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Category Archives: Pilates

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Why Modifying Your Ab Workout With Diastasis Recti Is Not The Answer

One of the most common issues I see in my practice of treating women after pregnancy is diastasis recti (or abdominal separation).  This is a lot more common than people think.  Almost 100% of women have this condition during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy.  Many times, especially after multiple pregnancies, the separation does not close…

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Why Flexibility Can Slow Down Aging… Despite Your Age!

Flexibility Can Slow Down Aging

Did you know that having good flexibility can slow down aging… despite your age? Are you finding it difficult to sit on low couches, chairs, toilet or on the floor? Are you waking up every morning with a stiff back?  Are your shoulders beginning to round forward?? Is putting on your socks and shoes becoming…

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What Happened When I Hurt My Back and Was Told ”Go Do Pilates!”… But I’m Not Sure Why?

Pilates

Pilates was invented in the early 20th century as a method of body rehabilitation, (which now is like for the person that says..”I hurt my back” ) and for strengthening World War I soldiers.  This method was started by Joseph Pilates, but it took off as a mainstream exercise when ballet dancers started using it…

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Why These 5 Easy Tips Help Avoid Low Back Pain And Keep You From Feeling Like The Left-Out Grandparent

Grandchild - Grandparent Enjoying The Beach

Your grandchildren are simultaneously your greatest joy and greatest sorrow. I often hear “I have low back pain… what should I do?” Or “how do I fix a lower back strain?” Or even, “What can I do to avoid low back pain in the future?”  When I ask what happened to cause this pain, many…

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The Hidden Reason Why You Inconsistently Hit the Golf Ball Further and Straighter in Your Golf Game

Golfer

Do you want to hit the golf ball further? Here’s a little secret… In order to hit the golf ball further (consistently) and combat a lot of the twisting and torque that happens to your body in golf, it is important to keep your body balanced and strong. There is a type of exercise that…

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Only 8% of People Do This?

7 Steps To Achieving Your New Year’s Resolution

Only 8% of People Do This We are now in December of 2017 and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is alive and well. Over the last couple weeks, we’ve actually had some of our clients starting to talk about New Year’s resolutions and trying to come up with some things that they can…

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What is the Best Way to Stay Fit Over 40?

Older Couple Jogging In Park

Here are some of the best things that you can do to stay fit over 40, and why this type of exercise is really going to benefit you? Stay Fit Over 40 Well, as we age, we lose flexibility in our joints and our soft tissue. We also have changes in our coordination and balance,…

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How Pilates Can Help You Recover From A Knee Injury

Pilates for knee pain

I want to talk to you today about how Pilates can help recover from a knee injury. I bring this up because a recent client of mine who’s 53 years old.  She was struggling with chronic knee pain, had trouble going up and down her stairs, squatting, running, jumping. This was bothering her for the…

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Is It Safe To Exercise With A Bad Back?

Low back pain and exercise

Want to know if it is safe to exercise with a bad back? This week I had a question asked by one of our amazing clients, Rob, 51, from Carlsbad… And it’s one that we get asked often! It went something like this… “This past weekend I was skating and I hurt my back. It was…

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