Author Archive for: TINA

Exercise, Calories and Fat Loss

In our last T School Intensive discussion about the importance of keeping track of your food, exercise and sleep, one of our participants asked how best to record our exercise calories burned in the MyFitnessPal app.  She asked for a simple way to record calories burned through common activities, like walking, weight training, High Intensity Interval workouts, and our classes

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Why Macronutrients Matter

Is the term Macro-nutrients new to you? Well, have no fear!  It may sound like a fancy new diet, but it’s actually the nutrients we eat every day.  “Macro” means large. Macro-nutrients are the nutrients that provide calories (energy) that the body needs in large amounts for growth, metabolism and many other body functions. There are 3 macro-nutrients: Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat.

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Why I went to Rehab for my Summer Vacation

To say it’s been an interesting year is an understatement.   It started off okay, but took a serious detour when I had my left hip replaced for the third (and hopefully last) time. It seems my body doesn’t like foreign objects; a fact born out by the fact that the cup in my acetabulum, secured by bolts during my second

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Is Your Cardio Routine Making You Fat?

IS YOUR CARDIO ROUTINE MAKING YOU FAT? You know the story.  You embark on a new fitness routine.  You’re pumped up and you’re ready to lose that body fat once and for all! You make yourself get up an extra hour every day to walk on the treadmill, do the elliptical, or ride your bike.  You work yourself up to

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Maximizing your Workout Investment

Take it from me, the Ex-Cardio Queen of Kansas City, “MORE” doesn’t always lead to “LESS” of you. In fact the opposite is quite true!  Research solidly supports the concept of short interval high intensity training followed by intervals of rest to be the most effective way to burn calories, lose fat and change your body fitness. Why waste time

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The Dangerous Effects of Sugar

You’ve heard it over and over: Sugar is bad for you. The more you have of it, the more you crave it.   More than likely, the images that this statement conjures up include ice cream cones, candy bars and powdered donuts.  But sugar is far more deceptive than to just find it’s way into your favorite sweet treat. As

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Making Fitness Fun- You Know We Know How

If you’re a T-Schooler, you already know that at Pilates 1901, we like to have a good time! Even if you didn’t know that 40% of women would exercise more if it felt like less of a chore (a statistic from the American Cancer Society), I think we all understand it’s important find ways to make our workouts enjoyable. This

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How Fit Are You

How fit are you? As part of T School, we  focus on one the  triads of total health each month.  These trains are:  Nutrition, the foundation of all health; Fitness the foundation of movement and functionality; and Mind Body Balance, the ability to create and sustain the practice of good habits for optimal health. That’s evident

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