Great Recipe for Super “Big Game” Sunday

By Cody & Michelle | January 29, 2014 |

Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps Recipe courtesy of Missi Krause, Personal Trainer, and  Co-Owner of GTC Gym & Training Center and approved by GTC Co-owner, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist Christy Lefevre 8oz  Grilled Chicken shredded or Tuna 4oz  Plain Greek Yogurt 1/3 Apple 1 Cucumber 4 Walnuts 1/2 Cup Shredded Carrots Pepper to taste Wrap in Romaine Lettuce Mix first seven ingredients in a bowl.  Serve on Romaine Lettuce or with rice crackers or wheat thins for dipping.

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New Year’s Resolution: Stick With It!

By Cody & Michelle | January 14, 2014 |

Here we are, almost 3 weeks into the new year.  How are you doing with your health & fitness resolutions? Losing weight, getting fit, and healthy life style are the number 1 New Year’s Resolutions each year.  While setting goals and resolving to do better are great, those goals need to be realistic, and attainable.  If you haven’t been exercising in 2013 don’t pressure yourself to run 3 miles, or expect yourself to be in the gym everyday.  While those are certainly good things to do and aspire to, starting with something simple like a daily walk around the block…

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Pilates: Could It Be The Fountain Of Youth?

By Cody & Michelle | December 12, 2013 |

[slideshow_deploy id=’557′] It is often assumed that  Pilates is for dancers, models and athletes…and it is.  However, Pilates exercise is for EVERYONE.  Including our senior citizens who refuse to grow old!  We have an amazing group of ladies in our studio that are in their 60’s, and 70’s.  These ladies are doing intermediate Classical Pilates work, despite any issues or other limitations…there’s always a modification if and when necessary.  Their minds are sharp and bodies strong, and they’re always looking, reaching and asking for the next challenge…They are truly an inspiration.  I love and applaud their fearlessness and embrace the…

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You are Only as Old as your SPINE is Healthy – Joseph H. Pilates

By Cody & Michelle | October 3, 2013 |

This is my new favorite piece of Pilates equipment….The Spine Corrector.  It’s always been a personal favorite for counter movements to the everyday sitting and standing most of us endure.  In my new post-grad, continuing education course, I’ve had the opportunity… and push I needed to spend more quality time, and look more closely at what this amazing piece of equipment can do for the body. [slideshow_deploy id=’456′] It’s called the spine corrector, and that’s what it’s all about…the spine.  The act of sitting and/or standing vertical to gravity for long periods of time can compress the spine; muscles tighten,…

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In Memory or Romana Kryzanowska 1923 – 2013

By Cody & Michelle | September 1, 2013 |

Romana was the world renowned protege of Joeseph Pilates.  We are sad to report her passing this past Friday.  Thank you  for continuing the work for the rest of us.  You will be greatly missed! [slideshow_deploy id=’421′]

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Jane Seymour does Pilates with Charlie’s Angels and Joan Collins

By Cody & Michelle | August 26, 2013 |

HOLLYWOOD, Aug. 11 (UPI) — Actress Jane Seymour said she regularly goes to Pilates and some yoga classes near her Hollywood home to keep fit and help her bad back. The “Live and Let Die” actress the Los Angeles Times she was active as a child because she professionally trained as a ballerina. A knee injury when she was 16 or 17 years old ended her dancing career and Seymour said she did very little physical activity around that time. When the actress moved to Hollywood in her mid-20s, she joined a Pilates class with Kate Jackson, Jackie Smith, Farrah…

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Cody’s Blog: Pilates is for every “BODY”

By Cody & Michelle | August 12, 2013 |

I was in a small café today for lunch wearing my Performance Pilates T-Shirt.  A very nice gentleman approached me and said “Pilates…that’s mind, body, and soul…from the inside out right?”  I thanked him for knowing something about Pilates and told him that was a very good response.  He went on to tell me how he would probably hurt himself if he tried to do some of those “poses”. I actually get that a lot.  People tell me that they could never do Pilates because they aren’t very flexible, or coordinated.  The truth is, any kind of movement requires coordination,…

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Pilates looks TOO EASY…but is it really?

By Cody & Michelle | July 23, 2013 |

Pilates looks too EASY…but is it really? This is a common miss-conception for many people who have not experienced Pilates exercise.  When performed well, Pilates exercises do look easy, but looks can be deceiving!  When the body is connected and moving as one piece all of the muscles are working together to mobilize and to stabilize the body.  Strength, flexibility, balance and control are crucial to making Pilates exercises appear to be easy.  There is no hoisting,  using momentum, or falling apart…letting go of your connections once you’ve finished an exercise.  It’s a precise calling on muscles to fire on…

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Why Pilates? Movement Heals!

By pp_admin | July 9, 2013 |

While any form of exercise or movement is good for you the Pilates method not only makes you look and feel good, but also has a healing effect on the body.   Pain and stiffness in the body, whether it’s from overuse in sports or in the garden,  an imbalance or injury…Or from being stationary at work from day to day, you can find relief through Pilates exercise.

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