Optimizing Your Pilates Session: Leave Distractions at the Door – Pilates Fitness Article

Optimizing Your Pilates Session: Leave Distractions at the Door May 20, 2019 By Cathleen Rodgers Between work, family or kids, friends, travel, and life in general, sometimes just getting into the studio regularly is a challenge. And even once you set foot in the studio and lay on the Reformer, your mind may begin to wander to the tasks waiting for you once your session comes to an end. Ironically, the Pilates method centers around developing your mind-body-spirit connection—for use…

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Everyday I teach Pilates. » Blue Sparrow Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Everyday I teach Pilates. » Blue Sparrow Pilates Written by Holly Furgason on November 23, 2016. Posted in Blog, Pilates In the wake of recent events, I’m taking stock. Everyday I teach Pilates. Yes, it’s “just” exercise. But in these uncertain times, I’m realizing it goes beyond fitness. Let me start with a little background. About ten years ago I set out to open a Pilates studio in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Both the location and the…

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Brain-Based Training at RedBird – RedBird Pilates & Fitness – Pilates Fitness Article

Brain-Based Training at RedBird – RedBird Pilates & Fitness Brain-Based Training at RedBird Elisabeth and I have had a busy fall. We were privileged to speak at the annual Club Industry conference again this year, were honored to teach at the Pilates Method Alliance conference, and recently returned from an intensive four-day brain-based training with Z-Health Performance Solutions. Z-Health is a brain-based and scientific approach to the rehabilitation of injury and the development of movement excellence. It is a…

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Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course! – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Move Forward 5k/10k Race 2019, Featuring a New Course!  Are you a runner, walker, or just love dogs (and/or beer)? The Regis University School of Physical Therapy is hosting its 17th iteration of the Move Forward 5k/10k and kids run at Regis University on September 21st, 2019. The race will take place on the Regis University Northwest Denver campus, and we are especially excited this year to unveil a new course that takes participants off campus and onto the beautiful…

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Inspired Communities Make Us Stronger » Blue Sparrow Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Inspired Communities Make Us Stronger » Blue Sparrow Pilates Written by admin on April 4, 2017. Posted in Blog Spring training is happening all around the Bay. So many of you are signing up for half marathons, bike races, triathlons, and even muddy obstacle runs. I love it! I love the enthusiasm and the excitement of trying something new. I love that you’re pushing yourselves, often into the unknown. And selfishly, I love that you’re inspiring me. Which for me…

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Energized like a bunny… The Spring Supercharge Continues – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Energized like a bunny… The Spring Supercharge Continues After a week of eating like a warrior and practicing self-care, I feel energized like a bunny! Amazing how that works 🙂 It’s simple (but not necessarily easy) to maintain health and balance in this chaotic world… My basic recipe is… Yoga + Superfoods + Self-care It’s about finding the balance between willpower (doing hard things) … and chillpower (relaxing and letting go). For me, it’s a constant challenge to find that…

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Outdoor Yoga – What to Expect? – Ashtanga Yoga Fitness Article

Outdoor Yoga – What to Expect? Share with your friends6sharesOutdoor Yoga is a positive trend. Looking at social media and YouTube, you will find people enjoying Yoga at amazing and inspiring locations around the world.  People who experienced Outdoor Yoga will tell you how uplifting they felt and they can not wait to start doing it again this year. In this blog post, I would like to share my experience starting the Outdoor Yoga in Heidelberg and creating a culture, keeping it…

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The role of compression for recovery from endurance activity – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The role of compression for recovery from endurance activity What happens to the muscle following exercise: Strenuous or unaccustomed exercise damages muscle cell structures and impairs muscle function (1). Significantly more damage occurs during eccentric muscle contractions. This is because fewer motor units are recruited and a smaller cross section of muscle is activated to handle the same load as in a concentric contraction. Damage to muscle fibers results in an inflammatory response causing a transfer of fluid to the…

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June 2019 Exercise of the Month – Pilates Fitness Article

June 2019 Exercise of the Month We are starting an exercise of the month feature here on the Soma Pilates blog. Our goal is to feature great exercises that you can do at home with little to no equipment. Now that June has arrived we’ve noticed that many of our clients are taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get outdoors and participate in activities like hiking, running, and walking. Since a common thread for all these activities is the…

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Living Like Joe: The Pilates Philosophy on Life – Pilates Fitness Article

Living Like Joe: The Pilates Philosophy on Life June 30, 2019 By Cathleen Rodgers Anyone who practices the Pilates method regularly has come to recognize the amazing benefits and effects on the body. Improved posture, an increase in flexibility and strength, better breathing, enhanced focus and concentration…these start in the studio and carry over to our outside worlds. Joseph Pilates carefully curated his Pilates Method in order to restore our bodily systems, which he believed were often neglected in lieu…

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What you could conquer with proper alignment? » Blue Sparrow Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

What you could conquer with proper alignment? » Blue Sparrow Pilates Written by Holly Furgason on November 16, 2017. Posted in Blog Achieving good alignment is not easy. You’d think a professional ballet dancer would have no problem with alignment. Think again. Just like everyone else, good alignment and pain-free movement is something that evolves over time. It can’t be “mastered” in a couple hours. So, when professional dancer and Pilates instructor Demetria came to me with her story of finding…

