3 private, 55-minute introductory sessions: $180
3 private, 55-minute introductory sessions: $180
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.
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~this class open to the public
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.
Pilates builds core strength, increases flexibility and improves muscular balance and endurance.
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 .
~ Joseph Pilates
Join Amelia for a Chair Class on Saturday mornings at 10:30am. Text (203) 627-6687 to reserve a spot . Chair Class: $25
Sculpt, Tone and Balance Class: $20
If only we could sleep like a baby
and get some solid restful sleep.
1. Set up a strict routine involving regular and adequate sleeping times.
2. Devise a relaxing bedtime routine that helps you to wind down before bedtime.
3. Eat a wholesome evening meal with a good balance of protein and complex carbohydrates.
4. Enjoy a hot, non-caffeinated drink such as herbal tea or hot chocolate before going to sleep. In time, your hot drink could serve as a sleeping cue.
5. Sleep in a familiar, dark, and quiet room that is adequately ventilated and neither too hot nor too cold.
6. Exercise regularly. Exercise reduces arousal and anxiety and also helps with other aspects of psychological and physical health.
7. Reduce your overall stress. At the same time, try to do something fulfilling each day.
True self-care is living your best life Get the shiny nails if that makes you happy, but also do the real work. What makes you feel most alive? Who brings out the best in you and mirrors your fullest potential? Who doesn’t (bye)? What things make you lose track of time? What types of play did you love as a child? Who inspires you and why? What are you good at?
Nicole is a yoga teacher and holistic health coach in the DC area. She believes that health and self-care should be a priority and that experiences are more valuable than possessions.
Her adventures in life have been defined by a love of learning, an insatiable curiosity, and a willingness to explore the world and say yes to new experiences.
It is not recommended to focus just on obliques, but rather obliques in the context of a full-body workout. We want form and function along with a waistline.
Making bending and twisting exercises effective and safe to get that oblique workout. One example is the Pilates Mermaid Side Stretch Exercise below.
Spearmint or Peppermint improve the flow of bile, which moves food through the digestive tract more quickly. Add some lemon slices and ice for a refreshing end of day summer drink.
As many as 75 percent of older adults plan to live out the remainder of their years in their own home. Instead of uprooting your life and moving to an unfamiliar nursing home, you can support your physical needs by making accessibility changes to your own house.
Even though home modifications allow many people to safely age at home, it's still not for everyone. For people who need daily nurse assistance or those with fluctuating health conditions, aging in place may not be the best option. You still need to be able to move about your home, even if you're in a wheelchair or require a walker. Preparing food, washing, and keeping your home tidy are all requirements for aging in place. You'll also need to travel into town to run errands and attend doctors appointments. If you cannot drive, you will need to find alternate transportation such as public buses or help from family.
Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for older Americans? Luckily, low-cost home modifications have been shown to significantly reduce injury from falls. First, start by making repairs to your walkways and stairs outside your home. Keep paths clear of debris and install adequate outdoor lighting. This also means keeping vegetation trimmed so it doesn't intrude onto pathways. Handrails on your stairs and steps can help you enter your home safely. If you're in a wheelchair or walker, you may want to replace your stairs entirely with a ramp.
Moving indoors, get rid of hazardous throw rugs that can bunch or slide on hard floors. Instead, replace them with non-skid mats that are securely fastened to your floor. Make sure your indoor staircases are well-lit and have railings. It can even be helpful to add brightly colored tape to stairs so they're easy to see. Clean up clutter from the floor so nothing is sitting in the way of walkways or staircases. Everyday Health recommends wearing shoes or non-slip socks in the house to reduce your slipping risk.
The threat of accidents in the bathroom can be a major cause of concern for seniors and their family members. According to Independent Home, many falls happen when people get in and out of the bathtub or shower. To avoid this, place non-slip mats in your shower and on the floor outside it. Putting a sturdy chair directly in the shower can also be helpful. Grab bars and handrails in the bathroom provide extra support when using the toilet or bathtub and save you from a fall if you do happen to slip. Liquid soap and shampoo dispensers can be mounted on your shower wall so you don't have to reach for these items. Also, consider installing a night light in your bathroom so you don't risk falls at night when you get up to use the toilet.
If you’re unable to make your required home modifications for any reason, consider moving to an accessible house. Accessible homes in Pasadena, California, typically sell for $950,000. These homes usually include a step-free entrance, wide door frames, step-free showers and bathtubs, non-slip bathroom floors, and grab bars. If you're in a wheelchair, look for tiled or timber flooring that is easier to roll over. Make a checklist of everything you need in an accessible home before starting your search. Then, use online filters to search for accessible homes for sale in your area.
Of course, keeping yourself in good physical health will make aging in place much easier to accomplish. This includes getting regular exercise, eating a healthy diet, and minimizing stress.
If you're worried about aging in your home alone, remote monitoring systems and fall alerts can notify family members if you ever need help.
For additional information contact:
aging in place - https://www.simplyss.com/blog/aging-in-place-a-seniors-guide/
cause of injury - https://www.bmj.com/content/354/bmj.i5190