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Finding the Time
Posted by : dana tags : fitness tips, barre, denver, capitol hill

We’re not going to lie: We’d love to see you in the studio for a yoga, barre, Pilates, or personal training session as often as possible. But…we also get that fitting in classes is tough. We have trouble finding time to work out too. Here are five of our favorite ways to get our bodies moving—even if we can’t fit in a full sweat session.

While you are…

…waiting for someone to call you back, stand up and do several roll downs to touch the ground and relax your shoulders and spine.

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Fitness Fact of Fiction: Nutrition and Supplements
Posted by : dana tags : denver, capitol hill, yoga, Pilates, barre, nutrition

I get a lot of requests at the studio to sell supplements, promote diets, or connect with a nutritionist. I’m fairly wary of most of these. There are so many genetic and metabolic factors that impact an individual’s health that you really need your own degree to deal with that. And while I’ve gotten a lot of training—Pilates, yoga, barre, personal training, and CoreAlign—I’m not a dietician.

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Fitness Fact or Fiction: Is There An Ideal Time to Work Out?
Posted by : dana tags : denver, barre, Pilates, personal training, yoga

Every day you come into the studio with brilliant questions about being your best self. So, we’re debuting a new series where we debate, debunk, or prove a fitness question. This month, we’re tackling a question we answer nearly every week: When is the best time to work out?

Fortunately, the answer is pretty simple: When you can.

Before you roll your eyes, though, we get that fitting in a workout or a class isn’t that easy. We know you are busy. You’re probably balancing work, family, and friends and trying to squeeze in a little “me time.” That’s where we can help.

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Vote for Us in 5280 Magazine's Top of the Town
Posted by : dana tags : barre, yoga, Pilates, denver

We love this time of year. Crocuses and tulips are popping up. Tiny leaves are appearing on branches all over the neighborhood. People are out and about in our lovely neighborhood. And we get to keep an eye on it all from our sunny studios. All the fresh energy makes us want to move—and we hope you do to—and reflect on all the tremendous things that have happened in the past year.

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Stretches on a Plane (or just about anywhere you’re stuck in a seat!)
Posted by : dana tags : barre, barre class, denver, colorado, capitol hill

As I sit on a 4-hour flight, I’m reminded how sore I get when my body doesn’t move. My quads are killing me, my low back is aching, and my shoulders are hunched up to my ears. As much as I’d like to roll out a exercise mat and do some quick yoga, Pilates, or barre moves in the aisle, I’ve learned how to subtly stretch without annoying my seatmates. Here, five quick tips on how to get moving when you’re supposed to be sitting still.

Shoulder Rolls

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5 Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution
Posted by : dana tags : barre, yoga, denver, capitol hill

The studio always has big rush in the beginning of January. Everyone is excited and motivated to start or keep up a Pilates, barre, and yoga routine—at least until life gets in the way of good intentions. So, how do you keep up a movement goal? Here are a few tips that I’ve seen from people who manage to stick to their regimen throughout the whole year.

Make It Manageable

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Self-care During the Holidays
Posted by : dana tags : barre, yoga, Pilates, denver, capitol hill

Everyone knows that holidays can be stressful. Although we love our family members, spending time in close quarters, preparing large meals, and buying the perfect gift can cause a lot of stress. That’s why it’s even more important for us to take care of ourselves so we can fully enjoy our family time. With that goal in mind, here are some great ways to take care of yourself during the holiday season:

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