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Archive for May 2014

Join Me for Wellness Weekend on the Summer Solstice!

I’m excited to be a part of the inaugural Wellness Weekend at Bear Mountain Lodge in Silver City on June 20 and 21. Please join me, my sister Paula Taylor, and Cordelia Rose in this gorgeous natural setting nestled against New Mexico’s Gila National Forest. Change. Renew. Transform. Strengthen with daily Pilates classes Learn the…

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Perspective on fitness.

What does fitness mean? Challenge your perspective on fitness. First and foremost, the frame for fitness that can work wonders over time is relative rather than comparative. The reality is,  each of us has a unique body shaped by our own genetics and life experience. Comparing fitness to some nebulous “average” or to another person’s performance…

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Simple solutions for Back Pain-#7 Vitamin C

  Consider adding and/or increasing your Vitamin C intake. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant with many benefits. In addition to improving the immune system, helping to lower cholesterol , improving symptoms of asthma, and a way to prevent various diseases, vitamin  C can help relieve back pain.  Among it’s  potent benefits, vitamin C aids…

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Strength and power, are they the same?

Strength and power are often confused and have been used at times interchangeably in the world of exercise. It has been helpful for me to understand the differences and their role in “training” by pairing each with their balancing partner. The partner of strength is flexibility. Strength is like a bridge. Flexibility is like a…

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On Chi/Ki

Love this quote from my Dad. “If Chi/Ki were compared to an electrical current which drives a motor, it would be the spiritual current which drives the soul” – Sarkice Nedder

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Simple Solutions for Back Pain-#6 Hydrate

      Hydrate consistently. I know, I know, I’m a broken record with hydration reminders and  especially for my Tucson studio clients.  This is important though.  Back pain and Muscle aches are often caused by dehydration. Even mild dehydration can bring on pain. When Back pain or muscles aches come on, drink 2 to 3…

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Pilates & Movement: Learning Your Body’s Natural Language

Reformers, Pilates Studio Classes, Tucson

I’ve had the great pleasure to learn my body’s natural language over the more than twenty years of practicing and teaching Pilates and movement, the last 15 while running a small business in Tucson. The human body is a terrific teacher. It is also a miraculous, complex mystery that most of us know very little…

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