A revolutionary device, the OOV is ergonomically designed to complement the 3 curves of the spine and mimic natural movement. Developed by Australian Osteopath and Neuroscientist Daniel Vladeta who saw a need for a self-correcting device that would embed motor learning. The OOV is an unstable, proprioceptive, bio-feedback tool, that re-patterns and enhances efficient movement. The OOV Courses explore how using a device like the OOV can facilitate Functional Movement and create stability through improving mobility, focusing on exercises and training methods that continue to evolve with the latest research and our understanding of the body. Incorporating traditional Pilates exercises applied to the OOV and Balance Training, the course teaches you to Assess Correctly, identify where Instability and Restriction exist in the Body, and how to develop Strategies to Promote Improved Motor Control, Strength, Endurance, Proper Alignment and Increase Dynamic Stability through the 3D Activation of Myofascial Slings. The OOV is an experience and will change your daily practice and view of Functional Alignment.Read More
Eat Better, Sleep Better
In your daily workout practice, you may be doing everything to encourage a good night’s rest. But none of that matters if your diet sabotages your sleep patterns from the inside out.
Many people are missing out on essential vitamins and minerals which could cause less restorative sleep and disturbance.
Set yourself up for restful nights by padding your diet with vitamins, minerals and amino acids that support serotonin, a brain chemical that contributes to relaxation and sleep, as well as foods that contain natural melatonin.
Try our suggestions:
Magnesium: Almonds, cashews, dark chocolate (my favorite), pumpkin seeds, yogurt, salmon
Melatonin: Bananas, cherries, flaxseeds, raspberries
Serotonin: Bananas, Kiwis, pecans, tomatoes, walnuts
Omega-3s: Eggs, flaxseeds, salmon, trout, yogurt
Potassium: Acorn squash, avocados, bananas, sweet potatoes, salmon
Tryptophan: Cheese, eggs, spinach, turkey
Vitamin B6: Avocados, bananas, bulgur, pistachios, salmon, sesame seeds
Vitamin D: Eggs, mushrooms, salmon, sardines, yogurt
What are your tips for a good nights rest? Tell us yours in our comment section below.
Feeling guilty about the sweets or food you enjoyed at your Holiday celebrations?
Most people decide to cut back on eating to trim back down.
Don't beat yourself up! It takes a lot of calories—3,500—to gain a pound of body fat. So really, that holiday eating doesn't usually result in any significant weight gain.
It's about what you do the next day and the day after that's really important —so get back and stay on-track with your workouts. So be sure to whittle away at those extra calories over the next day or two, preferably by boosting exercise rather than eating too little. Starvation is not the healthy answer!
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Let's fill it up P/oP!
You may have noticed the toy box in our lobby. This will be available until December 21st. Please consider donating new, unwrapped, non-battery operated toys for children with autism and special needs.
Visit our gift idea stand located in the lobby. We have some great candles, soaps and other local products for all the loved ones in your life.
Give the gift of Pilates this holiday season, stop by the studio today and pick up a P/oP Gift Certificate for those you love…And maybe pick up a something for yourself as well!
There is a reason why stretching into a pilates lunge always make you sigh “ahhh” with relief. Thanks to our overly sedentary work life, our hips and backs are feeling tighter than ever.
In the U.S. we spend 10 hours a day seated on average, 80 percent of us will experience lower-back pain being desk, car or sofa bound. This is sometimes referred to as, long-term parking, which causes lower-back pain by upsetting the normal, healthy function of a few major muscle groups.
The main problem is poor posture.
We tend to slouch while we sit, and cashew-curling our upper body strains back, neck and shoulder muscles.
Here are Po/P’s 3- must-dos’ to get you back on track:
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Get Up, Stand Up
Every little bit helps – just once every half hour is enough to prevent muscles-wasting spinal disk compression and other harmful effects of being stuck in one spot. While you’re up and walking, take big, strong strides to relieve the pressure that sitting causes.
Exercise with Intent
If you are already achy, or have had issues in the past, first get the green light from your medical professional. Then start conservatively, with basic core-building exercises. Think squats, planks, bridges and wall-sits. Pay attention to technique, really pays off to ensure that your back never takes on more than it can handle.
FOR INSTRUCTORS - Rocking and Rolling to Release™
January 13, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
This course will take the instructor or client through a series of body positions and sequences combined with rocking movement that will activate the body’s innate sense of fascial, bony and muscular release. Balls are used to further enhance the release through rolling and hands on assist techniques
This amazing certification course will be held at P/oP and can be booked throughthecenterforwomensfitness.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pre-Holiday “Kick It Into Gear”
Sheri Long Mat Class
Sunday, December 9, 2018
9:00 am to 10:15 with a 15 minute Q & A following
~this class open to the public
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Calling all experienced managers, departmental leaders, board directors and donors, and communication team members interested in new ways to look at how you perceive the world around you and make connections.
Tina Demirdjian, Principal of POETRY CONSULTS is inviting you and a guest(s) to share the powerful and practical benefits of creative expression in the workplace, and in working with Boards and donors. She shares a new way to build more effective teams and better boards.
