What is Neutral Spine or Neutral Pelvis?

And why is it important to work in this position?

If you have ever seen an x-ray picture of a the spinal vertebrae, or drawings or photos in an anatomy book then you know that the spine is not a straight bodily structure, like building blocks stacked directly on top of each other, but more of a snake-like curved structure.  Neutral Spine is the NATURAL curves in the spine, when standing in an upright healthy stance. In this position, the pelvis is not rotated posteriorly (tailbone tucked under) or rotated anteriorly (lordosis/swayback) however just…neutral. Read More…

Awesome Green Smoothie Recipe

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If you a re looking for new ways to get your greens into your diet here is a great idea: green smoothies! Read More…

3 questions to ask your trainer

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Pilates trainer Corey Radtke with client on the High Barrel

With the season of  New Year Resolutions upon us, you may be considering a personal trainer to get you started on the right foot. Personal trainers can really help you get motivated and also keep you from skipping workouts and help to make you accountable, a key component when working to get healthy and fit. The following 3 questions are great for finding a good Pilates Trainer, however are also appropriate for any type of personal trainer.  Read More…

Announcing Pilates Mat Class beginning October 1, 2013

I have been keeping my eye out for a great space to offer my Pure Body Pilates mat classes to the community. Read More…

You don’t have to be an athlete!

In my youth I was a dancer.  And the amount of time I put into it, you could say I was an über-athlete.  But in my 30’s and 40’s raising two kids and running a small business I have realized I will never again be an athlete.  For a while this was hard to accept. I would see all kinds of women and men, running.  They run like mad in my town.  There seems to be an obsession Read More…