Core strength in Pilates, what you need to know. – Pilates Fitness Article

Core strength in Pilates, what you need to know. By Kristin Loeer, Movement Therapist & Polestar Pilates Practitioner @polestarpilatesuk Is core strength your goal from Pilates? This is a goal many of my clients note on their intake form when they come to see me. Not surprising, considering Pilates is considered a discipline that improves core strength. Yet, every time I see “core strength” as a goal, I wonder what it means to the client. Truth is, this goal does not reveal…

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Badger CrossFit | December Committed Club (2019) – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | December Committed Club (2019) Here we are at the last month of 2019! Congratulations to a huge group of members for their dedication to training, wellbeing, and health! Being a part of the committed club is an honor and a testament to fitness performance gains. The more you’re at Badger CrossFit, the closer you are to your goals! Many came, but didn’t RSVP and Check-in to classes.  To be a part of the committed club, you must check…

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Best Pilates Blogs of 2019 – Pilates Fitness Article

Best Pilates Blogs of 2019 We compiled our most read blogs of 2019 – Stay in the know, cozy up and get reading! #1: Fascia in Pilates Chances are you’ve heard about fascia and its importance in the human body – But how do we take this information and apply it to our training sessions with clients? – Kate Strozak, NCPT Polestar Educator  What we do not tend to consider is how much the autonomic nervous system plays a role in…

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7 Tips for Pilates Instructors: Make your Cues Count – Pilates Fitness Article

7 Tips for Pilates Instructors: Make your Cues Count What is your “fluff”? Do you have a phrase you use as a crutch when you are searching for words or trying to fill the silence in a classroom? Everybody does! Using these cue prefaces are not always inherently wrong, but it is important to be conscientious of how often we use them within a class or private session. – Nichole Anderson, NCPT The Fluff: “I want you to…Go ahead and…Now…

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Badger CrossFit | Hard Work Pays Off! – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | Hard Work Pays Off! As we approach our sixth year of running Bootcamps, it is amazing to look back on the transformation so many of our members have made since stepping foot into our doors.  Taking that first step is generally the hardest part. It can be intimidating.  We think we have to be IN shape before we can show up.  We hear the word CrossFit and think everyone will look like the Games athletes on TV. …

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What is microlearning and can your staff benefit? – Workout Fitness Article

What is microlearning and can your staff benefit? Get the Basics… Microlearning is education or training delivered in short bursts, anywhere from 15 seconds up to 15 minutes. There are numerous advantages to microlearning, but it will probably not replace all forms of formal and informal education. Microlearning can easily be implemented with your staff to help address knowledge or skills gaps in employees. There are a number of existing resources that can be used to incorporate microlearning in your…

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Badger CrossFit | Holiday Survival Guide: How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | Holiday Survival Guide: How to Get Through the Holidays With No Regrets   Let’s face it: it is hard to stick to a healthy eating and exercise plan during the holidays. Everywhere we turn there are tempting foods and drinks—from treats at office parties to our own traditional family favorites. When you add in a busy schedule filled with shopping and get-togethers that make it tough to squeeze in exercise, you have a recipe for disaster as…

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Polestar Pilates at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 Join Polestar at the Pilates Method Alliance Annual Meeting 2019 in Monterey California for another spectacular conference! We’ve created an in depth and concentrated list of all Polestar speakers at the conference – all you have to do is show up, move, learn and connect! October 23 8:00 am – 12:00 pm / 4 CEC’s: The Pilates Playbook, with Brent Anderson and Juan Nieto (*Pre-con event with Limited Space –…

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Badger CrossFit | Your Strategy for Success on Thanksgiving – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | Your Strategy for Success on Thanksgiving In just a few days, families all over America will be sitting down to a meal which looks back to that first Thanksgiving in which the Pilgrims commemorated the harvest after a harsh winter. The year was 1621, and Governor William Bradford proclaimed a day of thanksgiving, which the colonists celebrated as a traditional English harvest feast. George Washington declared Thanksgiving a holiday in 1789, and in 1941 Congress passed a…

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Polestar Pilates Educator Highlight : Brad Jamieson – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Educator Highlight : Brad Jamieson What do you love about teaching Pilates? BJ: The most rewarding thing I find with my teaching is the feedback from clients.  When a client comes in and tells a story about how much better they are now compared to last year or last week, how their running times have decreased or injuries have disappeared… it makes it all worth while.   My first ever client came to me in so much pain that she couldn’t complete a training session…

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Polestar Pilates Made the Difference – How I found my Pilates School with Polestar. – Pilates Fitness Article

Polestar Pilates Made the Difference – How I found my Pilates School with Polestar. After earning my Bachelor’s degree in dance and movement education, I was interested in studying Pilates as the next step in my career.  Unfortunately, my first Pilates teacher-training program turned me off to Pilates completely.  My body didn’t fit inside the relatively narrow movement confines of that particular approach.  Doing Pilates actually felt bad and uncomfortable.  I decided to study Yoga instead and went on to…

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Badger CrossFit | Understanding Hormone Imbalance – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | Understanding Hormone Imbalance   Do you know what your pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands and pancreas have in common? They are all endocrine glands, and their jobs are to make hormones. Hormones are chemicals that deliver messages throughout your entire body via the bloodstream. These messages are delivered to your tissues and organs, but they are very specific: only those cells which are sensitive to that particular hormone will accept it and be activated by it.…

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Educator Highlight : Amy Dixon, NCPT – Pilates Fitness Article

Educator Highlight : Amy Dixon, NCPT What do you love about teaching Pilates and owning a studio? AD: I am grateful for the blessing to teach what I love, and I am surrounded by an amazing staff who also share their love of Pilates! Owning studios since 2002, it has been both challenging and amazing to see how we’ve grown and evolved over the years. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else! Where did you take your training and who was…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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Badger CrossFit | Seasonal Affective Disorder: What it is and What to do About it? – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | Seasonal Affective Disorder: What it is and What to do About it? It’s that time of year again—a time of cool breezes, colored leaves and holiday preparation. Fall and winter are exciting times… Unless you suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). If you struggle with winter depression, this time of year is not filled with joy and anticipation. Instead, you probably feel like hiding under the covers until spring arrives in several months… What is Seasonal Affective…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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Badger CrossFit | What’s Scarier than Ghosts & Goblins? How about Type 2 Diabetes! – Crossfit Fitness Article

Badger CrossFit | What’s Scarier than Ghosts & Goblins? How about Type 2 Diabetes! It’s Halloween, and you know what that means: sugar, sugar, sugar! Beginning in late summer, stores begin taunting and tantalizing us with prominently displayed festive treats conveniently packaged in small, easy to eat servings. By the time the actual holiday rolls around, we’ve been wading through candy corn and “fun sized” candy bars for months. All holidays have their peculiar food traditions, but Halloween perhaps wins…

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Educator Highlight : Amy Dixon, NCPT – Pilates Fitness Article

Educator Highlight : Amy Dixon, NCPT What do you love about teaching Pilates and owning a studio? AD: I am grateful for the blessing to teach what I love, and I am surrounded by an amazing staff who also share their love of Pilates! Owning studios since 2002, it has been both challenging and amazing to see how we’ve grown and evolved over the years. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else! Where did you take your training and who was…

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