Love Your Workout, Love Working Out!

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Sixteen years ago I was searching for a way to get back into shape, regain my dancer’s flexibility, and get my abs back after having children. I joined a new gym and was there five days a week working out by myself, until one day, a vibrant woman with dark curls approached me. With a hearty laugh, she asked if I wanted to join her Mat Pilates class, and eager for a great workout, I agreed.

I’d never done Pilates before, and I absolutely loved the correlations to the movement of dance and the full-body awareness. I could articulate my spine, point my toes and just connect with my body. In short, I was captivated.

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Try This: Downward Facing Dog

 

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It’s known by many names—Downward Facing Dog, Down Dog, Adho Mukha Svanasana—whatever you want to call it, invigorate your body and mind with this classic yoga pose! If you have stiff shoulders and tight hamstrings, this is the pose for you. Stressed out? Discover how Down Dog pose can calm the heart and free the mind of anxiety and mental fatigue.

Why you need to be doing Down Dog

Why do dogs do this stretch every time when they get up from a long nap? Our furry friends are releasing the myofascial tension that has pulled their bodies into a curled up ball as they slept. They are stretching open their shoulders and hips to create space in their spine, freeing up the limbs to move with ease. Just like a dog’s long nap, sitting for hours at a time compresses our spine and stiffens our shoulders and hips!

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Class Feature: TRX

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Add some heart-pumping, sweat-inducing strength training to your workout.

TRX, or Total Body Resistance EXercise, is a suspension training exercise system that develops strength, balance, flexibility and core stability simultaneously. It is a versatile and effective strength training solution for all levels and abilities; every exercise can be modified in intensity and resistance to suit your needs, whether you’re an exercise novice or seasoned athlete.

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June Newsletter | Studio News

IN THIS ISSUE
New Classes Added  |   Membership Cancellation Policy  |   Members-Only Discounts

New Classes Added to Schedule

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You ask…you get! Pilates Barre is back, Wednesdays at 9:30 AM with Katherine. We’ve also added a new evening Restorative Group Equipment class Monday at 6 PM and an additional 4 PM Group Equipment with Charlotte on Wednesdays. Can’t wait to see you in class!

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April Newsletter | Studio News

IN THIS ISSUE
Pilates Day 2017  |   Client of the Month  |   Parking Lot Construction

Pilates Day is May 6!

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Grab a friend (or two… or three!) and join us at ABC Pilates to celebrate. All morning long we’ll be spreading the Pilates love with FREE demo classes so everyone has the chance to experience the benefits of Pilates for themselves. And it wouldn’t be a party without some food, champagne, vendors, studio discounts and giveaways!

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