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Maggie Downie

Maggie Downie is the owner and lead Pilates instructor of Personal Euphoria in Wethersfield, Connecticut. She is certified through STOTT PILATES and has trained with Lolita San Miguel, Mary Bowen, Ron Fletcher and Jay Grimes. Working regularly with postrehabilitation clients has led her to cocreate Workshops for Wellness, including Happy Neck and Shoulders. She loves to research the body when she isnÔÇÖt teaching.

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Five Benefits of Eccentric Exercise

April 20, 2015

Not everyone likes to focus on eccentric contractions, but this style of training deserves more attention because it may be a “secret weapon” for creating healthier joints and a long, lean body. Research reveals the perks for newcomers and well-trained athletes.

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The Rib-Shoulder Connection

April 22, 2014

About 2 million people in the U.S. visit the doctor annually for rotator cuff problems (AAOS 2008), and at least 3% of adults will experience adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder (Manske & Prohaska 2008). Multiple exercises can help prevent or postpone surgery, but what if they don’t seem to work? When regular shoulder exercises don’t help your client improve, or if they hurt too much, it’s time to start looking beyond the shoulder girdle.

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