Category Archives: Exercise science

Exercise and Your Brain

Last summer, I went to Pilates Anytime in Santa Barbara with a mission: Teach people how mind-body movement really works Fill a gap in fitness education by overviewing the anatomy of the central nervous system – the computer behind both … Continue reading

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How Often Can I Do Pilates?

We received an email from a student the other day: I just took my first class yesterday after … running and barre classes, and really enjoyed it…Then I woke up completely sore this morning. Can I take another class the next … Continue reading

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So This Functional Movement Thing…What’s That About?

There are several popular workouts floating about that claim to be “functional fitness.” Some of them I like. Some of them I think are dangerous. To avoid starting an Internet war, I won’t name names. Let’s just talk about functional … Continue reading

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Should Your Thighs Touch?

There’s a lot of talk out there about Chip Wilson, the CEO of Lululemon, defending his pants pilling. Here at our Fuse Pilates DC studio, we’ve been talking about it, too. Recently, he said that if a woman’s thighs didn’t … Continue reading

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The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Shaky Muscles

Have you ever been so tired that your eye starts twitching? Besides an awkward wink that is potentially attracting the wrong people, it’s a telltale sign of fatigue. A good night’s sleep is a quick remedy for an uncontrollable eye … Continue reading

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How Often Should I Do Pilates?

We received an email from a student the other day: I just took my first class yesterday after … running and barre classes, and really enjoyed it…Then I woke up completely sore this morning. Can I take another class the next … Continue reading

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Stay Lifted

They all said it was going to happen:  Mom, grandma, Oprah, the television news, the Mayo Clinic… The forces of gravity are pushing on you and your body parts every single day. That’s more significant than an apple falling on your head. … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running (on Concrete)

During a recent trip to Portland, Oregon, I saw a guy running, barefoot, on concrete. Beyond thinking, “What is this guy thinking?,” I wondered if he was up to date on his tetanus shots, the size of the calluses he … Continue reading

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Fight Fatigue and Get Happy

You’ve sworn that you’re finally going to get back into shape. Sure, you’ve said it before, and it hasn’t worked out. You’re busy with work and kids (often that’s the same thing). You have to make dinner (breakfast, lunch, snacks) or … Continue reading

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Do You Hate an Exercise? Do it Every Day.

When I’m not good at something, I don’t do it (or rarely). Of my (very long list) of things I don’t do, here’s a sampling: Cooking Ironing Cleaning ovens Plumbing Ironman triathlons Regular triathlons Running, in general Automotive maintenance Ice … Continue reading

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