Overcoming Fitness Frustration; 6 Ways To Stay ON Track Fitness can be overwhelmingly annoying & frustrating. We've all experienced fitness frustration, especially as we take stock of summer's end. But WHY can exercise be so frustrating? One day, you’re on a great path, feeling good mentally & physically. You’re a fitness queen! Then, all of a sudden, exercising seems like a daunting task. Your normal body positivity mindset that you built from frequently working out has left the building, and you’re left feeling fluffy and gross. Why does fitness frustration happen? When does
If you’ve stepped foot into one of our studios, you know immediately that Pilates at Citizen is about more than just exercise. Our whole goal is for you to find the strongest version of yourself--physically and mentally. While there are enormous physical health benefits to Pilates, such as increased muscular strength and endurance, enhanced flexibility, improved posture and balance, and reduction of body fat, workout out with us will help you lean into life more, walk taller, and overall feel better about yourself. The “halo effect” of Pilates on our
So many studios and social media outlets talk about the Lagree Method like it’s Pilates. But it’s not, for so many reasons: from the equipment itself, to its “torture” and “die” focus, to its sustainability, there’s really very little the two have in common. Developed by Sebastian Lagree, a self-described “French American inventor and fitness visionair,” a MegaReformer is NOT a Pilates Reformer, though it might look similar. Lagree developed the Mega specifically for the “Lagree Fitness Method” he created, a method with its own tempo and duration standards. Each 40-minute
Because of differences in pelvic structure, the impact of pregnancy and childbirth, and differences in hormones, more women than men struggle with low back pain, especially those of us 40 and older. The pain can be debilitating, and can interfere with almost every aspect of our lives, from grabbing coffee with friends (it hurts to sit for too long), to bending over to pick up our grandkids (too much stress on the lower back) to interfering with our sleep (can’t get comfortable in bed).