At POETRY CONSULTS she aims to reach individuals and teams in private, public and nonprofit businesses that operate in dynamic and high stress situations.
To demonstrate the impact of this work she invites you to join her and other business leaders to discover Creative Approaches to Building Teams, Developing Innovative Social Media Content, and Engaging in Social Responsibility.
To RSVP contact
Tina Demirdjian firstname.lastname@example.org or call (818) 940-6953
We all know how to keep our biceps in shape, but few of us know how to keep feet and toes in good condition.
They take significant abuse from the hours we spend on our feet each day.
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) considers your feet a marvel of engineering. Together, your two feet contain more than 50 bones, accounting for about one-fourth of all the bones in your body. And somehow they also make room for more than 60 joints and 200 muscles, tendons, and ligaments that hold them together and help them move.
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society recommends doing these simple exercises to strengthen toes and prevent foot discomfort.
All shoe wearers will benefit from these exercises.
Toe raise, point and curl:
Hold each position for five seconds and repeat 10 times. Great if you suffer from toe cramps.
Golf ball roll:
Roll a golf ball under the ball of the foot for two minutes.
This is a great massage for the bottom of the foot and is recommended for people
with plantar fasciitis (heel pain), arch strain or foot cramps.
Place a small towel on the floor and curl it toward you using only your toes.
You can increase the resistance by putting a weight on the end of the towel.
Relax and repeat this exercise five times.
Try these exercises recommendations the next time your feet cry mutiny.
You’ll soon be stepping lively again!
For more information on foot health go to: http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/.aspx
Satoko is originally from Kyoto, Japan. She began practicing Pilates seven years ago to treat severe lower back pain and spinal problems that developed following the birth of her second child.
Satoko noticed the positive benefits that Pilates provided by transforming her body, mind and life and, in the process, gained strength, flexibility, freedom from pain and greater energy. From that point on, Pilates became her passion and she went on to complete the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Teacher Training Program.
Since 2010, Satoko has enjoyed sharing her knowledge with others and strives to afford the same benefits to her clients by giving them hands-on approaches to Pilates. She develops training programs for new clients based on their unique needs.
Satoko continues her study of Pilates, and the human body, through daily practice and research, and by attending seminars and workshops. She is bilingual and is fluent in English and Japanese.
Satoko Offers the following options:
Private sessions: $750
Experience personal one-on-one training
Duets (Limit 2): $550
These sessions are perfect for couples and workout buddies who are comfortable together and want to learn Pilates at the same time. If you prefer, we can find a partner for you. Group / Semi-private (up to 4 person): $350
Join up to 4 people for a fun and affordable way to experience Pilates. Each workout is tailored to each individuals level within the group setting.
Single Class Price (Private): $85
Single Class Duets: $65
Single Class Semi-Private: $45
Single Price Reformer: $30
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Drink Green Tea
Hot or iced, green tea can help rev up your workout.
Its catechins, antioxidants, and caffeine help increase the metabolic generation of heat.
Drink a cup about 10 minutes before exercising.
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Visit the Arroyo Seco Marketplace
Saturday, November 24, 2018
At the Audubon Center at Debs Park4700 N. Griffin Ave, Los Angeles, 90031
Support local vendors on Small Business Saturday!
Visit the 2nd annual Arroyo Seco Marketplace on November 24th from 10am – 4pm. What better way to get ahead of your holiday shopping and support local small businesses and vendors than with our nature themed vendor booths. They’ll have food, music, activities, and programs running all day long for the whole family. Stay throughout the day and participate in their raffle.
Explore the marketplace--you're bound to find something for everyone on your holiday list!
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for and wish
Pilates of Pasadena family
a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday!
"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around."
Pointers that will help you get what you need in terms of hydration.
1. About 1 hour before working out, drink 8 ounces of water to help ensure you’re starting off hydrated.
2. Add a low-calorie electrolyte tablet to your water pre-workout and drink during the workout. This will help you maintain adequate hydration and replace what you loose through swear.
3. Remember to rehydrate post-workout. Aim for 6-8 ounces.
Share you hydration tips in our comments section below.
The practice of Pilates may date back all the way to the early 1900’s, but the benefits of its practice are far from outdated.
Pilates builds core strength, increases flexibility and improves muscular balance and endurance.
Consistency is key for seeing results from Pilates, so add a class or two to your schedule this week! You’ll soon start feeling a much more strong and balanced core, which will only enhance your performance in other areas as well.
We look forward to seeing you at P/oP!
Intro Offer: 3 private, 55-minute introductory sessions: $180
This set of 3 classes is an introduction to the art of Pilates and is open to first-time clients. Build core strength and learn the beginning moves you'll need to master this timeless exercise. Inquire on instructor availability.
Join Samantha every Monday evening at 6pm & 7pm & Wednesday at 6pm for a group reformer class. Text (213) 222-6199 to reserve a spot.
Join Amelia every Thursday evenings at 6pm & 7pm for a group reformer class. Text (203) 627-6687 to reserve a spot .