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Stand up! straighten up! Stop slouching! We've all heard this at one time or another, most likely first from Mom. And she was right, it's important! We basically spend a significant portion of our lives bent over and folded in half - seated and immobile, muscles tightening, joints settling into a compensatory semi-permanent shape that will eventually lead to pain and disfunction. 
We wonder why we hurt, why it takes half the morning to loosen up enough to get on with our day. Well, when you freeze your body into this doubled over shell every day for years, it will protest.


   One of the most important components of Fitness is balance. Balance is both an ability and a description/assessment of functionality. That is, balance is theabilityto move with flow and control, even when moving on or through an uneven, unstable or unpredictable environment. Can you stay on your feet, can you move without losing your center of gravity, can you move efficiently without using excessive energy to remain steady and stable?
Balance is adescription or assessment in the sense that within your body there should be an equal or mostly equal level of strength/flexibility/relaxation/mobility in both sides of your body.

What is Pilates?

In the early 20th century, Joseph Pilates developed a unique system of exercise that has only recently become popular and well known. It was designed to bring about an increase in overall flexibility, full-body strength, movement coordination, balance and energy for daily activities.
There are two primary methods for working with Pilates: Mat Pilates and Reformer Pilates. Mat Pilates is usually a group activity which, as the name implies, takes place on a mat. There is a series of exercises which the group performs together, under the watchful eye of the instructor.

What to do when it hurts.

Blog #3What to do when it hurts.
So something hurts. What now? Who do I go to, where do I go, do I go anywhere at all or do I try to fix it myself, do I take anything for it, do I stretch or strengthen or rest? How will I work, how will I play, what will become of me?
There are as many answers to these questions as people with pain to ask them. But perhaps the best place to start is to ask whether you need medical help. I would say that you need to ask:
1.How severe is the injury/pain

Start-ups: Studio and Body

My blog this week is about how I started up my new studio and how you can start up your new physical life.
I got down to the business of building my business on November 11, 2011. I found myself suddenly out of work and decided to make the move to self-employment and independance. This seems to me much like those of you who have recently found yourself in a similar physical place,feeling vulnerable and just generally "stuck" and going nowhere fast! Many of my clients start out experiencing low levels of fitness, with joints and muscles in chronic pain and no energy for daily life.

Walking Tall Fitness Blog Number One

Walking Tall FitnessBlog Number One!
Greetings to allof my Walking Tall clients and to any interested visitors to my website (Walkingtallfitness.com) or Facebook page. It is my goal to update this blog weekly and use this column to inform, educate and motivate my readers.
What is Walking Tall? It's a perspective and an experience, it's Reformer Pilates, it's hands-on assisted stretching (Fascial Stretch Therapy), it's optimizing neuromuscular function (Muscle Activation Technique), it's suspended exercise (TRX), it's having your own personal trainer and using all of that and more to put together your personal fitness plans and if the need exists, to address issues of chronic pain to make exercise possible.

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