Healthy Habit Tips for Eating & Exercise Consume lean protein with every meal. There is compelling evidence that lean protein increases thermogenesis and increases satiety. More calories are burned when you eat protein because of the energy required to break it down compared to carbohydrates. Protein has positive affects on hormones that regulate appetite producing greater […]
Applying the Glycemic Index for healthy weight. Trying to eat “correctly” is confusing with all the books, articles and blogs on food and nutrition. But understanding some of the popular concepts that have a strong scientific basis can help you refine your eating choices to best suit your body and lifestyle. Glycemic Index (GI), initially developed […]
Eat Protein to banish that sluggish and sleepy feeling. Foods high in sugar and carbohydrate often make us feel sluggish and sleepy. Until now, it was a well-known phenomenon without a good scientific explanation. Now science is catching up. A neuropeptide, called orexin, appears to play a role in modulating appetite. It’s also involved in […]
Eating clean is not a diet; it’s a lifestyle choice. Dieting as a way of life is not fun and it does not work. It’s a physical and emotional drain that robs us of a rewarding relationship with food. Clean eating can change the way you look and feel. If your meals do not supply […]
Know Your Numbers ~ There is more to health than the numbers on the scale Everyone dreads the scale. Your weight in pounds is an important number but not the only one that counts for healthy weight. Here are a few more to help you fight the obesity epidemic. The BMI Know your Body Mass […]
The Power of Food ~ One of the great pleasures of life For many, food is one of the great pleasures of life. We are both fortunate and unfortunate to live in an age where highly palatable food choices are abundant, relatively cheap and within a hand’s grasp most of the time. How many offices and […]
Dropping Pounds as the weather gets warmer. I was chatting with one of our clients before class this week, and she mentioned that our bodies naturally tend to drop weight as the weather gets warmer. We are “programmed” to hold onto pounds in the winter and shed it in the spring. Wouldn’t it be nice […]
One false move and we end up with an aching back. It seems the holiday season brings out the worst in our bodies. It’s too easy to overindulge by eating too much, drinking too much and skimping on sleep & exercise. One false move and we end up with an aching back. Low back pain […]
Stretching in Pilates for Tightness and Inflexibility Many clients complain of tight muscles or inflexibility, but are not really sure how to stretch. Or won’t take the time to do it properly. In pilates, one of the goals of stretching is to maintain postural balance. Opposing muscle groups need to be balanced in both length […]
Here’s a nice review from one of our clients… When I found LNK (about 14 months ago), I had been looking for a Pilates studio for over a year. I could only find gyms in the Baltimore area that offered inconveniently-timed classes and Yoga studios that offered 1-2 mat classes a week (no Reformer machines). LNK does Pilates and […]
SDK Pilates is great! So far I’ve taken Pilates classes with Steph and Nancy, and I’m looking forward to Yoga with Mark. Currently working on core strengthening, shoulder mechanics, overall conditioning, and my golf game.
I have been a client of Stephanie’s for several years. What I think makes her stand out from other studios is that she was a doctor & understands each individual clients bodies. The new studio is airy spacious & calming
SDK Pilates is wonderful! I have been taking classes from Stephanie for a number of years and thoroughly enjoy both her Pilates and therapeutic yoga sessions. Her training as a doctor enables her to work around physical limitations and injuries and strengthen weaknesses. She has helped me immensely with chronic shoulder issues. The fun nature of the classes, the camaraderie of the attendees and the great workout make SDK classes my favorite way to exercise!
“Sandi and Elaine have the ability to deliver a class that meets the needs of all attendees in the class, even when there is different levels of experience. They have a great manner of presenting poses and ensure good form for a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.”
I have taken yoga and Pilates classes from Stephanie for many years, and I can say that she is terrific. Her background in physical medicine and rehab makes her uniquely qualified to instruct and coach with a focus in balanced strengthening, proper alignment, and prevention of injury. I enjoy the low key environment at the studio, and have made many friends in her classes.
“Sandi and Elaine have the ability to deliver a class that meets the needs of all attendees in the class, even when there is different levels of experience.They have a great manner of presenting poses and ensure good form for a safe and enjoyable Yoga class.”
My experience with SDK Pilates has been outstanding. All of the instructors have been knowledgeable and welcoming. All levels of fitness and capabilities are embraced, addressed and challenged. Individual needs are seamlessly met with in the class. Every class is different and I always walk out feeling better than when I walked in. I take Pilates twice a week and wish I could take it every day!
Pilates has been a wonderful experience both physically and mentally – it relieves stress and gets your body in a “can do” spirit to stretch and feel good. The instructors are the best and the people I’ve met in class are fun to be with. Friendships develop. I will do this forever!
“SDK Pilates’ yoga instructors are beyond wonderful and very reliable. Our community and hospital staff truly enjoy the classes and we are extremely thankful for their partnership with us.”
I love the classes and instructors at SDK Pilates! Stephanie, the owner, has been a tremendous help to me with understanding challenges I face with a bad hip. Her expertise and medical background have helped me select exercises that are appropriate for me and I have learned there are still plenty of things that I can do to strengthen my body! At other places, I sometimes overdid my workouts (and hurt myself) – SDK’s instructors have helped me increase my flexibility and strengthen my body in a s…