A Workout Isn’t Just A Workout Anymore Don’t feel like a workout today? Don’t have the energy to get up and put on those yoga pants? Can’t find your favorite sports bra? Did you sprain your pinkie? I get it, these sound like acceptable reasons to not work out. We all have our [...]
http://youtu.be/-jA69YjUATo This is a quick abdominal workout that's great for when you're short on time. You can use a ball as a prop for a couple of the exercises, any ball will do. If you don't have one, not to worry, you can do without. Enjoy! For more videos, you can subscribe at www.nataliegaray.com.
Let me share with you my love affair with The Pilates Method and how I will forever be indebted to its superb powers. I adore Pilates and it’s changed my life. I started taking Pilates classes while I was pregnant with my twin daughters. A dear friend of mine was certifying as an instructor [...]
PILATES MAMA FIT TIP: The Roll Up is a great warm up for the abdominals as well as a great stretch for the back and hamstrings. I've attached a video of my lovely assistant demonstrating the exercise. http://youtu.be/hJrGXVtREyg
PILATES MAMA FIT TIP: PLANK is great for strengthening your abdominal muscles and upper body. This exercise can be done on the forearms or with straight arms. Try holding for 30 seconds to start, then increase your time as necessary. Be sure to keep your hips level with your shoulders or a bit higher [...]
“Self-care is our greatest responsibility, not only for ourselves but the world at large.” – Kelly Metcalf, Harmony House Yoga. I’ve been hearing a lot about self-care lately in books and blogs I’ve been reading, in e-mail newsletters and in my Yoga classes. It seems to be popping up more and more, maybe as a [...]
Who says you need someone’s permission to move forward in your life, to live and do what it is you’ve always dreamt of doing? Are you waiting for someone to say it’s OK, give you a ‘thumbs up’ then pat you on the butt to get you going? And who says you can’t use your [...]
I’ve had the pleasure of working for Dr. Natalie Sampson as a Pilates instructor in her Physical Therapy office and I’ve seen first hand that she has a deep love for the work she does as well as for her patients. Who better to interview and let all of Los Angeles know whom to seek [...]