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Total Body Strengthening: Plank

Plank A plank may look like a simple exercise, but it is rather difficult. When performed correctly, a plank can provide the following benefits: 1.) Toned stomach & core 2.) Reduced back pain 3.) Improved balance & posture Instructions: Hold your elbows directly under your shoulders. Keep the body parallel to the ground. Keep the […]

Relieve Back Pain through Targeted Stretching

Pigeon pose This stretch changed my life!  I was experiencing significant back pain, despite exercising to strengthen my core, working on posture, and seeking medical assistance.  I began working with a Pilates instructor who recommended I do more exercises to release tightness in my glutes (think booty muscles) and open my hips.  I began practicing […]

Kale Chips

So tasty, incredibly nutritious, and easy to make.  A great substitute for a chip craving!  Kale is in season all winter & these chips are much less expensive than the packaged variety. They are also fresher, which means better nutritional value. Recipe: 1 bunch of kale 2-3 Tbsp olive oil 2-3 pinches of salt Break […]

Probiotics Reduce Incidence & Severity of Colds

Let’s face it…It’s cold and flu season. Unfortunately, we can’t change this, but we can reduce the incidence & severity of colds through the use of probiotics! What probiotic should you take? Good question.  Not all probiotics are created equal.  The potency & strain of a probiotic are important to consider. A probiotic that helps […]

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Fall Fitness in Tiverton, RI

We’re keeping the momentum going planning the next round of Fall Fitness Workshops!  Join me and fight that slow drain in energy that tends to happen as the days shorten.  Classes will leave you feeling limber & energized!  We’re also approaching the holiday season.  An enjoyable fitness routine can help PREVENT a bulging waist line […]