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Apres ski Pilates session

March 14, 2016

I have a like/hate relationship with skiing probably because I’m not very good at it! My first time with cold winter sports was snowboarding ten years ago, and it was an experience I will never forget…not in a good way.  I really tried hard to be good at it, but not shortly after starting, I failed and fell backwards seriously bruising my tailbone! It wasn’t until 8 years later in Tahoe did I attempt getting back on the slopes, and this time I made sure to try skiing WITH a professional instructor. After the session, I was able to regain my confidence, and successfully make a green/blue run without falling. Since then, I’ve been to Ski Dubai and back to Beaver Creek.

Skiing is a tough sport where you use your legs and core for balancing, so you’ll definitely feel sore once the day is over. What better way to stretch out those muscles apres ski (after ski) then with a private Pilates reformer class.

The Park Hyatt in Beaver Creek has a Pilates Reformer studio where you can take private classes to stretch and strengthen your core and legs for another run.

1.Lat pulls- Slowly lean back and return to upward position while tightening your core.

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Yoga in the park

December 23, 2015

Yoga is my favorite form of exercise since it incorporates strength, balance, flexibility and discipline. Houston has been experiencing perfect weather lately, so what better place to do yoga than outside at the park. We rode our bikes to the park which can cause some discomfort in my hips and low back area, so I put together a quick series to strengthen and stretch. It’s always important to stretch before and after you exercise. Hold each pose for 5 deep breaths and switch sides.

Buffalo Bayou Park is like a secret garden that not many people know about…yet. It is conveniently located in the city in between Memorial Park and downtown. It is perfect for walking, jogging, biking and even yoga!

1. Pigeon pose

Tip- this is my personal favorite pose. It stretches out my IT band, glutes and strengthens my lower back.

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Yoga at home

September 24, 2015

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Yoga is one of my favorite forms of exercise. It incorporates deep stretching, strength training, balance and relaxation. I try and do yoga at least three times a week during lunch, but my schedule doesn’t always allow it. If I’m unable to go to yoga class, I will do at least 15 minutes of yoga at home to decompress.

Find space in your house that has room for you to get comfortable. If you don’t have much space, no worries (clearly, neither do I). Just move some things around, and you can always move it back.

1. Get in a comfortable seated position to relax your body and mindIMG_4286

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