and acceptably spoken about, and while there is still lots we need to research to further understand the complexity of depression, there is an increasing understanding of the role exercise plays in its management. With over 100 studies conducted on the role of exercise in the management of depression there is an increasing awareness of the crossover of physiotherapy as an adjunct to managing the exercise…

Read More

Improve Your Balance With These Moves – Women’s Running – Running Fitness Article

“> This challenge is all about balance exercises. The task is to walk from one end of a narrow surface to the other without looking down, walk backward to the starting point, then finally walk to the middle of your imaginary “balance beam,” squat down as low as you can, and rise back up to standing. After you’ve mastered this, do it all again with your eyes closed. Muscles worked: Balance work strengthens your hip stabilizer muscles, including your glutes…

Read More

6 Tips For New Runners To Avoid Injury. – Fitness Article

Last week I received a message on Instagram from a new runner, she has recently started running and is working towards a goal of running a half marathon later this year. Her question was ‘How many times a week should I run? Will I get injured if I run too much?’ I get a lot of questions about running, recovery, and injuries so I thought I’d share my top tips in one post … ALWAYS Warm Up! Even if it’s just…

Read More

When You Shouldn’t Push Through the Pain – Fitness Article

Fitness junkies thrive on pushing through tough workouts. After all, few things are more rewarding than tackling an intense routine and coming out victorious — and drenched in sweat. But, at some point, pushing through a workout goes from admirable to foolish. So, how do you know when to set your ego aside and throw in the towel, if only temporarily? “You have the phrase, ‘No pain, no gain,’ which is a cool thing to put on a T-shirt, but…

Read More