The Lovely Grind

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13 Jan

Pilates. It Just Works.

When Steve Jobs spoke about Apple – its designs and new innovations – he often followed up the presentation of each new idea with “It just works.” This long used slogan came from one of the earliest models in the late eighties. It was as...

1 Oct

Grind Your Seeds for Easy Nutrition

Grind your seeds to add easy nutrition to your day by putting them in oatmeal, smoothies and salads. Some seeds you can grind easily in a small food processor include sesame seeds, flax seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Ground flax meal is easily found at...

27 Sep

What Does Balance Really Mean?

Albert Einstein once said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” Right now, I'd like you to think of a balance or wobble board. The kind where you place your feet on opposite sides of the board while remaining...

23 Apr

Scapular Pushups – Move of the Day

Happy Monday lovelies! This week's exercises are going to focus primarily on the arms and upper body. Alignment, strength and functionality of the upper body is incredibly important to combat common issues like rounded shoulders and forward head postures. Sit at a desk all day? Then...

15 Apr

Modified Side Plank – Move of the Day

Hope you're moving well through your weekend! Today's move is Modified Side Plank. Great for sculpting those sides, strengthening the shoulder into the back and an excellent exercise for safe abdominal work. This is a great one for mommies rebuilding their tummies. How to do this...

8 Apr

Teaser Prep – Move of the Day

Get ready! This week's moves will all focus primarily on the abdominal muscles and deep core connection. Today is the Teaser Prep. Teaser is the signature Pilates move and there are many ways to prep for it. This prep move takes momentum out of the equation....

7 Apr

Basic Swan – Move of the Day

Today's move, the Basic Swan, is the ultimate posture corrector. I am sure you have seen those infomercials or heard a friend talking about one of the many posture correcting braces out there. They wrap around the front of your shoulders and connect to a...