The first day I met Natalie, I was concerned. She didn’t walk in standing upright. She has extreme scoliosis, which caused her tiny frame to be almost completely bent over. But she had a big smile on her face and she told me she was ready to work! So work, we did! We took it slow and continuous for a while. She could NOT “roll up” at all. But she never got frustrated or upset, she just did what she could and kept at it.
January client of the month is Erin Tomlinson! Erin has been a twice a month member of Janae Luxe Pilates since February of 2017. She is strong, smart, funny and an overall joy to be around, from the minute I met her! Erin came to Pilates already pretty aware of her body in space, because she has been doing Yoga for several years, and even became a certified Yoga instructor just before starting Pilates.
Even as children, we’re taught to recognize and celebrate feelings of happiness—and it’s no wonder. Not only is happiness one of the most positive emotions we can experience, but being happy is also the key to a fulfilled, healthy life. Plus, cheeriness is linked to living longer, how hard we work, physical function as we age, and an improved immune system, among other health benefits.
You’ve decided that after years of chasing the photoshopped, idealized perfect body that magazine covers and commercials are made of and you still don’t look like the swimsuit model on Sports Illustrated, and their specialized diet didn’t work to put the numbers on the scale you hoped to see, that the quick-fix is probably not the answer.
So, Pilates it is! Pilates doesn’t promise a quick-fix, so the studio you go to shouldn’t promise one either.
Pilates doesn’t promise the best arms, abs, back, buns, and thighs. Shocking right?!?!?! If you want quality Pilates, look for a studio that isn’t just about your parts, you’re not a car.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you won’t get those things by doing Pilates. The side effect of a consistent Pilates practice is absolutely amazing muscle tone, improved flexibility and incredible posture, relieving you of the aches and pains that poor posture lends itself to. Ridding you of the cranky back, neck, and hips. You will find muscles in places you didn’t know existed with names you can’t pronounce. That’s just the way it is, Pilates makes you stronger, enables you to really get off the couch and live your life, keeping you functional and strong until you’re very, very, very, very old.
So now let’s break it down, which studio is right for you? How much should it cost?
With new diet trends and conflicting research studies popping up all the time, it can be confusing and difficult to decipher what you should be eating to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It wasn't long ago that we were told to limit eggs and high fat foods. Now, low fat foods and sugar are on the hit list of foods to avoid. How do you make sense of so much information? Here are our top tips on eating healthy.
March is just a few days away, and Janae Luxe Pilates is going to participate in March MATness! What is March MATness, you ask? Each day in the month of March we are going to try to post a picture doing one exercise from the list of exercises in the Classical Mat Pilates series. It's a social media project started by Benjamin Degenhardt the owner of 360 Pilates. Using the power of hashtags we will be showing our love of Pilates to the world!