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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…

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…

Our Lift Off: a huge success!

Posted on May 25, 2012

Tweet May 19th was a monumental day here at The Lift. A very heartfelt thank you to all who attended. It was great to see so many friendly faces and meet some new ones too! Our free mat Pilates classes were filled to capacity and we had a great time showing people around the studio. Read More…

You are cordially invited to our GRAND OPENING!

Posted on May 16, 2012

Tweet We’ve been having a great time getting our new studio ready for you! We’ve seen lots of activity leading up to our Grand Opening event this Saturday – from visiting media celebrities to meeting new friends in the neighborhood. Please join us this Saturday May 19th, for free classes, demos, refreshments and more! LIKE us on Facebook 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…

Reformer Classes – Big change comes in small groups

Posted on March 07, 2012

Tweet “To return to doing things I used to be able to do.” “To improve my sports performance.” “To correct my posture.” “To just feel better.”  There are many reasons our clients come to The Lift – almost as many reasons as there are exercises to learn. Of all of the pieces of equipment we train Read More…

Mashing gives athletes a leg up

Posted on January 19, 2012

Tweet Whether you are a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, constricted muscles need to be loosened up in order for them to perform at their best. So we stretch them, we massage them, and work to lengthen them. But even though human hands can be amazingly powerful, they can only penetrate dense muscle so Read More…

Keeping your resolve: resolutions versus reality

Posted on January 04, 2012

Tweet Happy New Year! It’s that time of year where well-intentioned New Year’s resolutions are put to the test. When we asked our staff what their resolutions are, topics range from diet, to exercise to attitude. Like the resolutions of people everywhere, they all share one common denominator– success clearly begins in the mind. So Read More…

Balance your body, balance your life: Gearing up for the holidays

Posted on November 16, 2011

Tweet If you practice Pilates regularly, you know that adhering to your regimen is key in your success. As with most exercise, doing it every now and then won’t get you the results you are looking for. It’s the repetition that trains your body to behave in ways that reflect correct form and alignment. So as Read More…

PHOTO GALLERY – The Lift loves the Balanced Body Orbit

Posted on September 07, 2011

TweetTo celebrate Pilates Day 2011, Balanced Body sponsored a contest to win an Orbit for the best Pilates Day celebration story. On May 7, 2011, we invited old and new faces to join us in a mat class in order to celebrate Pilates Day 2011. We had a great time and documented the day in Read More…