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Simple Soutions for Back Pain #3: Back Systems3

Using the back system for back pain stretch

In this 3rd part of Simple Solutions for Back pain series, I’d like to share a little bit about the Back Systems machine and, specifically a low back stretch. The  stretches on BackSystem3 are easy, safe and effective.  I encourage you to try this machine if you have access to one. Diana Bailey, my dear…

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Congratulations Sandy!

  10 years of Pilates! Thursday, April 3rd was Sandy’s 10 year Anniversary. Sandy, you are an inspiration and a treasure. Congratulations on 10 years of Pilates and Movement training. Thank you for your dedication to Pilates and your committment to health and wellness.  It is truly a pleasure knowing you and teaching you.  Wishing…

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Simple Solutions for Back Pain #2- Posture Tips

 This second installation in my ongoing series for Back pain relief is focused on posture. My simple solutions for back pain relief come from personal experience and successful application of these recommended practices and movements. I’ve spent the past  3 decades in continual recovery and management of my jaw, neck and back pain from car accident injuries…

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The Pilates Method and Concentration

“The first thing you’ll learn, doing the Pilates Method, is that the position and movement of every part of your body is interrelated and important. When you’re walking, how you place your foot both influences and is affected by the way you hold your head. Concentrating on your whole body at once as it performs…

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Congratulations Martha on 10 years of Pilates!

Monarch on daisy

 March 20th, 2014 marks Martha’s 10 year anniversary at the studio.  Congratulations on 10 years of Pilates Martha!  That’s something to celebrate! Thank you for sharing your  journey of health and wellness with us this past decade!    You are an inspiration!   – Geneviève, Stevie and Richard  

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Congratulations Renate!

Congratulations dear Renate Wasserman for 10 years of Pilates and Movement training at Body Fundamentals. Congratulations on your discipline, your progress, your improved posture and inspiring level of fitness.  We look forward to seeing you and teaching every week. Please join me in congratulating Renate on this milestone.  You can leave her a message here,…

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Heart rate monitor to train awareness.

Using a Heart rate monitor

The success of a heart rate monitor in training depends on what you seek from the tool. All the gadget itself can do is display and record how fast your heart beats. It does not choose what to do with the information, and cannot decide how you feel in certain circumstances. The key to re-purposing…

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More Pilates Success Stories- A Beautiful back

Long time client (13 years) shares a photo of her beautiful, strong and defined back.  Stunning! Strong Upper back muscles, improved posture, and a better Golf game are a few benefits Cecile enjoys from her Pilates practice. And, yes, I said 13 years.  That’s as inspiring as her beautiful back! Thank you Cecile!  

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Movement and the Truth.

“Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul’s weather to all who can read it.” -Martha Graham   Previously Published December 2012.

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Pilates arabesque Reformer

Reformer Practice - Pilates Studio Tucson

It’s such a joy teaching Mary week after week –  these past 14 years.  Here she’s showing the Classical Pilates Arabesque on the reformer. Simply beautiful!       Mary T., practicing Arabesque on the Reformer. Previously Published October 2011              

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