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The 3 P’s to Pack on Your Fitness Journey

Posted on August 29, 2012

Tweet Last week, we focused on some important Pilates ABC’s to keep in mind as you travel on your path to fitness. This week, we thought we’d apply another helpful mnemonic device to remember as you practice Pilates, CoreAlign and yoga. We’ll call them the Three P’s: Practice, Patience and Personalization. Your practice… takes practice Read More…

5 Summer’s End Excuses and How to Overcome Them

Posted on August 15, 2012

Tweet  As summer comes to an end, many people start to ease up on their summer fitness routines and begin hunkering down for fall. Why? Is it because we live in the Midwest, where we can bundle up for the cold weather? Or maybe we have children going back to school, so we feel like vacation Read More…

Stability in the saddle requires full body strength.

Posted on July 25, 2012

Tweet Balance, concentration and control: important principles for any moving sport. Lose sight of these and you could cause yourself embarrassment or injury. In a sport like horseback riding, however, much more is at stake. You run the risk of injuring not only yourself, but your horse as well. And let’s face it – when Read More…

CoreAlign with Carolyn | Simulate your swim

Posted on July 18, 2012

TweetWhen swimmers move through water, their whole body benefits from the resistance. To kick it up a notch, they have plenty of aquatic options, like paddling with a medicine ball in front of them or towing a swim parachute behind them. But what can swimmers use on dry land to strengthen their stroke? You guessed Read More…

A Simple Fitness Formula

Posted on July 11, 2012

Tweet  We’re not going to talk about the blazing heat we experienced this summer – but, we hope you’ve still felt the burn. There’s nothing quite like the feeling you get after a good workout. Whether it’s in the Pilates studio on the mat or practicing Yoga yourself at home, we know it gets hard Read More…

No train, no gain! CoreAlign to maximize your marathon.

Posted on June 27, 2012

Tweet Does it seem like everyone you know is training for a marathon? It’s not your imagination. In the last decade, the popularity of marathon running has really taken off. Whether it’s for a worthy cause, the challenge of it or just for fun, this amazing team and confidence building sport shows no sign of Read More…

Swimmers go for the gold with Pilates – and so can you!

Posted on June 20, 2012

Tweet To train for an all-body sport like swimming, you need an all-body exercise. That is why so many Olympic swimmers, like Dara Torres, Natalie Coughlin and Rebecca Soni turn to the comprehensive workout of Pilates. It starts in the core Pilates improves swimming performance in a number of ways, most importantly, strength. There is Read More…

The core of the North Shore: Fitness indoors and out

Posted on June 13, 2012

Tweet With the first official day of summer less than one week away, our doors literally open to more fitness activities. For many of our clients, summer is a time when the results from hard work in the studio all year actually pay off – whether it’s improved performance in a marathon, shaving points off of your golf score or just feeling better in your swimsuit. Even those of Read More…

Poised for Greatness: Our CoreAlign Grads

Posted on June 06, 2012

TweetChances are, if you have been in our studio or following us online, you have seen our CoreAlign in action. You know that it is functional, vertical training meant to improve alignment from performance sports to everyday life. But is CoreAlign the kind of equipment one can just walk in off the street and use? Read More…

Feet first: Foot corrections that improve health from head to toe.

Posted on May 30, 2012

Tweet If you have ever broken even your pinkie toe, you know how important one little bone in your foot can be. Your whole body starts to hurt – from your ankle to your neck – as it makes compensations and adjustments for the injured bone. Multiply by that by twenty-six, the number of bones Read More…

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