Fitness Tips

What is Pilates?

What is Pilates and what can it do for you? Anna McBain, EFS Pilates instructor As a Pilates instructor, I am often asked, “What is Pilates?” Formally, I might answer this question as follows: Pilates is a mind and body exercise system originally created by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s which strengthens and lengthens […]

5 Things to Know About Stretching

Five things you should know about stretching 1.  Stretch at the end of your workout – stretching a muscle that has been inactive can create tears in the muscle fibers. Always warm up before your strength train, and stretch at the end. 2.  A stretch that “hurts so good”, may not be beneficial – the […]

How often should I strength train?

Janis Maloney, CCS Most exercise enthusiasts know that strength training is an essential part of any well balanced fitness program. But how often do you need to strength train to reap the health benefits? To answer that question it’s important to understand what makes a muscle strong in the first place. When forces such as […]

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