Your Pilates Lifestyle A 2019 AmEx Card Member Favorite
Very pleased to announce that Your Pilates Lifestyle was voted a 2019 American Express Card Member Favorite by my wonderful students. Thanks to you, we’ve been able to deliver Classical Power Pilates certified training to residents of and visitors to Florida’s West Coast since 2010.
The support and loyalty of my students continues to drive my dedication to teaching Pilates in the spirit of Joseph Pilates. Thank you again for confidence in training at Your Pilates LIfestyle.
March-April 2019 FitNews Newsletter
The March-April 2019 newsletter highlights how one world-class lead dancer for the Bolshoi Ballet was able to rehabilitate potentially career ending injuries with Pilates. Other articles include that ringing in your ears, what you need to do if all you do is sit all day long, and a popular and easy to make seafood recipe that’s fresh and tasty.
Read your copy online here: Your Pilates Lifestyle Newsletter – Do The 100 FitNews – March – April, 2019.
January-February 2019 FitNews Newsletter
The January-February 2019 newsletter digs into the role cardio plays in maintaining our health, and how walking is surprisingly effective as both recreation and exercise. Other articles include how this well known ESPN female sports reporter’s Pap smear saved her life, putting a stop to robocalls, and a newcomer’s guide to understanding that mysterious Pilates apparatus.
Read your copy online here: Your Pilates Lifestyle Newsletter – Do The 100 FitNews – January – February, 2019.
August-September 2018 Fitnews Newsletter
August-September 2018 takes a look at how weight training can improve longevity, Joseph Pilates obituary in the New York Times, and telltale signs you’re not getting enough to drink.
Read your copy online here: Your Pilates Lifestyle Newsletter – Do The 100 FitNews – August – September, 2018
Your Pilates Lifestyle April-May 2018 Fitnews
Your Pilates Lifestyle April-May Do The 100 FitNews newsletter — download your copy for the latest updates on planking technique, hydration tips from Mayo Clinic, cross-training, and more.
Keep Your Hands Healthy All Winter Long
Mayo Clinic Has Good Advice On Winter Skin Care
Long winter months of dehydrating indoor heat and dry outdoor extremes will take their toll on our skin, especially the parts exposed to the elements. Our hands seem to bear the brunt of winter’s punishment, and the cracking and drying can lead to painful conditions that may lead to serious complications.
Take a minute to learn why it’s important to protect your skin from winter’s harsh environment. Dry skin and the painful chapping, cracking, splitting, and possibly infections that are difficult to heal can be prevented by using common sense and taking appropriate precautions.
Among many available products, Burt’s Bees Hand Salve is very effective for protecting against the harsh effects of dry, cold winter. Whether you choose a salve, lotion, or ointment, make sure your exposed skin is protected from damage and injury.
About Our Balanced Body Pilates Equipment
When Your Pilates Lifestyle was still in the planning stage, I’d already decided that I wanted Balanced Body Reformers to train my future students on. Their story of success continues to inspire and motivate.
Balanced Body founder Ken Endelman kept saying no to custom equipment requests right up until he became the world’s largest supplier of Pilates equipment to studios and for private use. The story about the California native, who grew up just outside of Los Angeles and now lives in Sacramento, credits a life-long interest in working with his hands for the company’s current success.
From Waterbeds to Reformers
Endelman was building frames for a waterbed company in the mid-‘70s that was on its way down when a customer first asked him to create a Pilates reformer for her personal practice. He agreed, without giving it much thought.
After finally taking a look at the apparatus he’d agreed to reproduce, which he’d put off as long as he could, he saw plenty of room for improvement, and the enterprise that began as a series of one-at-a-time orders for custom equipment today sits leads the pack of manufacturers of professional Pilates machines.
Built to Last A Lifetime
Balanced Body equipment reflects the founder’s reputation as a builder of fine furniture, from the doweled joinery of the reformer to the rock maple, one of the hardest woods available, used for the frame. The glued dowel joinery keeps the frames perfectly aligned for a lifetime of hard, everyday use.
Attention to detail and nearly indestructible construction are the hallmarks of Balanced Body’s professional line of Pilates apparatus.
In the nearly five decades the company’s been in business, Engelman has accumulated 28 separate patents for Balanced Body Pilates equipment, including the Revo Springbar reformer adjuster that maintains constant spring tension for the carriage in various seating configurations. This is why when you work out at Your Pilates Lifestyle, you’re working out on the best equipment available.
NIH Studies Pain Relief Alternatives
Fresh Look At Non-Addictive Methods of Pain Relief
NBC News reports that the National Institute of Health, after an extensive review of alternative methods of pain relief including acupuncture, tai chi, massage, meditation, and yoga, has found that those and other procedures can be just as effective as opioids in relieving symptoms.
The study, which looked at 16,000 patients, focused on the role pain relievers play in our daily lives, and whether or not other approaches could deliver relief without the threat addiction poses when using pharmacological remedies.
Researchers examined the three most common pain complaints: arthritic knees, neck, and lower back, and concluded that, in the case of lower back pain, yoga and acupuncture provided substantial relief. Even though Pilates wasn’t mentioned, I’m assuming that had it been included as a part of the study we’d have been well represented as being both safe and effective.
The research also looked at supplements like glucosamine, and found them to be ineffective in achieving any significant change in joint health, let alone pain relief.
This study began as an effort to find a solution to increasingly common opioid addiction as a result of commonly prescribed pain relief medications, and ended up discovering that safe and effective alternatives, including centuries old exercise based on ancient beliefs, can perform as well or better than modern pharmaceuticals.
We’re talking about does coffee count towards hydration, safe alternatives to opioids, and how much exercise do we really need. Hip flexors get a going over also, so take a look!
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