VBodies Diet Primer

Here is an easy-to-follow diet plan that I have written to help my members understand their diet and health.  It is just 12 pages, with the idea that you take these Golden Ratio foundations and create a diet solution for your body and lifestyle!  Enjoy.

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What is Pilates?

Pilates is an exercise style that combines strength training and basic physical therapy.  It is a mind-body philosophy as well as a principled system of exercises, which can be done on a mat or on special machines. Most people gravitate to Pilates after injury, as a compliment to dynamic exercise, or after quitting other exercise styles that are painful or ineffective. Pilates instructors undergo a rigorous, multi-year certification process, and Pilates mat exercises are renowned for their rehabilitative qualities. With Pilates, you can expect to build a very strong core, stabilize your spine and hips, and apply the principles of strength training that will rejuvenate your body and keep it healthy.

For more info, check out our boutique studio in Austin Texas, or our website at www.vbodiesfitness.com

 

Anatomy Trains explained: What is the Spiral Line?

Fascia are thin, tough sheaths of of connective tissue that provide help with structure and a blueprint for movement.  The Spiral Line is a helix-shaped train of muscle and fascia that helps link the body literally from head to toe.  The line helps the muscles pattern important movements like running, rotating the spine and turning the head.  See the blue lines from Thomas Meyers classic text, Anatomy Trains.

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Want more core strength, mobility and a slimmer torso? Lengthen and strengthen your body along these lines. To reduce neck pain or sciatica, help your body’s release as you spiral the joints.  Be sure to keep tall posture with the abs engaged while you do the moves.

 

4-minute spiraling workout:

1 Set X 14 reps in each direction

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What’s your Fitness niche?

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Over many years of training, I have found that people with similar body shapes, physical histories and personalities usually gravitate towards similar fitness & exercise styles. I will help you identify your fit niche during our video consultation session, and together we’ll use this foundation to design the plan for your body victory!  If you already have a niche, what is it? Mine are definitely biking, hiking, Pilates, and kickboxing!

See you on the path!

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Matthew