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Have you been doing the same workout for forever?  How’s that working for you? You have time to create a HUGE CHANGE before the end of 2014.  If you’re thinking you’d like a new physique, one that feels different and looks different, it’s time to DO something different.

In the spirit of trying something new, I’m offering “Try-it before you Buy It” classes the week of 10/6/2014.  Come on in to the Nike Sports Center and try a Barre Fitness class or a Pilates Reformer class before you commit to ongoing training.  Here are the details:

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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.

What’s the connection between low-back tension and sitting in a chair? View full article »

octoberNew Training Options coming your way:

Monday’s at 4:30pm: Group Reformer class @ Nike WHQ STARTS 10/6/2014

Tuesday’s at 5:30pm: Barre Fitness @ Nike WHQ STARTS 10/7/2014

Wednesday’s at 4:30pm: Group Reformer class @ Nike WHQ STARTS 10/1/2014

Thursday’s at 5:30pm: Barre Fitness @ Nike WHQ STARTS 10/9/2014

Register for all of these classes using the OLS

All of my other training options at Nike World Head Quarters are STILL AVAILABLE

*yep, you gotta be a Fitness Center member. And for that, you gotta be an employee or one of their dependents.

 

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Barre Fitness NEW class time

June – August 2014

Tuesday/Thursday 7am

This timeslot replaces the 5:30pm class for the summer months.  Get in, get ‘er done, then get out in the sunshine, friends!  See you on the trails!

 

Circa 1920s. From my vintage exercise collection.

Circa 1920s. From my vintage exercise collection.

Back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s, “Physical Culture” became hugely popular — think Indian clubs, hanging rings, and calesthenics. Joseph Pilates’ system, which he called “Contrology,” was an offshoot of this trend. This month, I’m sharing some photos from my vintage collection.

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The spine corrector helps ensure proper blood flow to your baby during your workout.

The spine corrector helps ensure proper blood flow to your baby during your workout.

SHORT ANSWER: Yes, Pilates can be a great way to stay active during pregnancy, prepare for the rigors of delivery and bounce back a little faster after having your baby.

Good to know: as your body adapts over the 40 weeks of your pregnancy, your positions and exercises will also need to adapt. For this reason, I highly recommend private Pilates training during your pregnancy, particularly if you are new to Pilates. Experienced Pilates junkies may be able to continue with group classes, but proceed with caution.

Golden Rule for Pilates during Pregnancy: slow your movements down, make your movements smaller, listen to your body and adjust accordingly.

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Yup, bad-ass athletes do Pilates

Yup, bad-ass athletes do Pilates

Think Pilates is just for chicks? No way, my friends! San Jose Sharks Defenseman Brent Burns uses his Stretch Reformer every dang day.  He credits Pilates with changing the way he moves, boosting his strength, coordination and agility. He calls his stretch Allegro reformer “an incredible athletic training tool.” View full article »

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