Warm Water + Lemon With A Turmeric Twist

Warm Water + Lemon With A Turmeric Twist

BY TEJAL PATEL Growing up, whenever I had a cold, my mom made warm turmeric milk. The light turmeric heat coated my throat and the warmth invigorated my body. I often wished I could get the elixir all winter long. As the health benefits of turmeric have become...
Pilates: Effective For Injury Rehabilitation

Pilates: Effective For Injury Rehabilitation

by Ken Endelman Most people all over North America are familiar with Pilates – it is still is one of the fastest growing exercises in the world. And millions more have experienced the physical fitness benefits of added strength, length, and agility that it...
Real People, Real Pilates, Real Stories

Real People, Real Pilates, Real Stories

Annie Stafford | Charlottesville, VA Two years ago I went to my doctor for a general check-up and discovered something surprising – I was a half inch taller than I used to be. Maybe not too amazing for a teenager, but pretty incredible for a then 57-year-old...
Dave Kirschner Studio City, CA

Dave Kirschner Studio City, CA

For me Pilates started out of necessity, namely two herniated disks in my lower back. I’ve been athletic all my life, eventually getting involved with cheerleading. In fact, I now own a cheerleading training and consulting company that works with high school and...
Why Friendship Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

Why Friendship Is Great For Your Brain: A Neuroscientist Explains

BY DR. SARAH MCKAY Do you have 150 friends? Because that’s the average number of stable social relationships a person can maintain. This number has been dubbed “Dunbar’s Number” after the scientist Robin Dunbar, who found an association between primate...
Goji Berry & Oat Breakfast Muffins

Goji Berry & Oat Breakfast Muffins

I’m a big fan of eating muffins — for breakfast, for lunch, for a midday snack, or pretty much anytime, ever. But I’m not a big fan of eating animal products nor starting my day with massive amounts of refined sugar, both of which are unfortunately found in most...
Steve Cotter

Steve Cotter

Are You Ready… …to take your fitness and professional goals to the next level? Act now to become a member of Steve Cotter’s Kettlebell and fitness team—the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (IKFF). “Steve Cotter is one of the most talented...
It Happens

It Happens

In December 2013 I got a stress fracture in my foot! I was told to wear a cast and that the recovery time would be 12 weeks ! I was absolutely gutted! Not only would I not able to do any fitness coaching or running, I was also going to miss out on my dream of running...
Avocado Hummus Dip With Crispy Sea Salt Pita Chips

Avocado Hummus Dip With Crispy Sea Salt Pita Chips

Here is what you need and what to do: Pita Chips 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 whole wheat or regular (or both) pita breads, cut in half Flaky sea salt (I used Maldon Salt) Hummus 1 large ripe avocado, coarsely chopped 1/2 packed cup arugula 1 15 oz can cannellini...
Quinoa Avocado, Cucumber and Spinach Sushi

Quinoa Avocado, Cucumber and Spinach Sushi

1 cup quinoa 2 cups water 3 tbsp brown rice vinegar 1 tsp maple syrup pinch salt 1 small cucumber handful of spinach 1 california avocado 4 sheets nori sushi wrap Place quinoa and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and let simmer until all water...
Pilates for Fibromyalgia

Pilates for Fibromyalgia

By Gabrielle Shirer As originally seen in the Fall 2006 edition of the Pilates Coreterly According to the National Fibromyalgia Association, Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is an increasingly recognized chronic pain illness characterized by widespread musculoskeletal...
Pilates for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Pilates for People with Parkinson’s Disease

By Lindy Royer and Kriste Waldmann As seen in the Balanced Body Summer 2007 Pilates COREterly According to the National Parkinson Foundation (Parkinson.org), Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s. PD affects both men...
7 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day For A Better Life

7 Questions To Ask Yourself Every Day For A Better Life

You will be amazed at how powerful questions can be in your life. Let’s look at the following example: an individual is met with a particular challenge or problem, such as getting passed over for a promotion at work. He can ask a number of questions when in this...
Antonio Barrias

Antonio Barrias

If anyone asked me to describe Antonio Barrias in one sentance, I would have to say that he was, for his age, one of the most humble and determined young men that I have had the privilege of meeting during my time here at OPS. With an unwaving desire for knowledge,...
This Is Your Brain On Sugar: A Neuroscientist Explains

This Is Your Brain On Sugar: A Neuroscientist Explains

Did you quit sugar yet? We’re told we should, but it’s hard to do! This is because when our taste buds detect sugar (fructose, sucrose, maltose, glucose, etc.) on our tongue, the ‘sweet signal’ is processed by our brain’s reward system — the same reward system...
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