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Spring into wellness: Basic Moves to Reignite your Body Now

Spring is finally here! Can you feel the shift in energy?

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Keeping fit on vacation

Vacations and traveling can be refreshing and energizing but they can also leave us feeling a bit heavier upon return home. My dad used to tell me, “there are no calories on Holidays” and like so many others I take advantage of times with friends and family or on vacation as times to splurge and […]

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An interview with Kristin McGee

In this series, Michele interviews YinOva friends and wellness advocates. Kristin McGee is a certified yoga and Pilates instructor as well as an ACE certified personal trainer. As a fitness expert, Kristin has appeared on CNN, FOX , CBS Morning Show, ABC’s Good Morning America and more. She has contributed to many magazines like Shape, Fitness, Self, […]

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Do you know how to breathe?

Is there a “right” way to breathe? While there is not a singular “right” way to breathe, taking a look at what muscles you are using to breathe will tell you a lot about where you hold tension. And yes, there are more efficient ways to breathe that minimize excess tension and stress. The diaphragm is the […]

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Dissecting Posture

Posture is simply the position of the body when sitting or standing. While you might think it would be a rigid position, it should actually be anything but static. Good posture aligns the bones and muscles to work the most efficiently so that it requires the least amount of energy. Any posture that forces certain […]

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Prenatal Pilates

The benefits of exercising throughout your pregnancy are plentiful.  Not only will it help limit weight gain, but mid-intensity work-outs, such as Pilates, have been shown to ease symptoms of pregnancy (i.e. back pain, morning sickness, fatigue), help shorten the labor, and reduce the time it takes to get your body to bounce back after […]

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Pilates for Stress and Anxiety

Have you ever heard of a “runner’s high?”  The “I’m on top of the world” feeling you get after exercise is actually caused by chemicals your body releases after physical exertion.  These endorphins, believe it or not, have similar properties to morphine.  They decrease the body’s perception of pain and promote an overall feel-good, positive […]

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Pilates for Back Pain

There’s nothing fun about back pain.  Trying to find its root cause can be equally frustrating. We’ve all heard strengthening the core is key, but that takes time.  When you’re seeking more immediate relief, there are simple stretches that help relieve the tension that builds in the lower back. I. Legs Up A Wall Note:  […]

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