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Strengthen Your Core and Shoulder Muscles with Pilates Side Bend

By Sarah Stockett | July 19, 2019

Pilates Side bend is a classic Mat exercise. It looks simple, but if your scapular stabilizers and spinal muscles are dysfunctional, it’s challenging.

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Hair Grooming Syncope and Your Child: What All Parents Need to Know

By Sarah Stockett | July 13, 2019

I had never heard of hair grooming syncope, but when I learned that my niece made an unexpected trip to the hospital because of it, I started researching.

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Beginner, Expert, or In-Between–7 Versions of the Pilates Hundred Exercise That Will Strengthen Your Core

By Sarah Stockett | July 11, 2019

The Pilates Hundred exercise is a great choice for strengthening your core. Plus, with these seven variations, you can choose the style that’s best for you!

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What’s the #1 Muscle Anyone with Back Pain Needs to Learn About?

By Sarah Stockett | July 4, 2019

The internal obliques help us rotate, bend to the side, and bend forward. But, their ability to eliminate back and hip pain is why you’ll love them!

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The Imprint Pilates Exercise–The #1 Exercise for Back Therapy

By Sarah Stockett | July 3, 2019

The Imprint Pilates exercise is commonly used to strengthen the core and relieve low back pain. Unfortunately, many people miss this one crucial step.

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Slim Your Waist by Working Your Transverse Abdominis

By Sarah Stockett | July 2, 2019

The transverse abdominis is a magical muscle. Keep it healthy, and you will be rewarded with a smaller waistline. Neglect it, and you’ll have back pain.

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Everything You Need to Know for Stronger Abdominal Muscles

By Sarah Stockett | July 2, 2019

Having strong abdominal muscles is key to your everyday happiness. Whether you realize it or not, your abdominals are the power behind every move you make.

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Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About the Erector Spinae Muscles

By Sarah Stockett | July 1, 2019

Anyone with back pain or poor posture will want to learn how the erector spinae muscles function. This will help you feel better ASAP!

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How to Get Rid of Iliocostalis Lumborum Pain

By Sarah Stockett | June 28, 2019

If you have back pain and haven’t heard of the iliocostalis lumborum, read up! Here’s how to get rid of iliocostalis lumborum pain.

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How to Do Pilates Side Kick Kneeling Like a Pro

By Sarah Stockett | June 28, 2019

Pilates Side kick kneeling is one of those classic Pilates exercises that looks easier than it is. For that reason, many teachers leave it for the pros.