July 2012

Before every BarSculpt class you may see your Instructor looking down at everyone’s feet.  She isn’t checking pedicure colors, in fact she is actually checking to make sure your pedicure is covered with socks. So what is up with the socks anyway, why are they a BarSculpt requirement? It is first and foremost to keep your body warm and limber, after all that marching to raise our hart rate and body temperature the last thing we want to do is see it all vanish out our toes.  Did you know 20% of your body heat is lost through your feet?  The...

“I can say that I never thought I would be a “Before and After” story, but then again I never imagined I would find a workout program that would so significantly change my life. In 2001 at the age of 28, I was involved in a car accident. After 12 months of chiropractic care, 18 months of physical therapy, 7 surgeries and enough medication to sedate a horse the toll on my body, confidence and peace of mind was clearly evident.. Once the task of managing my injuries seemed to be over, I decided to work on the 50+ pounds...

Everyday another new fitness fad pops up.  Curves, CrossFit, Boot Camp, they all have enjoyed, or are enjoying their moment in the fitness spotlight.  New ones crop up all the time with names that have no entry in Mirriam Webster.  Have you heard of Gyrotonics, TRX or Piloxing? Which ones have staying power and which ones provide a workout that is as safe as it is effective?  While I am all for anything that gets people moving and sweating these fads tend to flame up and out leaving temporary changes and sometimes-permanent damage in their wake. Barre classes have been labeled as...