Why Men Need Pilates

If you are stiff in the morning, you need Pilates. The part of the body imparting that wonderful sensation is the fascia and other soft tissues like ligaments and tendons. Like old play-do coming back to life, pilates returns the elasticity and fluidity to these important elements restoring free and graceful movement. If you suffer […]

Pilates Improves Your Golf Game in Three Ways

Stay in the game longer – prevent overuse injury Most golfers develop overuse injuries at some stage of the game – particularly if you play a lot. Elbow pain, low back discomfort, hip or knee irritability, shoulder pain – it comes with the territory. Most of these injuries are due to inflammation in soft tissue structures […]

Bounce Your Way to Healthy Aging

When I think about how children play, the word bounce comes to mind – skipping and jumping or even sitting supposedly still – they are bouncing.   In contrast, as we get older, we have poverty of motion and struggle to move with ease and grace. The good news is that we can train the bounce […]

Constantly Injured? Here’s the Fix

Why do some people age well and others not so much? Undoubtedly genetics play a role, but the way we care for our bodies can make a big difference in whether we spring into old age or shuffle our way there. Keeping the spring in our step – having a flexible, resilient, balanced body that […]

Find Your Fountain of Youth

Picture in you mind the amount of time spent “bouncing” from childhood to adulthood to seniorhood. As children, we bounce all the time – walking, running, jumping, falling down the stairs. Young bodies are elastic, resilient and relatively resistant to overuse injuries. Why do we lose that playful quality? And what the heck is it […]

Ten Things to Know About Pilates

1. You don’t need to be in shape to start. It works for every body. In fact, it’s a great way for individuals with serious physical limitations to get the best out of their exercise program. Pilates runs the gamut of meeting the needs of all individuals from professional athletes (Tiger does it!) to weekend […]

A Healthy Back Improves Your Game

A healthy back can make a big difference. If you are a sports enthusiast, a healthy back is a big plus. A common place for injury is the lumbar spine or low back. Building stability in the lumbar spine improves sports performance and keeps you from getting injured. All backs, regardless of medical diagnosis or […]

Why I like Barre

I didn’t think I would, but I really like Barre. Every year as a certified pilates instructor, I have to take continuing education. This year the STOTT Total Barre program was offered and I signed up mostly to get my credits completed to keep my certification. They had me at the music. My mind flashed […]

Pilates and Shoulder Health

Do you grab your shoulder every time you throw a ball? Or wince when you have to reach above your head? If so, the rotator cuff muscles in your shoulder may need some work. A healthy rotator cuff will keep your shoulders moving freely without pain or stiffness.