Pilates

Beginner Pilates – All you need to know to get started today!

Pilates for Beginners Pilates is a system of exercise and movement that is designed to increase strength, flexibility, and balance. It integrates breath and movement within proper body mechanics to increase awareness, and use all of the muscles of the body as they were designed.  Many of the exercises focus on the pelvis and trunk, …

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Cycling and Pilates – A Marriage Made in Heaven!

Cycling for Cardio Pure Pilates is not traditionally aimed at providing cardiovascular exercise, so building in a little cardio elsewhere makes for a well rounded approach.  Cycling raises the heart rate, sending blood pumping around your body, and burning calories. This can help with weight loss, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of various …

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Pilates for Improved Balance in Seniors – Improved Balance for All!

Pilates for Balance Acquiring and maintaining good balance is greatly beneficial for adults as prevention for falls, injury, and loss of independence. Pilates and balance go hand in hand with its positive effects on strength and coordination. This decreases the fear of falling, which often leads to a reduction of movement and lack of mobility. …

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What is a Pilates Orientation and Why do I Need it?

Our studio is a little different and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the way we do things. We’re very focused on your individual success, so whether you’re totally new to Pilates, or a seasoned Pilates instructor, you’ll start your journey with us by taking the Grou p Pilates Reformer Orientation. This introductory orientation and basic …

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Check Out ALL That We Have For You OUTDOORS!

Here are some great photos of our  outdoor studio! We have taken all of the details from our indoor offerings and pivoted to provide the same stellar workouts with those Five Starr touches to our outdoor studio.   Weather, fires, daylight savings have all  kept us on our toes to say the least!  Just when …

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Benefits of Attending a Fitness Studio

Thinking of signing up for a studio membership? WHAT IS A STUDIO? A boutique studio environment would be any private or franchised studio that only offers directed classes and personal training usually only in one  or two formats, such as Five Starr Pilates & Fitness that offers Pilates Reformer, Indoor Cycling and Personal Training. BENEFITS …

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fun things to do while social distancing

Fun things to do while social distancing

Stream a movie early Movie studios who were banking on playing their films on the big screen are now releasing them early to streaming devices.   Disney announced that it made the decision to release the latest Pixar film “Onward” starting Friday at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT. Friday’s release is for purchase through services …

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pilates is 100 years old

Pilates is Nearly 100 Years Old and STILL One of THE Best Total Body Workouts

Ever walk past a Pilates studio and wonder if the equipment inside is some kind of medieval torture device? You’re not alone. Despite being nearly 100 years old, the workout method still remains a mystery to most people who don’t already practice it.  If you’ve never tried Pilates, the appeal and experience of taking a …

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butternut portobello lasagna

Butternut Portobello Lasagna

Ingredients 1 package (10 ounces) frozen cubed butternut squash, thawed 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper MUSHROOMS: 4 large portobello mushrooms, coarsely chopped 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper SAUCE: 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole tomatoes, undrained 2 …

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