Monday September 17th 7-9pm
In our daily urban lives we carry oversized bags, lug strollers and groceries up and down subway stairs and hunch over our phones. Our shoulders need some extra attention.
Learn basic shoulder anatomy along with some effective exercises and stretches to help improve your shoulder mobility and stability. With happy shoulders you can avoid injury and feel better at the end of your day.
We are excited to share with you the upcoming workshop with Caroline Feig. This workshop is the first of a 3 part series, where we will explore movement of our hips in relation to development and function.
There are so many of us dealing with groin pain, thigh pain, and butt pain. Many of us are constantly clicking or clunking and don’t ever feel like our hip is “sitting quite right in the socket.” Is it possible that your nagging back pain is due to inadequate hip control? Would you like to feel more robust running or walking, or getting up from the floor?
Caroline Feig, DPT, GCFP will lead us through exercises based off of her expertise in physical therapy and the Feldenkrais method in order to help clients learn how to engage with their hips in a healthy and painless way. All are welcome to participate!
Workshop Date & Time: Thursday March 22nd 7pm
Cost: $40, Reservation required
If you already have a Mindbody account at the Pilates Garage
* You can register as unpaid through our Mindbody Reservation System.
Click "Enrollment" tab to sign up for workshop."
Tip 1. Give up sugar
This may be obvious but it’s a sure fire way to turn your diet around and lose a few or lots of pounds. Whether you are doing Atkins, South Beach, or the Paleo diet, what many of these plans have in common and why they are successful is that you give up sugar. For some people however, these diets can be a bit extreme and hard on the body. Unless you need a complete diet overhaul, try just giving up sugar in the form of pastries, desserts and unrefined carbohydrates. Unrefined carbohydrates include white bread, white rice, many breakfast cereals and crackers. Instead replace sugar with fruit, especially when you have a sugar craving. In winter months look to your freezer section for good quality frozen organic wild blueberries and red raspberries. My favorite fruit right now to snack on is organic Kiwis. They are packed full of vitamin C, which we need to keep our immune system up in these cold months.
Tip 2. Add Organic Lemon
Lemon is also full of vitamin C and have the great power to alkalinize your system. After a month of heavy eating and drinking, lemons will also help cleanse your gut. This in turn will help your skin to glow and also help you to lose weight. Try a cup of warm lemon water in the morning and spritzing lemon juice on your veggies and savory dishes.
Tip 3. Go Organic
Did you know that added hormones in meat and dairy could contribute to weight gain? Added hormones from food can change your personal hormonal profile. In turn, our hormones directly affect the strength our metabolism. Think of how ones weight fluctuates during big hormonal changes such as the step from teen to adult or entering menopause. Hormones affect our weight throughout our life even when not in an obvious life transition.
Thursday, February 1st, 7 to 8:30pm
Feldenkrais has been trending lately in the New York Times and Huffington Post in its positive effects on the body and mind. If you have ever worked with our physical therapist Caroline Feig, you might think she has magic hands. As it turns out part of her magic comes through her knowledge of Feldenkrais. Whether you’re a novice or have tried Feldenkrais before all are welcome!
Cost: $40 Reservation required
Register as unpaid through our Mindbody Reservation System. Click "Enrollment" tab to sign up for workshop."