Can Pilates Make You a Better Runner?

The annual New York City Marathon is approaching this Sunday — November 5, 2017 — and participating runners have no doubt been training for months! What many don’t know is that Pilates can actually help runners avoid injuries and improve their run. Whether you’re an experienced marathon runner or you just enjoy a morning jog, Pilates […]

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9 Tips for Staying Healthy on a Road Trip

#1 – Set a Morning Workout Routine Get up 30 minutes earlier then you plan to each day and fit in a high-intensity interval training (HIIT) session or sprint drills. HIIT is a fantastic way to burn a huge amount of calories in a short period of time. 10 minutes of hard work in the morning […]

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Helpful Stretches for the Lower Back and Hips

Due to sitting all day, our back and hips get tight and weak. Most workouts focus on our back body or front body, but we rarely get into our outer hips, which are integral to feeling good and preventing injury. If our hips are strong and flexible, they allow us to lift out of our […]

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Gym Etiquette for the New-Year Newbies

With New Year’s Eve around the corner, you may have resolved to join a gym to get fit. That’s great! But, gym etiquette faux pas can leave a “newbie” like you in an embarrassing situation. Although there is nothing wrong with being new, if you can get a handle on the following code of conduct […]

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Impactful Stretches for the Neck and Shoulders

Strengthening an area that is tight due to weakness is essential. But when life is busy, there is no time for a massage! So try the simple stretches below, and add in a few exercises to prevent tightness from returning in the future. Neck-Releasers After a long day at the computer or a bad night’s sleep, […]

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Unwind (Series 1): 5 Exercises Everyone Should Do Every Day Forever

In my countless hours of professional dance training and decades of teaching bodies of all levels with every request imaginable (to get rid of “arm jiggle,” make the pain go away, loosen up hamstrings, unwind scoliosis, and more), I’ve learned there are groups of exercises that really do work well for most of us. While […]

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Unwind (Series 2): Discipline Equals Freedom

“I don’t want to control. I want to let go,” are lyrics by the artist Pink, who I recently marveled at in concert. She learned technical aerial dance as an adult and can now literally fly over the audience at Madison Square Garden, which shows that being disciplined takes hard work, and freedom is the […]

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4 Signs Your Body Doesn’t Get Enough Protein

One of the most important building blocks of any healthy lifestyle is protein. It provides the body with energy to keep going and has been shown to promote long-term weight loss, along with countless other health benefits. And because protein is an essential nutrient, the majority of it cannot be produced naturally by the body […]

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Family Fitness: 5 Keys to Summertime Success

The summer is a great time to prioritize family fitness. With more hours in the day and no evening schoolwork, the whole family can stay active together. Despite this extra time and warmer weather, it can still feel impossible to motivate your kids to get up and move. That’s where the keys to family fitness […]

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5 Habits to Add to Your Post-Workout Ritual

Post-workout is blissful, sometimes painful, but always rewarding…especially if you didn’t want to do it in the first place. But, your post-workout ritual should involve more than a pat on the back and a fueling feast. Add the following five ideas to your usual routine to feel great, keep your favorite fitness apparel in good […]

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