I would love your help with a little project. I am often asked about how I cook to stay fit. While I love to cook and am a fairly decent cook when I have time, my diet is rather boring. Lots of vegetables, some fruits, lean proteins, and an occasional indulgence of my favorite treats.
Would you mind sharing your favorite healthy recipe with me?
As a former dance teacher I was immediately drawn to the idea of a Barre Class! Barre strengthens and shapes my legs and seat better than anything else I have done, including running! It is the craze that is sweeping the nation!
What is Barre?
Barre may remind you of pink tights and ballet slippers, but this work out is tough and designed to slim and tone every part of your body. Mini-stability balls and light hand weights are included to add challenge and variety.
Do I have to be a dancer or coordinated?
NO! Everyone is welcome and can benefit! Barre will increase your flexibility, coordination, balance and strength! Our excellent instructors can offer helpful feedback to assure the movements work for you!
Will I get a "real" work out?
YES!! Your body will feel the stretched, strengthened, and energized - and maybe even a little shaky! Muscles are worked to near failure and you are in control of the intensity. Embrace the shaking, don't quench the quiver - it means you are exhausting the muscles to tone and tighten!
How do I participate?
Text 208.521.8137 to reserve your spot and meet me at the BARRE!
Watch for more specialty classes brought to you by the Stott Pilates Department at Apple Athletic Department!
We love our clients and are grateful for the experience to work with each of them!
Thank you for sharing your stories!
(from top to bottom, left to right)
Pilates keeps me healthy enough to enjoy my life, travel, and golfing…I even gained
an inch of height back!
still stay active with tennis, skiing, hiking...and in Costa Rica
recently...zip-lining! I started Pilates about 3 years ago and know these
classes have helped keep me strong and flexible for these activities as well as
daily life...not to mention less ‘jelly belly’!”
am stronger and more flexible. I am excited with what I am able to do
physically! I tell all my friends that Pilates is meant for people OUR age to
help protect us from injuries and keep us mobile and strong!!”
Pilates, my bone density increased 7%, and my flexibility and strength are
“Apple Athletic Club provides the best Pilates program and THE best instructors
in all of eastern Idaho. The instructors make it a personal experience for each
has helped me recover from knee surgery and improve my posture enhancing my
yoga practice and outdoor activities!
have gained a greater awareness of my core through Pilates. It has helped me
stay healthy and strong, even through injury.”
have been enjoying Pilates for almost 8 years. I love increasing my
understanding of how conscious movement improves my body and health!
Phil and Phyllis: “[Apple’s Instructors] designed our program so they varied from
session to session, keeping it interesting. Each Exercise was…appropriate for
our age and level of development. “
has helped my back problems and I am now able to do things I have not been able
to do for years.”
helps me enjoy all my pets, especially puppies!”
has given me a sound, whole, and balanced body. Pilates has given me a body
that feels good and a body I love!"
Jerry and Nancy: “We love Pilates! It helps to strengthen & condition us
for road biking. We wish we could do it every day!”
Join us and create your success story!
Call: Robby or Nicki @ 208.529.8600
**Are you in Apple’s Stott Pilates program and don’t
see your picture here?** Please email us your Picture and Testimonial to firstname.lastname@example.org
for a future spot in Apple Athletic Club’s Face of Pilates
Camille has just changed jobs, her last job was very stressful and during the transition became more so. She walked into her Pilates session rattled and uptight. The first words out of her mouth are..
"I need this so much today!"
Sara has spent 3 days trying to get lights on her Christmas tree. It may seem like a small thing, but sometimes the small things can throw you for a loop when combined with work and family responsibilities. Her words echo Camille's...
"I almost didn't come to class today, but I knew I would feel better if I did."
I could site a dozen similar examples from just this month, but everyone has said the same thing.
Each comment has been a great reminder for me of the unexpected benefits of Pilates.
Pilates relieves stress!
When people lose their capacity to cope successfully, they can experience negative stress. This form of stress has been identified as an influencing factor in cardiovascular disease, diabetes, immune system problems, poor wound healing and musculoskeletal pain.
(Rozanski, Blumenthal & Kaplan 1999; Pickering 2001; Krantz 2000; Goetsch et al. 1990; Surwit & Schneider 1993; Glaser et al. 1999; Rozlog et al. 1999; Lundberg, Dohns & Melin 1999).
If you have been reading past posts, you will be familiar with the 5 Basic Principles Stott Pilates incorporates into each and every exercise.
Scapular Stability and Placement
Cervical (neck) Placement
Deep, focused breathing is a proven tool to reduce stress in the body. When you breathe deeply a message is sent to the brain to calm down and relax. The brain then sends this message to the body. An increased heart rate, fast breathing, and high blood pressure, all decrease as you breathe deeply to relax.
The remaining four principles, Pelvic Placement, Ribcage Placement, Scapular Stability and Placement, Cervical (neck) Placement are all designed to create a well aligned, strong, and healthy body. When applying them correctly to each movement, along with the breathing, there is little time to think of anything else. The random thoughts, lists, and worries take a back seat as you listen to the instructor and focus on your body.
So when was the last time you did something just for you that would improve your health, both mentally and physically? Come try out a class and see what Stott Pilates can do for you!
For more information contact Robby or Nicki @ 208.529.8600