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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What kind of instructor do I want to be?

Good morning! It is currently five degrees here in beautiful New England, with a high of nine and a wind chill of -25. But the sun is shining so I’ll just be sitting here staring at the albeit cold and distant rays pretending it’s not happening and ignoring the two foot snow drifts blanketing the […]

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Feeling Desperate About Long Term Goals.

Good Morning Readers! Just a few thoughts I’d like to offer on the topic of giving up, motivating yourself, and especially ignoring the sense of despair often associated with long-term goals. This last one resonates with me and I know it does for many out there. I have written in the past about the importance […]

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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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How to push past a weight loss plateau

Good morning all!   I got little carried away yesterday with my discussion on the benefits of diet vs. exercise for weight loss, and found myself heading down a different road: What happens when your progress grinds to a frustrating halt? What do we do to spark our metabolism into a calorie-burning mega-machine, without limiting […]

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DIETS, FOODS, NUMBERS PT. III: The 80/20 Rule

The final post in my little diet project, (If you have not followed they are, The 3,500 Theory, Low Carb Diets, and The Paleo Diet) is focused on the 80/20 rule. Following in the ever-present societal trend of constantly discussing weight loss, this post will focus on a topic that I was uneducated on until […]

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Long-term Recovery

I spent the past couple of weeks recovering from a very annoying cold and arguing with the chillier weather and earlier sunsets (yes, arguing. I stood on the porch shaking my fist at the sky, yelling, “Whyyy!?”) Whilst preoccupied with this time consuming pursuit, I started focusing less on the things that make me feel […]

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