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I recently attended an Online Masters Athlete Symposium in which Dr. Stacy Sims was a speaker.....I polled our followers asking if they wanted me to share what I'd learned and many answered with a resounding YES! So here are a few takeaways from the brief 1 hr presentation:  There are 3 distinct phases: perimenopause, menopause and postmenopause Perimenopause is actually where many female athletes start noticing that despite the same diet and exercise routine, they're starting to put ...
Posted on 2020-08-09
Most triathletes and swimmers are out of luck with all the gyms, pools and lakes closed to swimming these days due to the Shelter in Place mandate.There will be other races. So let’s not dwell on the things that are out of our hands. Why not work on strengthening and lengthening your body with pilates workout? This is an exercise from pilates matwork called “Swimming”. It works your back, shoulders and butt all at the same time! Can you keep your hands and feet e...
Posted on 2020-07-14
Show some love to your body and/or a friend/colleague or family member!Happy Valentine’s Day to our clients and followers! Here are some special deals just for you: Know someone who’s been complaining about their low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, shoulder pain and either can’t workout or is limited in their ability to be active?When you refer a friend or loved one this month until Feb 29, you get a FREE Pilates semi private session OR a FREE Kettlebell Semi privat...
Posted on 2020-02-14
Our client @jgraygymnastics is 3.5 months postpartum and is working hard to rehab her core and pelvic floor so she can get back to Olympic weight lifting the SMART way!She’s a really strong woman, a former competitive gymnast and is a crossfit gymnastics coach. Like many postpartum women , she was nervous and didn’t know what to do for her abs and pelvic floor so she avoided doing anything until she saw an expert in women’s health PT. But that PT didn’t unders...
Posted on 2020-01-25
You’re only as old as your spine is flexible ~Joseph Pilates. Assisted Spine extension + rotation on the Pilates Chair: This movement works your lower back muscles in a stabilizing fashion as your upper back (thoracic spine) rotates like a rotisserie chicken. In other words, you have to keep your low back and pelvis stable while moving your upper back (we call that “spine dissociation” in the rehab/Physical Therapy nerd world)! Can you think of some sports or situations...
Posted on 2020-01-08
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