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I now have much better posture, stronger core, better flexibility, less pain and I feel at least 2 inches taller!” ~ Howard Feller

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Articles on Pilates and ELDOA

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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Tight spot solution: Shoulders

Who doesn't have tight shoulders and neck these days? Carrying a backpack, driving, traveling, sleeping can all cause some level of tightness in the neck and shoulders. Sitting at a desk, texting on your phone (anyone?) carrying kids and stress can also cause neck...

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3 things you can do right now to align your spine

Ah, posture. That annoying thing that seems to just never be good enough. Pilates helps, but guess what? You could almost be doing Pilates if you did these 3 things all day!   They are not Pilates exercises, just alignment principles that help keep your pelvis...

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3 Postures That Can Lead To Back Pain

There are many things we do with our bodies that we repeat over and over again, day in and day out, without even realizing it.   There are three postures that might seem easy and more comfortable at the time but they actually put stress on the body and cause...

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How to Get Better Results in Pilates (hint: BREATHE!)

I've noticed lately that some of my students are confused about the correct way to breathe while moving in general.   Correct and efficient breathing is crucial in order to see results with Pilates   This helps as well safely perform other movements...

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Your HOME Pilates Practice

I always encourage my Pilates clients, (especially my most beginner clients) to take home a few very simple (but not necessarily easy) exercises and work on them each day at home. Practicing Pilates at home really helps students increase body awareness on their...

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