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Why Warmup is Important

A funny thing happened the other day. I was teaching the osteoarticular (very specific joint) warmup, as I almost always do before anything, even Pilates….because of how much better all my clients feel after. I mean, they really do, and what makes me especially...

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What is Myofascial Stretching?

Myo=muscle  Fascial=fascia Fascia is the fibrous connective tissue that is just about everywhere in the body.  It surrounds every muscle muscle fiber, tendon, bone, blood vessel and nerve fiber in order to give the body its shape and  structure and connectivity....

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POSTURE: Why it’s important

I’ve been annoying my whole family lately by constantly correcting their posture.  I can’t help it, it’s what I do. I teach Pilates and ELDOA, and I can’t stand to see anyone I love compressing their spine!  Ouch! It doesn't just make you look better, it's actually...

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Cold Weather + Your Spine

Winter is here, and the change in weather takes a toll on the body for sure! The cold, dry air can affect your sinuses, your bones, muscles, circulation and energy levels. Have you ever considered how the cold weather affects your spine? I’ve got a few very simple...

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The Pelvis and how it affects the rest of the body

I think of fall as a "back to school” time even if I’m not actually in school. I always like to either take a class in a new skill or at least read a book about a new topic. And that’s what I did! I just got back from another ELDOA training where we learned all...

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Getting Started with Pilates and ELDOA

Hello Friends! Good movements = good health! Did you know that your body needs to move for optimal health? Maintaining strength, mobility and flexibility in all of our joints - even the small ones - is important for overall balance and well being, and can have a...

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What is ELDOA?

ELDOA is an acronym in French, which in English would translate as LOADS (Longtitudinal Osteo Articular Decoaptation Stretches). ELDOAs are specific positions that put tension on the fascial lines (the tension is created by your own muscle strength) of the body in...

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What is Urban Wellness?

UrbanWellness is a name that represents what I wanted to offer myself and my students at a time when, after living in the city for years, I realized I really need nature on a regular basis to feel balanced and healthy. Even though I teach exercise, more than...

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What’s coming up at Urbanwellness

Hi everyone! I have some exciting news! Supporting people in their journey on feeling good in their bodies has been my mission for the last 20+ years. So I am very happy to have a project gearing up to be launched in a couple weeks!   It’s a program that will...

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