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The Triumphant Teaser

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Those of us who have practiced Pilates for many years know that to execute a beautifully controlled, elevated Teaser, is quite an achievement. Years ago, when I was a young apprentice and professional ballet dancer at Drago’s Gym in NYC, I used to watch the more seasoned apprentices attempting the exercise in Romana Kryzanowska’s mat classes. Of course, it comes at the end, after your powerhouse is already on fire, so it requires remarkable focus, breath and control.

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Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs with Crispy Capers

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Deviled eggs may seem like a 1950s housewife convention, but the fact is everybody loves them, so you may as well learn how to make them. Whether it’s your first time or you’re already an expert, try this fresh combination of flavors. This recipe features everything that’s good about an egg bagel with smoked salmon […]

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The Brazilian Booty Workout

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This mat series incorporates ankle weights to up the burn factor—and help you sculpt the derriere you’ve always dreamed of. By Katia Pessoa Modeled by Zohra Sadat Edited by Amanda Altman Let’s be honest: We all want to look good from behind. “In the past decade, pop culture has become infatuated with the booty, inspired […]

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Spring Greens

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Make your season even greener with A Girl and Her Greens author April Bloomfield’s antioxidant-packed recipes. They’re that breath of fresh air your diet’s been craving. Recipes by April Bloomfield • Photos by David Loftus Snap Pea Salad I admit that I’m hard on sugar snap peas. I get disappointed when they suck, of course, […]

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Seeking Adventure

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From horseback riding to freshwater fishing, six instructors share their extracurricular passions—and how they improve their Pilates practice. by Sharon Liao Easy Rider Sharon Spaziani, 56 Owner of Millstone Pilates & Sportsmassage in Millstone Township, NJ Years teaching Pilates: 16 Favorite activity: Dressage Years doing dressage: 26 How she got started: I started riding when […]

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Rehab Your Unhealthy Habits

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It’s never to late to start living a healthier lifestyle. by Stacy Baker Masand When you were in your teens and 20s, the last thing you were probably concerned with was what your health would be like in a decade or two. You probably lived on pizza and burgers, had a few too many cocktails, […]

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Body Conversations: Today’s Client

Introducing Body Conversations, an online video series with PhysicalMind Institute Founder Joan Breibart. In this installment, Joan talks to Pilates teacher June Kahn, the 2009 World IDEA Instructor of the Year, about the next step for the new instructor, tips for building a client base and more. Stay tuned for more videos from Joan and her roster of world-renowned experts.

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