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Many people are familiar with the advice to “eat the rainbow,” i.e., eat a variety of foods of different colors, shapes, and sizes. In doing so, you will consume a wide variety of nutrients and vitamins. Additionally, you will beneficially challenge your metabolic system to find a way to break down each new type of food you eat. The same advice applies to your workouts.

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progress

2020 is just a few weeks away! We’re starting not just a new year, but a new decade! And with the new year comes New Year’s resolutions, many of them oriented toward health and fitness goals. While these goals are set with the loftiest of intentions, most are not accomplished. How can we find success this year?

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The plank is a favorite among Pilates instructors because it challenges the entire body, requiring the whole body to work together from head to toe. Requiring no equipment and little space, the plank is a convenient exercise to have in your repertoire.

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Community of movers

How can we as a community of movers support each other? How can our conversation and words build each other up and help one another stay on track mentally and physically?

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Pilates community

With nearly 10 years of teaching under my belt, I continue to be inspired by the many generations of teachers and teacher trainers I have seen begin, grow, and mature at Pilates Studio City—a thriving community of movers dedicated to their bodies, their knowledge, and their craft.

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lungs and breath

It seems like a no-brainer to me that Pilates helps boost the immune system since Pilates is good for you. And if something is good for you, it’s going to have a beneficial effect to your immune system. While the is true yet vague, the direct connection between Pilates and an improved immune system is much more specific and based in solid medical science. Let’s discuss.

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spine

The exercise regimen he created that has persevered in efficacy and popularity for over a century continues to keep its participants young and healthy in mind and body. Why is Pilates so effective at combating age?

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heart pulse

Stress can come from such a variety of sources in our lives, both internal and external. However, it is usually a result of things we cannot fix, speed up, or control. I have found Pilates to help me deal with my stress because Pilates is about focus and control—focusing on what I can control and then exerting that control to create better strength and alignment in my body. I leave a workout strengthened, empowered, and renewed, both emotionally and physically. I also have just spent an hour mentally and physically away from my stress. Yes, Pilates is definitely part of my anti-stress strategy. Is it part of yours?

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Pilates community

Pilates takes purposeful and present thought to direct the work and engage the right muscle groups. Really, it is a practice of mindfulness with all the known benefits resulting: relieving stress (including anxiety and depression),…

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Surrounded by all sorts of sweets, running in and out of airports, to and from large family meals, and during short winter days, it can be very challenging to stay in shape this time of year. Check this blog out for some suggestions on how to maintain your health during the hectic end of the year.

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