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Causes of Tight Hamstrings | Improving Hamstring Flexibility.

Causes of Tight Hamstrings.  Whether you’re a pro marathon runner or just walk to work everyday, you’ve probably complained about tight hamstrings at one point or the other. It’s the curse that plagues us all. Especially gym goers, runners, cyclists, footballers and those that engage in HIIT exercises and some forms of circuit training.  Understandably,…

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Pilates Holiday Travel Fitness Tips

PILATES TRAVEL TIPS. Let’s go through some Pilates travel / holiday fitness tips and tricks on how to effectively maintain a sound body and mind using Pilates as you experience the world. Holidays and traveling to new places can tempt you to think of the entire experience as cheat days. You’ve worked so hard throughout…

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Pilates for Stress, Anxiety Management and Relaxation

Pilates for Stress, Anxiety management and Relaxation.  Stress, like many things in life is great in small doses. It pushes you to be more, to want more and rise above all adversities in life. Often times however, it loiters. Finding ourselves in a constant fight or flight mode with a never-ending restlessness. Creating a dent…

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Understanding TMJ Disorder Aggravating Behaviors and Pain Management

Understanding TMJ disorder begins with our day-to-day behaviors. Our behavior, whether knowingly or unknowingly, can be detrimental to our overall wellbeing. Making a conscious effort to avoid certain habits that we’ve built over the years can be the first stepping stone towards a healthier more rewarding life and relief from TMJ disorder. When exhibiting Temporomandibular…

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Causes of TMJ Dysfunction and Risk Factors

Causes of TMJ Dysfunction and Risk Factors  Characterized by chronic pain and an overall debilitating experience, Temporomandibular Joint dysfunction (TMJ) or better yet, known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD) can cause a lot of restlessness and lethargy. All of a sudden you can no longer enjoy your day to day, having to worry about what to…

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The Best Pilates Equipment for Home Workouts

As a Pilates instructor, I am often asked about the essential pieces of Pilates equipment for home workouts. And I love to talk about this topic!   Pilates is a modality you can join regardless of your fitness level. You can make it as relaxing and soothing as you want. Or you can challenge yourself…

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Is Mat Pilates Better Than Reformer Pilates?

As Pilates continues to rise in popularity, it is not uncommon that I hear the question: is mat Pilates better than reformer Pilates?  Pilates has gained a lot of popularity in the last few decades. These days you can find a mat or a reformer Pilates class in almost every city.  But which one is…

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Pilates Exercises to Avoid During Pregnancy

Pilates can be a great way for moms-to-be to stay active, as long as they know which Pilates exercises to avoid during pregnancy.  Besides being a great way to promote movement, Pilates offers a lot of benefits during pregnancy and childbirth. But there are important things to keep in mind to make sure it stays…

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