Movement or exercise: which is better?

Movement or exercise: which is better?

Movement is something I can’t do without. I’ve made my home in gyms since I was twenty-one and freshly retired as a professional ballet dancer. I love working out, and tend to incorporate some sort of activity on most days. I understand, though, that not...
Pilates revamped

Pilates revamped

Pilates Meets Tom Ford Pilates is, to the exercise industry, what Tom Ford was to Gucci! A much-needed revamping of ideas (around focused movement, in this case). Disciples of Pilates can’t help but sound enthusiastic about it. Whether because it “fixed” their backs,...
How to get strong

How to get strong

How to get strong? The answer to this question lies in resistance training. Not only will resistance (also called strength) training help you build a toned body with good shape, but it will help you develop power in the muscles (which, in turn, will increase your...
What is cardio and should I do it?

What is cardio and should I do it?

What is cardio? Answering technically, it is any physical exercise that uses oxygen to meet the energy demands of a workout. In my experience though, people ask this question when trying to understand whether or not this mode of training will help them successfully...
Core muscles: how to build them

Core muscles: how to build them

Core muscles! I want core muscles! In my practice I repeatedly hear clients tell me this is what they’re after. While most people understand why they’d want to improve this area, there appears to be huge confusion around exactly how to do this so a little about...
What’s my body type?

What’s my body type?

Body type – did you know that yours can tell you what sort of activity might be best suited to you, helping you make the most of your natural talents? Sometime in the 1940s, William Sheldon, PhD, MD, attempted to group people based on bone structure and weight...