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Breathing

Breathing

Breath Blog “Breathing is the first act of life, and the last. Our very life depends on it” * Breathing is one of the 6 Principles of Pilates and is essential in facilitating movement. Inhalation facilitates spinal Extension (Swan) Exhalation facilitates spinal Flexion (Rollup, Spine Stretch Forward) There are 2 types of breathing: Diaphragmatic  (use of the diaphragm, otherwise known…

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Perfect Posture

Do you want better Posture? written by Mary Kate Does your neck and back hurt by the end of the day from sitting on the computer all day? Here are some easy tips that can help improve your posture and help with any pain that you develop throughout the day from poor posture: 1- Good Ergonomic Set up! If you…

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Mount Washington Workout Challenge

Mount Washington Workout Challenge

Mt Washington Virtual Challenge & Presidential Traverse Bodylines has a workout challenge to JUMPSTART your fitness this fall!! Every Bodylines workout from 9/6-10/11 completes a virtual mile up Mount Washington!! When you get to the summit, you will have earned a Bodylines Swiggy Waterbottle. Feel like you need an EXTRA challenge? Do even more Bodylines workouts to complete the Presidential…

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What are the 4’s in Pilates?

What are the 4’s in Pilates?

The Four S’s of Pilates Strength, Stamina, Stability and Stretch written by Cheryl Turnquist, Senior Teacher Trainer at Power Pilates and Owner of Providence Pilates Pilates is a functional form of fitness that aims to enhance mobility by integrating and working the four S’s: Strength, Stamina, Stretch and Stability. Inadvertently, every Pilates exercise incorporates these working points. We as instructors…

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Meet Brenda

Meet Brenda

Meet NEW Bodylines Instructor Brenda Harvard Resident, Art Lover & Plant Based Cook How did you discover Pilates and what do you love about it? Living in town I have always known about Bodylines Pilates, but it wasn’t until a promotional sign caught my eye that I decided to give it a try in February of 2020. My goal with…

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Meet Linda

Meet Linda

Meet NEW Bodylines Instructor Linda Division 1 Athlete, Mom of 4, and new Grandma! How did you discover Pilates and what do you love about it? I discovered Pilates about 20 years ago after my 3rd child was born. Up until then, I had worked out at a traditional gym, lifting weights and running on the treadmill or outdoors. I…

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Meet Julie

Meet Julie

Meet NEW Bodylines Instructor and Physical Therapist, Julie LaSante How did you discover Pilates and what do you love about it? I have always been a fitness enthusiast (running, yoga, field hockey, soccer, swimming, biking, skiing) but had never tried Pilates. When Kim approached me about training to become a Pilates instructor, despite never having taken a Pilates class, I…

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Meet Mary Kate

Meet Mary Kate

Meet new Bodylines Instructor, Dr. Mary Kate Camara PT, DPT, Physical Therapist How did you discover Pilates and what do you love about it? I love how Pilates is a whole body exercise without heavy impact. There is so much that you can do at any stage of life even if you are recovering from an injury. You can really see…

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Self Care Tips

Self Care Tips

Self Care Tips Blog Are you putting yourself first as a priority for YOUR self care?  With the summer vibe coming and some extra motivation from the sunshine 🌞… how will you prioritize your health and wellness? I find with every change of the season (and especially when school ends) I struggle to re-find my balance point. Part of Bodylines…

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