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Core Strength and Pelvic Floor corrective exercise fitness functional strength training strength workout Feb 20, 2021

When it comes to your core muscles, one group often gets overlooked … until it gets to be a problem!
 
That’s because when we think of our core, we usually only think of the muscles that wrap around our body’s midsection.
 
But did you know that your pelvic floor muscles...

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Mini Routine to Help Balance Your Core corrective exercise fitness functional strength training strength workout Feb 10, 2021

An out-of-balance core can make it a LOT harder for you to reach your fitness and strength goals.
 
Before I get into the hows & whys, picture this:
 
Imagine your core is like a flexible piece of tubing made of dozens of intertwining muscles. One of its many jobs is to support your...

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Pilates is Lit! corrective exercise functional strength training health injury pain free movement pilates stress workout Jan 28, 2021

Having three teenagers brings home new colourful and strange slang language. My teens say "lit" a lot. Googling the word, historically it meant "drunk", but now means exciting or excellent. And I can honestly say Pilates is EXCITING and EXCELLENT, but definitely has nothing to do with...

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Benefits of Pilates barre corrective exercise functional strength training pilates Oct 24, 2020

Pilates was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, born in 1883. He spent his life studying the body's healthy movement patterns, first in Germany and later in New York, USA, developing a system called Contrology.

In his beginnings, Joseph worked in a hospital at the end of World War I and...

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Benefits of Strength Training PLUS Workout fitness functional strength training strength workout Oct 01, 2020

Exactly what is strength training? Strength training is any planned exercise that challenges your muscles by adding load (weight) to your movements.

By challenging your muscular system you slowly and gradually built your lean muscle mass. As an added bonus you also strengthen your ligaments...

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Strength Circuit Aug 8 2020 fitness functional strength training strength workout Aug 09, 2020

I taught this strength circuit three times this week: to the Wednesday evening crew, Thursday morning Older Adult 55+ crew, and the Friday morning crew. All thought it was pretty intense...however my Older Adults crew didn't complain too much. I promised my clients I would also be...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 1 Strength Training barre corrective exercise functional strength training health pain free movement pilates recovery Jul 05, 2020

Last week I wrote an article on exercise recovery and mentioned that within the body there is a constant play of stability and mobility. Certain areas in our body function best when strong and stable and other areas of the body function best with more range of motion. I also briefly explored how...

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What is the Pain-Free Movement? corrective exercise functional strength training injury pain free movement pilates Jun 06, 2020

As an experienced Pilates instructor, certified Exercise Coach and Corrective Exercise Specialist, many new clients have come to me with over-use injuries, even with a few acute injuries. While diagnosing and treating acute injuries is not within my scope of practice (that is the...

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