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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…

Golden Quotes: Olympic athletes and the Pilates advantage

Posted on August 01, 2012

Tweet What does it take to become an Olympic athlete? Many of them would say, precision, breath, control, flow, centering, and concentration. If that list sounds a little familiar, it’s because these are the basic tenets of Pilates. With a world of state-of-the-art training options at their fingertips, why is it that so many Olympic 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…

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…

Hit a home run with Pilates and CoreAlign®

Posted on May 02, 2012

Tweet Think about throwing a ball. Now think about swinging a bat, running from a standstill, reaching for a catch, sliding into home – all of the things baseball players do. What muscles are you relying on the most? As you can imagine, the answer is “all of them” – from head to toe. That’s Read More…

Where the rubber meets the road: 3 questions to ask yourself on the path to fitness

Posted on April 18, 2012

Tweet In fitness, as with anything, the road to success is lined with roadblocks, bumps, and detours. Now that the first quarter of the year is behind us, take some time to check your progress and revisit your goals. Whether you are just starting out, or are well along on your journey, the spring months Read More…

Add life to years with Pilates

Posted on April 11, 2012

Tweet Growing older is a journey we all share. We know more today than we did yesterday. We’re able to take on new challenges with a better understanding for what we can expect. As we grow older we learn the value of patience. When it comes to our bodies, we know that nothing drastic ever Read More…

CoreAlign® gains momentum with runners

Posted on March 28, 2012

Tweet Strength, flexibility, extension. Runners are constantly looking for new ways to improve these areas. But it’s hard to pinpoint any imperfections while you’re actually running – an age-old problem for runners. But now, luckily, we have equipment that can address all of these concerns for you, the CoreAlign® by Balanced Body®. CoreAlign® consists of Read More…

Tuned out at the gym? Pilates and CoreAlign® classes engage your mind and your core.

Posted on March 14, 2012

Tweet Have you ever stopped to think about why most of the “big gyms” have so many TV’s? Or why some fitness clubs have a row of ellipticals facing outside? Or why treadmill users listen to music or even read magazines while they are working out? It’s because no matter how hard they might be Read More…

Simple ways to go from hibernating to high gear

Posted on February 29, 2012

Tweet Are you feeling the results of your New Year’s goals yet? If not, it might be time to get your fitness focus back on track. Here are a few ways to snap out of hibernation mode and back into high gear. Instead of hitting the snooze button, hit the ground running.  If you hit the Read More…