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Getting Fit in the Age of Instagram

By Devra Swiger Not a day goes by when I fail to peruse my Instagram feed only to see long legged beauties with sleek sculpted bodies demonstrating moves that even I, with my years of dance training, would never dare do. I ask myself if I wouldn’t try it, how could I ever expect my … Read more

The Benefit of those ‘Get fit’ New Year’s resolutions

Every year about this time, most Americans make a New Year Resolution and most of the time it has something to do with losing weight and getting in shape. “I’m going to stop eating bread and hit the gym every single day,” says one friend. “Well I’m going to enroll in a cardio class and … Read more

Pilates and Back Pain

  By Devra Swiger As a young woman of about 26, I began to suffer from crippling back pain. I had no idea what caused it, but all of a sudden, the pain was so sharp and crippling that I could barely walk. I ended up seeing chiropractors. Physical therapists, doctors and just about anyone … Read more

The Benefits of Private Pilates

I have been teaching Pilates for a long time and I have seen a lot of changes along the way. Some of these changes are good and others not so good. For example, although large group classes are great and allow for more people to do Pilates on a regular basis, they don’t really help … Read more

How to Stay Motivated with Exercise

Thinking about starting an exercise program is all fine and good unless all you do is think about starting an exercise program. How many times have you or someone you know decided to start a brand new fitness program only to quit after a few weeks, or worse, never start at all. The truth is … Read more

Why Moving is Good for You

(and not the kind that requires boxes) I have been teaching all kinds of fitness since 1992. It all began after my youngest daughter was born and I was at a play group with other young moms. At the time, I was living in Taiwan and had many friends who, like me. were living there … Read more

Why do Pilates?

There are as many forms of exercise these days as there are flavors of ice cream. That may be an exaggeration, but not by much. When I was a kid, exercise was pretty straight forward: You went to gym class, ran around the neighborhood with your friends and rode your bike just about everywhere. Now … Read more