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Green Purple Smoothie

When you pair blueberries and spinach you get a combination of the nitrates that are present in spinach help your muscles work efficiently and the antioxidants in blueberries ease oxidative stress and inflammation in response to exercise. Combine these two healthy plants into your… Continue Reading “Green Purple Smoothie”

Balance

Every sport or activity will eventually create imbalances of the muscles and tendons. If you are addicted to your favorite sport, outdoor activity, or work out it is important that you challenge your body by incorporating balance in your life. I have learned over… Continue Reading “Balance”

Exercise of the week (8)

Lunges with Hug the tree (upper body pull backs) Upper back strength with an open chest. If you do not have access to Pilates springs. You can use two thera bands attached to a door or pole. Keeping chest open, and upper body tall. On… Continue Reading “Exercise of the week (8)”

Exercise of the week (7)

Wall Push ups! If you struggle with pushups….try a wall push up. Put both hands on the wall. Walk away from wall. Both feet hip width apart and heels off the floor. On an inhale bend the elbows keeping shoulders back. On an exhale… Continue Reading “Exercise of the week (7)”

Exercise of the week (5)

Teaser The Teaser is a very challenging original pilates exercise that involves abdominal strength, core strength, balance and coordination. Teaser can be performed on the Reformer, Wundu chair, and mat. To perform the Teaser on the  mat, try this exercise in layers… Lay on back,… Continue Reading “Exercise of the week (5)”

Exercise of the week (4)

I just got back from an awesome 4 day backpacking trip on the Appalachian trail in Virginia. Due to having about 50 pounds of weight on my back for over 40 miles, my mid back and lower back is exhausted. Knee sways are saving my… Continue Reading “Exercise of the week (4)”

New Classes at Active Fitness

New River Pilates will be offering two new classes at Active Fitness at the Oak Hill location. Stop by Active Fitness to get more information or give Lisa a call to find out more. Need directions: http://www.activefitnesswv.com/ Classes offered: Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. Thursdays… Continue Reading “New Classes at Active Fitness”

Exercise of the week

Plank: The Plank is one of my favorite poses/exercise in Pilates and yoga. I believe it is hard to achieve correctly. Start with  your knees on the ground, hands underneath shoulders, and feet up off the group. Spread your fingers wide and grip the earth.… Continue Reading “Exercise of the week”

Why Pilates

What Pilates can do for you Improve movement in your joints, back, shoulders, hips, and knees Improve your flexibility Improve your posture Improve your stability and balance Improve your athletic performance – golf, soccer, running, cycling, climbing, kayaking Decrease or eliminate back pain Improve… Continue Reading “Why Pilates”

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