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Originally posted on Sixtyandme.com With the new year upon us, it's time to think about how you're going to stay motivated with your fitness routine. Looking for a few tips? Well, look no further! Here are five tips to keep you motivated and set yourself up...

Building a strong core is essential for overall fitness and stability, but it's not just about doing sit-ups or ab curls!  To truly develop a strong core, you need to work your abs three dimensionally. When someone tells you to "do an ab curl," it's easy to...

We often think to look youthful we only need to focus on the face. Erase wrinkles and increase collagen, right? However, youthfulness is also seen in the body through your movement patterns.  Cardio, strength training, and flexibility are all great ways to fight the effects of...

Your gluteus muscles are the largest and most powerful muscles in your body. They work to keep your pelvis level when you're standing, but they also work with your hamstrings to bend your hips and extend your knees.  When these muscles are weak, you may experience...

Pilates is such a versatile exercise program which means you can get a great workout in without any equipment or having to lie on your mat. A standing Pilates workout is an effective way to work your body from head to toe.  Get an effective...

I've always been a fitness enthusiast. In my early twenties, I was training for 10K races and spending hours at the gym every week. But around my mid-thirties things got more complicated. My body couldn't handle the stress of high impact workouts anymore so I...

Originaly post on Sixtyandme.com As we age, it's important to stay active and exercise regularly. In fact, if you're over 60, exercising is one of the best ways to stay healthy and mobile. But it can also be easy to make mistakes. Here are three common mistakes...

Are you new to Pilates and wondering where to start? Whether it's a group Pilates class or a private session with a Pilates instructor, it’s important to find the workout that works best for your body, schedule and budget. Let’s dive into the difference between...

Planks are a great exercise that can help strengthen your core. But did you know there are several variations of planks? And if you do them incorrectly, they might not be as helpful as intended. In this post, I'll explain the different types of planks,...

Pilates is a wonderful way to increase flexibility and strength while improving posture, balance, mobility and core stability.  Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for students to develop poor habits that can sabotage their practice before they even realize what’s happening. If you are struggling with your Pilates...

As a Pilates Instructor, I have often been asked the popular question “Is Pilates a good way to lose weight?” While Pilates by definition is not a weight loss exercise system, it still is one of the reasons clients choose to take classes with me....

Pilates is one of the most versatile workouts, and it's an excellent way to stay fit. Pilates can be done at home or in a studio, and it's even safe for pregnant women. Still, many people don't consider Pilates as a workout option after 40...

Joseph Pilates was a very colourful character and has some entertaining points you’ll find interesting. Keep reading below as you might be surprised by a few! If you are a member of my classes or have ever tried Pilates, then you might be interested to know...

I am often reminded of the basic Principles of Pilates when I teach online PIlates classes. They are the undercurrent of a well designed Pilates practice. It is common practice to hear some of these principles repeated throughout a class by your Pilates Instructor.  The 6...

Are you looking for a motivational tip to get you inspired? Or maybe you are determined to make this year healthier than last year? Does the cold weather just make you want to curl up in a blanket and do it tomorrow? You aren’t the only...

  As a Pilates Instructor, I find new clients that were once indifferent to Pilates become Pilates lovers after a few sessions. Have you ever wondered why?  What is the big deal about Pilates anyways?  A common thing people say to me after starting my Pilates...

As you get older, it’s important to stay active and maintain your health. And while aging gracefully is a goal that many of us have in mind, it’s also one that requires some work on our part. One aspect of aging that you may not...

Are you looking for a simple bread recipe that you can make in less than an hour? I posted this simple bread recipe on my social media feed a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit! It also happens to be my family's...

Many of us have had to make adjustments to our daily living since the beginning of this pandemic. One area that I know played a huge role in my daily routine was exercise to keep me strong, feeling energized and mentally fit. I believe most...

Article originally published on Sixty and Me. Pilates is a workout that helps you build full body strength and mobility, improve your posture, increase flexibility, and so much more. It’s a hidden gem in the world of exercise. But what are the benefits of Pilates for those...