Category Archives: Healing with Exercise

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You are losing muscle mass: you must fail to get it back

Are you over the age of 30?  Then you’re already on the sarcopenia road – age related muscle loss.  If you’re inactive you naturally lose as much as 5% of your muscle mass every decade starting in your 30s.  Even if you do workout, there will be some muscle decline. You can however, minimize how

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HOW TO FEEL BETTER RIGHT NOW

Want to feel better in your body right now? Move it. Talk about instant gratification!  In just minutes you’ll feel the rush of increased blood flow circulating around, it’s an internal warmth and buzz.  A self-generated positive induced high from which you will reap rewards not only now but tomorrow and beyond. At your desk?

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Mammogram Controversy

Last year my routine mammogram report came back as suspect and they wanted to do a follow up diagnostic mammogram.  it’s the same machine, same process only they get more angles, use a lens that can zoom in tighter, and there’s greater radiation exposure. I didn’t do it.  I am skeptical about diagnostics.  Especially when

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WHY TELL YOUR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR ABOUT YOUR MEDS

I recently spent some time teaching private Pilates sessions at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. The population skews older with the average being in their 60s.  Part of my protocol is to gather information about health conditions and medications. Whether your are an instructor or client – do not skip this part. As I discovered, most of

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Pilates Benefits: A Return to Life

What is Pilates and how will it benefit you?  I get that question a lot.  In short, it meets you where you are right now and takes you further than you can imagine. Need more strength?  Balance? Muscle? Coordination?  You’ll get it. Pilates is a way to more fully realize your potential. Recently, WebMD showcased

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HOW TO FIND A WELL-QUALIFIED PILATES INSTRUCTOR

Pilates certifications can be snagged in a weekend or take several years and hundreds of hours to earn. I invested two years studying for my comprehensive certification which also included an apprentice program. I delved deeply into anatomy, biomechanics and how to work with injuries and limitations. It’s a fascinating and endless journey. More than

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PILATES FUZZY BOOTS HANG

Pilates fuzzy boots and aerial yoga inspired me to hang a pink parachute hammock from the ceiling in my living room. I just mounted sturdy hooks right into the studs. It easily support my body allowing me to swing, stretch, and hang upside down. The anti-gravity feels great, especially after a long stressful day.  I

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