“gratitude is a virtue of the highest excellence, as it implies a feeling and generous heart, and a proper sense of duty.” - 1828 Webster Dictionary Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday (yes I love my pumpkin pie!). Even more so, its a re-charge for my spirit - THANKFULNESS brings joy to hearts all around. Here are some reflection points and tips that can make this season even more special! GRATITUDE CHALLENGE for the season… Once a week this month, share via an Instagram P
Build Your Arsenal Today The perfect stage... With the sun, not hitting has high and the temperatures cooling down, every year its sets the PERFECT stage for the pesty cold and flu bugs to thrive and wait for its next host to thrive in
(don’t let this be you)! THE GOOD NEWS! We have been miraculously created with an AWESOME immune system. Think about it, it knows it has been invaded even before you do – so it makes your nose a little runny, a little heckle in your throat or
Pilates Circuit Group Training During CoeDynamics Pilates circuit group studio classes in Redondo Beach in the South Bay, multiple Pilates equipment pieces are utilized with deliberate movements. When clients leave their session, no muscle has been left unused - including the brain! “When all your muscles are properly developed,
you will, as a matter of course, perform your work
with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.”
— Joseph Pilates PLEASURE Jose
The Science Behind Pilates Mindfulness Joseph H. Pilates, the creator of The Pilates Method, was adamant that Pilates is much more than just another work-out. It is the MIND that is required for a well-executed Pilates practice, and it is the MIND (along with the body) that benefits. Mental Concentration “Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and thus lose all the vital benefits… “ - Joseph Pilates Mental Benefit “Physical
Finally! Something with $0 Cost and ALL THE BENEFITS!
(and no, this is not a marketing ploy...) No Cost, All Benefit It's pretty common for many of us to want to get the best bargain we can. Unfortunately, most of us pass up the best bargain there is, especially when it comes to our health. Since 2001, August 15th has been coined as National Relaxation Day, but with all the benefits that come with taking a moment to unplug, why not expand this into a daily practice. Unplug
A Chain Reaction from Neck to Pilates Core Neck Flexion vs. Neck Sheer..... is the difference between a great Pilates Core workout or just a pain in your neck! With more automation of our everyday lives, there has also come less movement, and this certainly includes the neck. sitting at your desk to look at your computer constantly looking down at your phone being in your car, and using a monitor to capture your surrounding area (rather than turning the neck) These long durat
Water - The Basis of All Life Water is the life blood of all living things.
For us humans, hydration is not only essential for life, but is critical for optimal function of the body and mind. The bodily percentage of water in humans is said to range 45 – 75% with a more average between 60% - 75%. #NationalHydrationDay is celebrated on June 23 in honor of football coach Victor Hawkins, who invented a hydrating mouthguard for his players to use while playing on the footbal
FREE ONLINE PILATES CLASS! HAPPY INTERNATIONAL PILATES DAY! "Change happens through movement, and movement heals." - Joseph Pilates International Pilates Day is an annual international community event recognized on the first Saturday of May. This year, we celebrate International Pilates Day on Saturday, May 7th. To get into the spirit of things, here is a bit about the origins of this beloved practice... Joseph H. Pilates was born December 9th, 1883, and his journey didn't s
Spring Into Health! "The acquirement and enjoyment of physical well-being, mental calm and spiritual peace are priceless to their possessors." - Joseph Pilates The month of April is home to some of our favorite Healthy Holidays! As we step into spring, let the following April recognition days be a part of your Spring renewing for the health of your Body Mind & Soul. April 4th is National Vitamin C Day Vitamin C is an essential nutrient needed for many functions in the body (
It is said the first things to go as the body ages are hearing, skin elasticity (aka wrinkles), eye site… but it probably depends on who you talk too. We here at CoeDynamics, would like to propose that the first thing to go (not just for the aging but also for the youth) is, to put it delicately… YOUR BUTT (muscles). Where Do You Bend From?
Having been teaching Pilates and Functional Movement for 20 years, I’ve seen a lot of tushes come through our doors! It's a very common
It's is one of the great equalizers, one of the things we all experience in life. We're talking about stress! February is American Heart Health Month, and one of the primary factors that deteriorates heart health is unmanaged, chronic stress. Are your stress levels elevated, or are you lacking regular sleep? Are your hormones sending you into a tailspin? Are you struggling with your diet, blood sugar, cholesterol or weight? Each one of these are a key component to a healthy h
Are you looking to get in shape this year or have better health? Then you may want to consider what is not so common. When one thinks about New Year’s resolutions, the things that usually come to mind are to get in shape with work-outs, go on a diet or do more of something. This seems to go right along with the societal norm of go-go-go. The funny thing is that many times this mentality adds to what is already in excess; fight or flight (an internal stressor to the body and m
Each year seems to have its joys and its struggles – what a way to end each year with the notion of peace. Even with the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, there is a sense of peace that comes with this time of year. A time to join with family and remember loved ones that remain in our hearts, take a pause from normal life and news, take in the beauty of decorations glistening in the snow and give a warm smile or a helping hand to others you don’t know. How interestin
Give Me a C! One of the most awesome things about Nature... ...is how God created the harmony of humans, animals and our eco-system together to nourish and nurture each other. With the colder weather season, the holiday hustle and travel being upon us, this is a great time of the year to get your fill of Vitamin C (especially since this vitamin cannot be manufactured in a human body). And what better way to get your nutrients than through in-season fruits and vegetables that
Give Me a D! My favorite time of the year is FALL. No matter what coast I’m on or if I'm somewhere in the middle, there is just something about that Fall air that makes me smile. Fall colors, cider, butternut squash soup, pumpkin pie and lattes, exercising in the fall air, shift of the daily pace...I’m sure you can add some yourself! Along with the Fall season comes a shift in the sun and sun rays. A reduction in sun rays usually comes with reduced Vitamin D levels, which p
Youth Support - National Suicide Prevention Month September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and we want to take a moment to highlight one of our favorite groups in this space, Olive Crest Olive Crest is a non-profit organization dedicated in almost 50 years of service in the areas of California, Nevada and Pacific Northwest to helping abused and neglected children. Olive Crest transforms the lives of at-risk children through the healing power of family. On September 26
Think you can't do Pilates because you are "Not Flexible"? Something I frequently hear from people is, “I’m not flexible.” To which I respond, “Then Pilates is right where you want to be.” 😊 The regular practice of Pilates has a wealth of benefits! One that many of us strive for as we age is to maintain flexibility. Thankfully, this is right in line with Joseph H. Pilates' concepts.
One of his famous quotes is "You are only as young as your spine is flexible" - Joseph
I LOVE the Summertime Sun!!! It feels (and looks) good on the skin, enlivens the body and mind, and induces melatonin production (a natural anti-aging, antioxidant and sleep enhancer). Adequate sunshine is also necessary for production of Vitamin D. Did you know, broad skin exposure (without clothing or sunscreen) of summer sunshine for 30 minutes can synthesis between 10,000 and 20,000 IU of vitamin D? Now that’s good Vitamin D! I know what you are thinking, "Hold up, what
In-Studio Pilates Trio Group! It's exciting times for sure!
Summer is approaching and always brings fun, Life is (somewhat) getting back to normal AND CoeDynamics is offering In-Studio Pilates Trio Group Sessions in Redondo Beach!!! Why is this so exciting? TAILORED – A Pilates class of 3 students allows for some individual space and tailoring of your sessions, so every person can specifically work on their fitness and ailment goals. REDUCTION – While making a waist line re