Summer is the season of travel!  It’s a great time – full of all sorts of fun activities, change of routines, and new experiences that feed the mind and body.   Although adding outdoor adventures and new movement to our…

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Happy Pilates Day! Here at balance, we teach Classical Pilates, but what does that actually mean?  Our recent guest teacher, Shari Berkowitz, has a whole blog post devoted to this same question.  Below we picked out some highlights from her…

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Last year we hosted Benjamin Degenhardt,  a master Pilates teacher and founder of  360° Pilates in NYC, for a weekend of workshops.   As part of his continued mission to inspire “people to take care of their physical fitness and health—and…

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Balance is lucky to have Alesia Fowler, Gyrotonic Master Trainer and instructor!  Alesia has been teaching Gyrotonic since 1988, when she co-founded the first Gyrotonic studio in Europe, in Florence, Italy.  Alesia discovered the method while still dancing ballet professionally and feels…

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It’s a new year, and it’s always a great time to re-commit your self to some healthy activities! We hear about all the failed New Year’s Resolutions, so how do you stay motivated as the end of January is coming…

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 Stephanie Carroll is inspired and excited by education and learning, especially intelligent approaches to health, strength, flexibility and nutrition. She finds inspiration in the human body and its amazing ability to heal itself in spite of neglect and abuse. Stephanie…

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Most of us have heard by now that foam rolling is great for you, and foam rolling, also called self-massage is a definitely a great way to release muscle tightness or trigger points.  But many of us hear the word…

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The answer to that question is undoubtedly YES! Did you know that peak bone mass is achieved at an early age (age 16-20 in girls and age 20-25 in young men), and that women and men alike begin to lose…

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Ashlea joined the Balance family last year, but her experience with movement and yoga goes way back!  Before becoming a yoga instructor, she trained as ballet dancer for 15 years.  She discovered her love for yoga while taking hot yoga classes…

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Our very own yoga teacher, Elizabeth H, is expecting her first child!  In a happy conjunction with National Yoga Month, she will be offering a Prenatal Yoga Workshop this September.  But what are the benefits of a prenatal yoga practice? Of course,…

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