fitness

The Scientific Reasons Why You Should Exercise in Addiction Recovery

Fitness has received a great deal of attention for its role in addiction recovery. As treatment centers continue along the trend of incorporating exercise into their recovery programs, scientists are asking whether exercise is actually effective in helping people kick an addiction. The answer from the research community has been a resounding yes. A study …

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Why do I have Cramps?

Physical Therapy Moment: I often have discussions with patients about muscle cramping. Many times these discussions begin as a patient is actively cramping while performing some exercise. Often these individuals say I am just prone to muscle cramps. But the question is, WHY? There are many long-held beliefs related to causes and cures for cramps. …

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What is Pilates?

How It Works Dust off your  mat and get ready to do a series of movements that will stabilize and strengthen your core. The moves may look simple, but they take a lot of precision and control. Pilates is not just a bunch of sit ups; there’s a strong emphasis on technique. You can do Pilates …

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What are the benefits of working on Pilates machines?

Pilates machines consists of a range of equipment designed to accommodate clients at every point in there life. The most common is the reformer (a table with springs and straps). Most classical pilates studios have three to five of the classical pieces of equipment. In our studio we have reformers, towers, and chairs. You will also find core align, …

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Pilates Hurts My Neck

If pilates is more of a pain in your neck than it is in your abs or butt. Then you are doing it wrong! Let me explain: you should be holding your head in position that challenges your abdominals without causing pain in your neck. If you can not curl up without pain and strain …

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Pilates Improves Life Satisfaction for Women

Women who practice pilates consistently for at least 6 months may improve life satisfaction, total physical self-concept and perceptions of their own appearance, functionality and health status, according to research published in Women Health (2011: 51). This was a study of  80 women ages 25-55. After 6 months the pilates group member showed significant improvement …

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