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Back-to-School Fitness Challenge  |  Refer A Friend, Get $10 off!

Sign Up for the Back-to-School Fitness Challenge

For Loving It & Learning It MEMBERS ONLY. It’s Back-to-School time, and not just for your kids! Brush up on your ABC (Pilates!) and enjoy a little healthy competition by signing up for our “Back-to-School Fitness Challenge!” You’ll get two assignments each week (e.g. “Take an ABC Yoga class” or “Post your healthy breakfast in our Facebook group.”) Complete your homework and get a sticker on your in-studio homework chart! The student with the most assignments completed will win teacher’s pet and get their NEXT MONTH’S MEMBERSHIP FREE!

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Class Feature: EXO Chair

 

EXO1EXO Chair is one of our favorite pieces of equipment to incorporate into Group Equipment Classes at ABC Pilates. Using the EXO Chair is a great full-body Pilates workout. The exercises will strengthen your core, upper body and legs and can even make for a heart-pumping cardio workout.

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Is Your Cognitive Bias Stopping You From Achieving Your Fitness Goals?

Have you cultivated a lifestyle of hyperbolic discounting?

For starters, you might want to know what hyperbolic discounting is! I sure didn’t know what it meant until I read a great Nir & Far article “Hyperbolic Discounting: Why You Make Terrible Life Choices”. I’d recommend reading the entire article for some really great info, but essentially hyperbolic discounting is when someone chooses a smaller, immediate reward rather than a larger, delayed reward.

The article described a research experiment that illustrated two choices: Receiving $100 today, or waiting a week and receiving $120. We are impatient and every time the person choose the $100 today for that immediate pleasure rather than the future good. I realized that most people have this cognitive bias, naturally (and unfortunately) many of us do this with our fitness goals!

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Try This: Series of 5

 

The classic Pilates Series of 5 is a core workout you can do anywhere!

Why you need to be doing the Pilates Series of 5

The Fab 5! If you’ve taken my class before, you know that I love this simple series as a warmup and core strengthener. It seems easy enough, but done in sequence without stopping, the Pilates Series of 5 will get your abs burning in just a few minutes, making it the perfect exercise routine you can literally do anywhere. If done several times a week, you can develop great core strength in just five to 10 minutes a day!

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