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Black History Month and Dance

Posted by: Allison Fabrizio, B.A. - February 19, 2024

Celebrating the Rich Tapestry of Black People’s Contributions to Dance     Dance is a universal language that transcends borders and brings people together through movement, rhythm, and expression. Throughout history, Black people have played a pivotal role in shaping and enriching the world of dance, leaving an indelible mark on various dance forms. In […]

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Uniquely Pilates

Posted by: Ashley Edewaard, Ph.d. - February 7, 2024

Many people who are unfamiliar with Pilates ask, “Is Pilates the same as yoga?,” or “Isn’t Pilates just stretching?” Although Pilates overlaps with other forms of exercise, it has several unique points of focus. These include core body training, breathing, movement isolation, developing small muscles, and movement biomechanics.   Core Body Training. Pilates places special […]

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Creative Ways to Eat More Vegetables

Posted by: Wan Na Chun, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N. - January 16, 2024

With the start of a new year and January comes a wave of healthy resolutions – lose weight, eat better. Consuming more vegetables is always a smart goal. A diet high in vegetables can provide essential vitamins, antioxidants, fiber that boost immunity, aid weight management, and enhance athletic performance.   Between hectic schedules and convenience […]

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Getting Back to the Gym – Expectations

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - January 3, 2024

5 Tips on How to Get Back to the Gym After Taking a Hiatus and Expectations   It’s easy to stop going to the gym in the middle of the year and so much harder to get back into it if after a long break. Maybe you’re on your way to recovering from an injury, […]

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Staying Neutral

Posted by: Ashley Edewaard, Ph.d. - December 18, 2023

Many people take up Pilates to improve their posture, and it’s easy to see why. Good posture is aesthetically pleasing, making us look and feel confident and poised.   But there are numerous other benefits associated with good posture—from our bodies’ perspective, good posture translates into improved functionality and freedom from pain. Good posture essentially […]

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Lighten Up the Holiday Treats

Posted by: Laura Cason, B.S., R.D., L.D.N. - December 12, 2023

Festivities around the Christmas holiday usually leads to higher sugar consumption compared to other times of the year.   It’s normal to consume more non-nutrient foods and indulge in beverages more than our normal pattern.  In fact, one study done in 2020 found that average weight gain of adults were 1-2 pounds during Thanksgiving to […]

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Make Training Less Complex with More Complexes

Posted by: Carlo Varquez, M.S. - December 4, 2023

Life is demanding and fast. If you are like me, with a busy, on-the-go lifestyle, you might not have more than an hour to get inside the gym and train. The purpose of this blog is to show an alternative to your current fitness regime to make your time more efficient!   If you can […]

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A Guide to Whole Food Vegan Protein Sources

Posted by: Wan Na Chun, M.P.H., R.D., L.D.N. - November 27, 2023

Plant-based diets have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their numerous health and environmental benefits. If you’re looking to increase your protein intake on a vegan diet, there are many whole food options available. Here are ten vegan protein sources that are both nutritious and delicious:     Lentils: Lentils are a great […]

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The Core of Pilates

Posted by: Ashley Edewaard, Ph.d. - November 20, 2023

One of the fundamental principles of Pilates is strengthening the core muscles. In a Pilates session, you often hear the instructor say something like, “engage your core!” But what is the core, why is it important, and how do we activate it?   Many people are familiar with the abdominals’ role in core strength, but […]

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