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12 Days of Pilates

The 12 Days of Pilates Christmas go like this…

On the First day of Christmas my Pilates Teacher gave to me: The Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Second day of Christmas my Pilates Teacher gave to me: Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Third day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Fourth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Fifth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Sixth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Seventh day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Seven Super Swans, Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Eighth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Eight Triceps Dips, Seven Super Swans, Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Ninth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Nine Knee Folds, Eight Triceps Dips, Seven Super Swans, Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Tenth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Ten Russian Squats, Nine Knee Folds, Eight Triceps Dips, Seven Super Swans, Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Eleventh day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Eleven Scooter-Skaters, Ten Russian Squats, Nine Knee Folds, Eight Triceps Dips, Seven Super Swans, Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

On the Twelfth day of Christmasmy Pilates Teacher gave to me: Twelve Crisscrosses, Eleven Scooter-Skaters, Ten Russian Squats, Nine Knee Folds, Eight Triceps Dips, Seven Super Swans, Six Side Bends, Five Wall Push Ups, Four Spine Twists, Three Roll Ups, Two Sets of Footwork, and the Joseph Pilates’ Hundred.

Gobble…gobble…gobble! Don’t be a Turkey!

Did you know that the average American will consume 3,000 calories during their Thanksgiving meal? And, if we add all the snacks throughout the day, that number edges up to 4,500 calories. Yikes! I am not a big calorie counter, but I will tell you that 3,500 calories makes one pound. Do the math. Its easy to see how weight is gained fast. Overeating throws off our metabolism, energy, and immune function leaving us vulnerable to illness and disease. 75% of men, and 65% of women in America are overweight. Obesity is now the leading cause of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Many people are surprised when I say, “Yes, we have classes on Thanksgiving morning.” Honestly, can you think of a better time to exercise? This is the time when we most need the support and consistency of our routine to maintain our health and fitness goals. Here’s a nice bonus. According to the American Council on Exercise, your metabolism stays elevated for as many as 24 hours after you finish exercising. How many calories you continue to burn depends primarily on the intensity of your workout. So by all means, perform the Hundred with vigor! It stands to reason that by working out on Thanksgiving morning, maybe a dollop of whip cream on our pie would be a sweet treat! Join us Thanksgiving morning: 8:15am 9:15am 10:15am

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Flattering & Functional

Your feet have never looked so cute! This month, ToeSox introduced the “Mary Jane” Bella and I am in love. The perfect workout sox: functional and flattering. Sells for $15.69 (tax included) at Evergreen Pilates.