In your exercise routine, do you have a favorite exercise that you just love to do? An exercise that you know without a shadow of a doubt will make you feel good, strong, accomplished and ready to go? For me it’s the Pilates Mermaid. It’s a spirally, bendy and stretchy exercise that makes just about […]View Post
10 Best Exercises to Relieve Stubborn Low Back Pain
Did you ever get up in the morning with stiffness or pain in your low back? Or maybe you woke up and found out that you can’t straighten up because of the acute pain in your back?
Last year I had a horrible experience (you can read about it here.) One morning I woke up with piercing pain in my lower back area that was so excruciating that it was difficult to stand up. I couldn’t straighten up and I couldn’t bend down. I was stuck in one position and I thought that something was terribly wrong with me. And to make matters only worse, I was only 26 so I didn’t think that I was in the “back-pain” age yet.View Post
Shin Splint Stretch
I love hearing from you all and recently one reader asked me for tips on stretching tight muscles around the shin. If you’re just getting back into a new running or walking routine, tight shins, calves, hamstrings and feet can be a problem. This …View Post
Pilates Workout: 8 Minute Abs
Another workout is up on The Balanced Life Pilates YouTube channel! I designed this short ab workout for when you are feeling like you just need a little boost (and a little burn) to tone your belly and slim your waist. This workout is quick, efficient and effective. Squeeze it in a few times per week […]View Post