Apr 13

Meet the Instructors: Lynette Johnson

Having a ballet/dance background, I place a large emphasis on alignment and safety. I have been trained extensively in ballet, pilates and yoga with the idea of bone on bone alignment that keeps our→ Read more

Mar 18

STRUCTURE OF AB MUSCLES: HOW PILATES WORKS.

So often I hear, or say, in my Pilates classes some variation of engage your core! We’ve all heard this or similar phrases like, pull the belly in, navel to the spine. All these statements are underlining the importance of keeping our bellies engaged in the movement we are→ Read more

Nov 12

DO I HAVE TO BE FLEXIBLE TO DO YOGA?

We get this question at the studio all the time.  Countless men and women say that they can’t do yoga because they are not flexible.  Here’s the secret though. You don’t have to be. Yoga is not about being able to touch your toes.→ Read more

Nov 12

5 BENEFITS OF PILATES PRACTICE

Pilates exercises demand awareness. There are many Pilates poses where it is easy to “cheat” the movement and not benefit from the pose. Taking the time to engage the core and focus on the movement is what is needed in most Pilates exercises in order to derive benefit.→ Read more

Nov 12

PERFECT SNACK: CHEASY BITES

We have a special treat for this weekend. Perfect for snacking through the week, and it can be made during the weekend. Be careful, not to eat them all at once, because the fragrant, warm cookis, right out of the oven are a great temptation! Trust me, I know…→ Read more

Nov 12

5 WAYS TO LISTEN TO YOUR BODY

Even in my yoga class this morning the teacher reminded me, “Listen to your body.” In the fitness industry this phrase is told and retold in almost every class. I often struggle with what it means. How should I listen to my body? What does it mean to listen to→ Read more

Apr 04

4 REASONS TO CELEBRATE NON-GMO MONTH

Did you know that October is the official Non-GMO Month? This month, retail stores nationwide will celebrate the consumer’s right to be informed of foods and products that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs).→ Read more