body fundamentals logo on transparent

pilates . perfect health . meditation

Arms Lift Lower on Foam roller

Simple Solutions for Back Pain #8: Foam Roller Stretch & Arm Lifts

I’m in the process of completing a Foam Roller Series to post with the goal of launching it to you this winter. In the meantime, you can find many of the Foam Roller  exercises in the Back Pain Relief category of the Changing through Movement Blog. How the Foam Roller can help You stretch Chest and…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More
Movement Studio Tucson Arizona Pilates

Thought for the day- Excellence.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle        

Read More

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

Read More

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…

Read More
Reformers, Pilates Studio Classes, Tucson

Pilates & Movement: Learning Your Body’s Natural Language

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…

Read More

Simple Solutions for Back Pain: #5 Posture check

Check your posture and counter balance poor habits. Poor posture is a primary cause of back pain. Being hunched over at the computer or twisted in some way, sitting on a chair without lumbar support and keeping your back overly arched , working at your desk for long hours at a time,   driving, talking…

Read More