What is Fascia?  Is that what is causing my pain?

What is Fascia? Is that what is causing my pain?

Fascia is a thin casing of connective tissue, mostly made of water, that surrounds all your muscles, organs and bones. Fascia has nerves that make it almost as sensitive as skin. When stressed, it tightens and bunches up. Fascia pain can get worse as time goes on. If you leave your fascia pain untreated, your fascia will draw tighter around…

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I Like Strong Abs, Let Me Tell You Why

I Like Strong Abs, Let Me Tell You Why

We all want that illusive six pack, but the truth is, you cannot achieve this most of the time without first diet and genetics.  Some of us are just not born this way no matter how strong our abs are.  But should that stop us from wanting to work our abs and be strong in our core.  What are the…

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I Like Big Glutes, Let Me Tell You Why

I Like Big Glutes, Let Me Tell You Why

Strong core strong body, and strong Glutes, or butt, strong body too.   There are an advantages to having strong glutes.  Here are 7 of them: 1. Having a big butt benefits your heart and your overall health.   Abdominal fat is the one that produces higher glucose and triglyceride levels, while more junk in the trunk actually metabolizes glucose to prevent…

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Strengthen Your Lower Back by Working these Muscle Groups

Strengthen Your Lower Back by Working these Muscle Groups

I often meet people in my exercises classes with lower back pain.  This is so common.  It is estimated 70% of the population struggles with back pain.  How can you work your back to cut down or eliminate visits to the Chiropractor?    Joseph Pilates had it right, work your core.  I am not talking just the front of the core,…

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Why Do I Need a Mind Body Connection?

Why Do I Need a Mind Body Connection?

It sounds silly but having a good mind body connection can keep you from falling. You walk around aware of your body. If you trip, you can feel it and stop yourself from falling. A good mind body connection can also help you sense if something is wrong with your body. It could save your life by catching an early…

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Cardio vs Strength Training

Cardio vs Strength Training

I must admit, I do not do cardio as much as I used to.  One reason why, is that it hurts.  Walking is good, but jumping, no way.  Also, I have not noticed a big difference in my heart rate or weight by doing more strength training as opposed to cardio.  My own experience tells me strength training, (Barre, Pilates,…

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