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Too much forward tilt can cause a cranky low-back

75% of my clients experience occasional low-back tension

General low-back tension is quite common in our chair-loving culture.

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Throwback Thursday

Today’s Throwback post is inspired by two of my clients who recently mentioned how one small change in their driving habits dramatically reduced their neck and shoulder stress before and after driving their cars. Tip #3 was the game-changer for both of them.

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TBT

Since the final season of Downton Abbey just started airing here in the States, I’m reminded of a post from last year — the one about the fab posture that we see from that era, at least among the aristocracy. No leaning forward, no schlumping backward. It’s as if the Pilates police are somewhere in the background….

 

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My Barre peeps have spoken: they need access to some of the class playlists, so I’ll be posting 1 per month. Here’s our most popular Barre Fitness playlist for July 2015:

barre playlist july 2015

The movement breakdown:

  • Warmup: Love Shack
  • Standing Weights: Head Over Heals
  • Thigh 1: Rock Lobster
  • Thigh Stretch: Mad about You
  • Seat 1: We got the Beat
  • Seat Stretch: Manic Monday
  • Thigh 2: Roam
  • Thigh Stretch: Eternal Flame
  • Seat 2: Our Lips are Sealed
  • Seat Stretch: I Get Weak
  • Plank Series: Private Idaho
  • Core: Walk Like an Egyptian
  • Core: Wake me up Before you Go Go
  • Final Stretch: Circle in the Sand

You know I had a ton of stories to go with this 80’s playlist. The Epic Go-Go’s party of 1982 will live on forever. No, there is no photographic evidence. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

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