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Do You Sit Most of the Day? Here’s How to Get Moving.

As you read this, chances are you are hunched over a computer or a smart phone screen. You’re probably sitting, too, and have been for much of the day. But, if your body had a choice, it wouldn’t be sitting still: It would be moving.

“Sitting is really a challenge for our bodies,” says Dana Dreifus, Whole Body Studios’ owner. “In our culture we use resting and sitting as a working position, but our bodies are built to move. Even when we are sleeping, we are moving. When we ask our bodies to sit still for eight hours, that is an unrealistic expectation.”

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How To Keep Fit During The Holidays
Posted by : dana tags : Pilates, denver, colorado, fitness, holidays, december, quick tips

Finding the time—and the energy—to keep up a fitness routine during the holidays is downright difficult. Here, five of my personal tips for keeping fit while being festive.

1. Squeeze It In: Even if you don’t have time for a full class, take three 15-minute breaks during your day to focus on core-supportive exercises, like quick roll-downs to lengthen your back and relax your shoulders. Even better, make time for one session at Whole Body Studios and I’ll send you away with some fast exercises to try at home (or incognito in your work cubicle).

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Falling in Love with Pilates (Again)
Posted by : dana tags : Pilates, recovery, health, wellness, fitness, self-care

I started taking Pilates many years ago, after my doctor recommended it to rehabilitate my body from injuries I'd sustained during a car accident. I didn’t love it at first. I was 19 and got referred to an instructor who could work with my auto insurance. He had long hair and was outside the small—already full—box of what my 19-year-old brain could handle, so I stopped going after a few sessions. Then, a few years later a friend told me to check out her friend's studio, and at 22, I fell in love with Pilates.

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