Three Types of Stretching

Good Afternoon! What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word stretch. I’ll tell you what I think of; pain. The severe discomfort of extending your muscles farther than they want to go and holding the position until you are red in the face, possibly shaking. Well, this is how I […]

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Fitness Derailment: What happens when you stop working out?

Hi guys! Recovering from an injury is just so unpleasant. First of all, you’re injured and probably in pain. Secondly, many of us who receive injuries have a hard time adjusting to this new fitness-less lifestyle while we are in recovery. All the benefits that us fitness junkies rely on to maintain physical and mental […]

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Working out through an injury

Hi there! Just some April [snow] showers to start off our week; Spring is always such a tease in the beginning. Somehow, I have sustained yet another injury; a pulled hamstring is no joke. Sitting down, standing up, normal things are so unbelievable painful. Hamstrings are large muscles and can take months to heal. For […]

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Abdominals as a Defense Against Injury

Good morning! We’re having a lovely spring snow here this morning. A light dusting is in the forecast, so of course all the businesses and schools are closed until noon. I made the mistake of going to the grocery store yesterday. It is not the mere crowds that I find unappealing, more so just the […]

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The Danger of Motivational Quotes

Good morning! I am couch bound with a heating pad, and I’m getting pretty depressed about it. The pain in my back for the past two days has made day-to-day activities pretty excruciating. Why this sudden flare of pain? Well I couldn’t stop working out. After one invigorating and amazing session of mat Pilates I […]

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The Never-ending Story of lower back pain.

Good morning readers! I want to begin the story of my lower back pain. In the past I have detailed over my experience with injury, particularly that involving lower back pain. So many of us suffer from this condition, and in my experience really one of the most frustrating and painful experiences. My problems started […]

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Teaching a High school Football Team and the importance of Stretching

Good morning everyone!   No, I am not a High school Football coach. Football does not fall in my areas of expertise, far from it. What I do is teach them a weekly Pilates class that focuses on stretching, relaxation, and building core strength. Hooray! These things I know about! The general importance of stretching […]

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