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What are You Comparing Yourself To? – Absolute Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

What are You Comparing Yourself To? – Absolute Pilates Comparison is the robber of happiness. It keeps you from doing what you feel you were meant to do. It makes you feel like you are not good enough. What are you comparing yourself to? Is the client next to you on the reformer? Is your friend from college you see. Is the random person in front of you in line at the grocery store? All the people out there on the…

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It’s Time for Love – RedBird Pilates & Fitness – Pilates Fitness Article

It’s Time for Love – RedBird Pilates & Fitness It’s Time for Love By Molly Siegler Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s time for more lovey-dovey advice from your resident romantic! After all, ‘tis the season to take care of yourself and those you love. We often forget to take care of ourselves. Take this Valentine’s Day as a chance to add a festive, yummy treat to your self-care routine. For me, self-care isn’t just one thing. It…

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Making A Difference In The World – Fitness Article

Making A Difference In The World I work on a daily basis with people who know that they want to transform themselves physically and mentally. As human beings, we all have an innate sense that to be truly happy in life, we need to start that journey with a sense of worth in our own bodies and accomplishments. I’ve seen thousands of people take that first small step and then go on to become healthy and successful. The funny thing…

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10 Things Women Need While They Are Pregnant (Beyond Their Registry) – Fitness Article

There are certain things money can’t buy when it comes to what pregnant women really need, and mamas-to-be need to take care of themselves, their mental health, their bodies, their surroundings, and their lifestyle; those things go well beyond their baby registry. 

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Meet your new bestie: Eimele – Fitness Article

As you may have seen I’ve recently moved back to Sydney (cue immediate hectic work / life / balance) and I’m not the only one. You see there’s a new kid on the block, and someone I think you’ll also love. Her name is Eimele and she’s everything you want in a friend. Someone who has you’re back in this modern world. Someone to take to yoga with, meet after a busy day at work. Who’s always there to help…

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Incredible India a Journey of Enlightenment – Fitness Article

Incredible India was an amazing adventure and I am so grateful to have had this experience. There is so much to this country of incredible beauty which is filled with color, culture, tradition, religion, and festivals. Over the course of 10 days, we spent time in Delhi, Rishikesh, and Dharamsala. We visited temples, mosques, monasteries and the spice market in Delhi. Flew to the Ananda Spa in the foothills of the Himalayas where we explored the ancient art and science of…

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What’s Your Missing Link? Part 2 – Rondeau Health and Wellness – Workout Fitness Article

Last week in Part 1 we started talking about the missing link in your health and wellness chain. What is stalling your progress? What is keeping you from reaching your goals even though you feel like you’re doing everything right? We looked into nutrition and fitness, the two major components that people tend to think about when making healthy changes. But what if you’re sure that your nutrition is on point and your fitness plan is top notch, but you’re…

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What’s Your Missing Link? Part 1 – Rondeau Health and Wellness – Workout Fitness Article

You feel like you’re doing everything right when it comes to your health. You’re eating the “right” foods, you go to the gym, and you sleep 8 hours per night. But something isn’t going right — you’re not losing the weight you want to, you’re exhausted all the time, you’re not making the fitness progress you envisioned, or maybe you just feel “off”. So what gives? The truth is, it is so hard to do everything right. If things aren’t…

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Think About You For A Change – Rondeau Health and Wellness – Workout Fitness Article

This post is for everyone who spends their days worrying about and taking care of other people. For moms, dads, doctors, teachers, health care professionals, and everyone else who’s life revolves around the well being of other people. This, today, is for you. And my question to you is this: When was the last time you thought about the most important piece: yourself? We’ve all heard the saying a million times — “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. And…

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My Winter Skincare Routine | adriennelondon.com – Fitness Article

Over the last few years I’ve tried a ton of different skin care routines, and I’ve figured out exactly what works for my skin. During the winter months I know that I need to hydrate my skin as much as possible. Running outside in the cold in the morning and spending time indoors with heating on, can really dry my skin out, so here are my golden rules when it comes to winter skin care… Oil is your friend and…

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My Wish For Women in 2019 – Rondeau Health and Wellness – Workout Fitness Article

If I could impress upon my daughter one important thing as she grows up, it would be this: Stop trying to be smaller. Women as a whole tend to spend their whole lives trying to be smaller. Smaller thighs, smaller stomach, smaller arms, smaller nose. And pretty soon these wishes for a smaller body translate into other things: a smaller voice, a smaller presence. Why are we constantly trying to shrink ourselves away, to exist less than we already do…

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5 ways to SAVE Money – Fitness Article

Because everyone wants to! Why is it so ingrained in our brains to choose the generic brand at the grocery store instead of the name brand? Why do we avoid buying that $500 handbag (or pair of sneakers) and go for the $50 one instead? Why is it so ingrained for adults to try and save every dollar they possibly can? Throughout my high school and college career I lived by the motto – “I’m here for a good time,…

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