Blogs about Core Training

Renew Strength through Pilates

Pilates. I think everyone can benefit from some Pilates in their lives. Who doesn't want to be strong and lean?http://www.athensreview.com/news/renew-strength-through-pilates/article_31404138-52a3-11e6-a099-f3f008bdb187.html

Activity Doesn't Always Equal Accomplishment

One of my favorite basketball coaches had a phrase "fake hustle" he loved to use.  If you're into sports you've seen it before.  It's the guy that lackadaisically dives after a ball after it's ALREADY gone out of bounds.  It's the guy that misses an easy layup and commits a foul on the very next possession trying to make up for it.  How about the guy that botches the play drawn up in the last time out, then feigns an ankle sprain and looks at the bench like "Coach, I need a sub!"?

The "I" In Team

How many times have you heard "There's no "I" in team?  Take a closer look and you might reconsider.   

The Importance of Core Strength

Strengthening your core is fundamental to building a healthy, safe exercise regimen. Core exercises strengthen the entire body, particularly the pelvic floor, hip, and lower back. Crunches, reverse crunches, oblique cross over crunches, plank, butt lifts are some examples of this type of exercise. They improve flexibility and strengthen the entire body, reduce lower back problems, and promote breathing and lung capacity. These exercises focus on the deep abdominal muscles. Core exercises strengthen and flatten your abs making your body look better.

My Three Favorite Core Exercises

Core Exercises are always in style right? If I had a $100 for every time I have been asked what is the best core exercise, I would be writing this blog from the beach in Punta Cana, lol!Seriously, core exercises have their place and are important to do. Consider a few of the main reasons why they are important:

Yaktrax and Running in the Snow

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; } This year's Snowzilla, aka the Blizzard of 2016, dumped around 2 feet of snow in and around Washington, DC. Traffic came to a virtual stand still for several days, as neighborhoods took days to get plowed.

Snow Shoveling Benefits

Snow Shoveling BenefitsSnow shoveling season is here. It is that time of year where we break out those shovels in preparation for what we just experienced this past weekend in the DC Metro area (or the majority of the East Coast). While I know snow shoveling is not high on the priority list of fun things to do, it can be very helpful for your body.  

New Year's Resolutions

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }H3 { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }H3.ctl { font-family: "Arial Unicode MS"; } I am not one to recommend New Year's Resolutions at all.

Turns Out You Can Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

I have spent my entire teaching career focusing on Pilates and mindful movement.  I love the depth and breadth of this work.  I feel energized when I see a client feel the work deeply for the first time and understand that to be truly present in their exercise sessions brings about great change.  I recently had the opportunity to take a Spinning certification course.  I was very nervous walking into this class for several reasons.  For starters, this form of exercise was out of my comfort zone.  I teach slow, controlled, precise movements; not spinning!

Fit Tips: 5 Best Moves For Flatter Abs (with Video)

Looking to sculpt your abs, what the stomach muscles are commonly called, fast? Watch this demonstration of me doing a high-powered workout.