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Spinal Mobility

Spinal Mobility

SPINAL MOBILITY Joseph Pilates said, “the art of Contrology proves that the only real guide to your true age lies not in years or how you THINK you feel but as you ACTUALLY are as infallibly indicated by the degree of natural and normal flexibility enjoyed by your spine throughout life. If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you…

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The health benefits of intermittent fasting

The health benefits of intermittent fasting

The health benefits of intermittent fasting Intermittent fasting – Not just for weight loss Krissy Berthoud, MS   If you want to lose fat, improve metabolism, and experience other health benefits all without giving up your favorite foods, intermittent fasting might be for you! It’s an emerging area of research and the results are very promising. Similar to calorie reduced…

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5 Secret Benefits of Pilates

5 Secret Benefits of Pilates

5 Secret Benefits of Pilates  Stimulation of the Lymphatic System Did you know that unlike the circulation system the lymphatic system does not have a pump mechanism in the body?  So, how does it do it?  Movement and Breath!  By combining the two, (like in Pilates) it can increase the pump mechanism by 10-15%.  Why is this so important you…

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Fitness Across America Week

Fitness Across America Week

We believe this is a time that you can connect more than ever with loved ones…and while doing something healthy! Help us raise the positive vibration across the U.S. during Bodylines Fitness Across America Week! Invite YOUR FRIENDS and FAMILY across AMERICA to take a FREE class with you! At checkout use Code: POSITIVE_VIBE Want to work out all week? INTRO OFFER-…

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Neutral Spine

Neutral Spine

What is Neutral Spine? Neutral spine is the position of your pelvis and ribcage in their proper alignment. It is the strongest, most supportive position for the spine and the optimum position for proper muscle recruitment in our bodies. If you’ve ever suffered a back injury, the stabilizing muscles of the spine shut down.  Recovery is not automatic, these muscles…

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Pilates Mat

Pilates Mat

THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PILATES MAT EXERCISES So, what can a mat class give you? Well … all the benefits of Pilates … toning, flexibility, improved posture, a mind/body connection and overall improved functional mobility – plus, it’s the ultimate core workout! A tree is only as strong as its trunk and roots, the same goes for our bodies. If…

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Foot/Toe Correctors

Foot/Toe Correctors

THE FOOT and TOE CORRECTORS  Have you seen these small pieces of equipment in the Pilates studio and wondered “What are they for?” Most of you have probably tried out the Reformer, the Tower and maybe even the Chair, but these little pieces of equipment can make a huge impact on how we carry ourselves throughout our daily lives! Both…

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Let’s talk feet..

Let’s talk feet..

Let’s talk feet. Have you ever thought about how much your feet influence how the rest of your body moves and feels? Did you know that the strength and mobility of your feet can determine whether your ankles, knees, hips and spine align properly? Any misalignment below can also create problems further up the chain, causing your shoulders to hunch…

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Vitamin D – Are we getting enough?

Vitamin D – Are we getting enough?

Vitamin D: Are you getting enough?  By Krissy Berthoud, MS Vitamin D is an essential fat-soluble vitamin. It’s sometimes called the “sunshine vitamin” because our skin makes it when exposed to the sun. It’s also the most common nutrient deficiency! Like most vitamins, vitamin D has many functions in the body. It’s mostly known for its ability to help build…

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