NFL player Martellus Bennett keeps himself game-ready with Pilates. by Beth Johnson Unlike most of his teammates, Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett, 26, isn’t carbo loading, lifting weights or going for a jog before home games. As often as he can, he’s doing Pilates with Luann Brusa at TruCore Pilates in suburban Chicago. At […]
’Tis the season for decadence, but avoid packing on the pounds by treating yourself (in moderation, of course!) to these sweet—but not too sweet—and easy-to-make treats from food blogger Elana Amsterdam, author of Paleo Cooking from Elana’s Pantry: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free Recipes. As a bonus, they also make the perfect homemade gift. Recipes by Elana […]
This half foam roller routine will make you work harder, upping the stability and body awareness challenge to sculpt your every inch. Workout by Gloria Tremonti Edited by Amanda Altman We’re always looking for new ways to enhance our practice, so when Pilates pro Gloria Tremonti told us about her success with the half foam […]
In a recent issue of Pilates Style magazine, nutritionist Jonny Bowden explains that diet is more important than exercise when it comes to losing weight. You’d think this would be the sort of information that a Pilates instructor would want to keep under wraps, but in fact, I feel that it further validates the value of including the Pilates method in a healthy lifestyle.
But many years ago, when I studied and worked with Ron Fletcher, I remember he used this term to describe how we should think of our inward movement. He gave the credit to one of his mentors, Martha Graham. She would describe, “dancing from inside out”—from the gestunken, or feeling the movement from the inner workings of the gut. A guttural, but organic way of movement that would encapsulate the message Joe Pilates would try to impress upon his students. It is a word, or feeling, that I try to instill in my teachers to inspire their clients to fully experience the movement their body is trying to convey.
Meal and snack time math can make the difference between good health and not-so-good health. Fall fruit, for instance, supply fiber, vitamins and minerals and fewer calories than the snack foods we might be eating instead of raw apples, oranges or berries. These three foods help prevent obesity and degenerative diseases such as heart disease and cancer. You don’t turn to Pilates once and a while when the mood strikes, you (hopefully) have a more targeted approach to your life on the mat that pays you back in strength and resilience of mind and body. You get the same results from a targeted, precise approach to nourishing yourself. Consider fall’s favorite, most available fruit, the apple.