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Choose to MOVE: What Movement Means for Whole-Body Health

Choose to MOVE your muscles to stay strong, healthy, & fit! As we head into a NEW Year, I’d like to share with you a few thoughts about choosing to MOVE, and what movement means for your whole-body health.  Kicking off a new year, gives us a clean slate, a fresh start, it’s a moment […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Health.

Core Training – 6 Key Components To Improve the Effectiveness of Your Workouts

Discover what’s you can do to improve the effectiveness of your core training workouts by targeting these 6 key components during your workouts. Maximize core training benefits to support good functional movement habits and improve strength and stability for optimal whole-body health.

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates.

Posture – Structural Spine Support for Whole-Body Health

The human body is the most amazing structure ever created! If our structure is properly supported, and all our muscles, bones, tendons, ligaments, and body systems are in harmony – we can move, work, and play with minimal effort and maximum enjoyment for optimal whole-body health and a truly healthy and happy life. What Happens […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Posture Improvement.

Efficiency and Functional Movement for Whole-Body Health

Efficiency is the art of utilizing a minimum amount of energy to achieve maximum results.  For our body, “efficiency” equates to functional movement.  When the lever & pulley systems in the body are precisely working and releasing for support, balance, and control the result is easy, effortless, and efficient movement. Pilates is a wonderful way […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates.

The Importance of Form for Functional Movement and Whole-Body Health

Are your daily habits helping or hurting your body?  Do you want to feel great and can’t figure out why you don’t?  Is form and functional movement something that you focus on during your workouts and daily-life activities?

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Health.

Strength or Length? Motivational Tips for Improving Functional Movement

Strength or Length?  Which Is More Important To Develop & Improve Functional Movement? They are both important and balance is best.  If you only have time to focus on one during a workout – choose strength. Work the body with strength-building exercises through a full-range of motion and you’ll develop functional strength and improve joint […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Motivation, Inspiration & Goal Setting.

Do You “Tune-Out” When You Work Out? Tips To Improve Functional Movement & Whole-Body Health

Health Improvement can encompass a lot of different things.  Depending on your wellness goals, the  focus can be on fitness, diet & nutrition, stress-management, or a number of other things necessary to take care of your body and enjoy good health. One of the all important things on a Health Improvement list is fitness.  Daily […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Health.

Motivational Tip: How To Improve Functional Movement

Function Follows Good Form.  To keep your car running smoothly it needs gas, oil, and an occasional tune-up to keep it functioning. For movement and health our bodies will get stronger, more fit, and flexible faster if we practice good form with every exercise we do.

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Motivation, Inspiration & Goal Setting, Pilates.

What is Functional Movement?

Functional Movement is the ability to move the body with proper muscle and joint function for effortless, pain-free movement.  Learning how to be bio-mechanically efficient with everything you do, whether it’s for sports and athletics, general fitness, or daily life activities, is very important for maintaining good health and avoiding injury. You would think that […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Functional Movement, Pilates.

Chin Up Exercises Aren’t Just for Men – Everybody Needs Strong Arms & Shoulders

I love how things pop up when you least expect them!  I made a commitment to myself to get strong enough in 2012 to do ten chinup exercises!  It’s the middle of April and so far with my own training plan, I’m up to four reps. Slow and steady progress…I’m going to celebrate it being […]

Posted by Aliesa George in Exercise and Fitness, Links to Interesting Articles.