Pilates and the Breath

Oxygen is what we all need to partner with every function of our body. During Pilates, using our breath, deeply and efficiently, we stimulate the organs especially the heart. This cycle them stimulates the circulation and carries oxygenated blood throughout our body. By focusing on an intentional breath, we also allow the process of expelling the waste product, carbon dioxide, which then cleanses our system. With time, focused breathing during [...]

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Organic Magnesium Oil

At Oxygen Pilates we are here to support your overall health and well-being.  One of the ways we do this is by offering the best available products that work alongside your fitness goals. When our muscles contract or tighten our body uses calcium, so when the opposite happens, our muscles try to relax or release tension, magnesium is used.  Many of us can have a deficiency in magnesium and so [...]

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Squats!

1.Builds Muscle in Your Entire Body I am realizing more and more as I age how  maintaining good muscle tone is important to over all health. As we age our bones become more frail and there fore need more stability so we need to maintain the muscle mass by doing exercises like squats to help this. Squats obviously help to build your leg muscles (including your quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves), [...]

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I’M PREGNANT – CAN I STILL WORK OUT AND TRAIN?

 Who feels like running a marathon while they are pregnant! NO ONE!Although you may not feel like running a marathon, most women benefit greatly from exercising throughout their pregnancies.  The level of exercise recommended will depend, in part, on your level of pre-pregnancy fitness. Benefits of Exercising During Pregnancy No doubt about it, exercise is a big plus for both you and your baby (if complications don't limit your ability [...]

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Breathing

Breathing When was the last time you actually took a moment and took a good breath? What is breathing anyway? Breathing (or respiration, or ventilation) is the process of moving air into and out of the lungs to facilitate gas exchange with the internal environment, mostly by bringing in oxygen and flushing out carbon dioxide. Well that is the basic function of the lungs to exchange Oxygen with the carbon Dioxide. But what does it do for our bodies? When we [...]

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Great Legs!

Great Legs! Do you ever feel your legs are just not holding you up like you want them to? Muscle imbalances and poor joint functioning can lead to both acute and chronic injuries. Improper functioning of the leg mechanisms can lead to poor performance in athletics. Proper Alignment of the Legs! The proper alignment of the legs is with your hips balanced over your knees over your ankles. Toes should [...]

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Hot! Dry! Thirsty!

“Isn't that just when I need a drink of water…?”  Well yes and no, let's look at it closer…   What is dehydration? Dehydration is when more water is moving out of the body’s cells than what we can take in through drinking. When your body and cells lose too much water the body becomes out of balance, sometimes leaving us feeling a headache or nausea, but often not realising [...]

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“What is cardio and why do I need it?”

What is Cardio and why do I need it? Aerobic exercise – (also known as Cardio) is Physical exercise at a low or high intensity that depends primarily on the aerobic energy-process. “What does that mean?” I hear you asking. Basically, this means how much Oxygen is taken into the body to support energy out-put. Or how hard the heart is working to re Oxygenate the blood. How can we [...]

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