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Feeling good, healthy, and strong are imperative for a long, happy life, and our expert local trainers, therapists, instructors, and nutritionists have the training, experience, and passion to get (and keep!) you in the best shape of your life. Life can get hectic and stressful…from yoga to weight training, Pilates to the latest in food science, we are here help.

ask stylebook: where do i start?

Alyson: I saw the picture of myself from a holiday party and can’t stand how my arms look. I haven’t worked out in 10 years. I am so intimidated to start. What is […]

new year, new gear

Hibernation is almost over. Longer days and warmer weather are right around the corner. It’s time to wake up and smell the sweet cherry blossoms and the anticipation of warmer, sweatier days. The […]

why is change so hard? alexa’s story.

If your goal is to lose weight, you know the added pounds didn’t come overnight. It took months and more likely years of ups and downs on the scale. Not only will it […]

move of the week: twists

We all know that yoga and Pilates have their healing benefits. But did you know that twists, in particular, can assist in cleansing and detoxifying the body? In addition to aiding in digestion, […]

ask stylebook: twisting benefits?

Hannah: How do yoga and Pilates twisting poses promote detoxification? Sara VanderGoot, CMT, e-RYT 200, RYT 500, Mind the Mat: Twisting your torso creates a tourniquet and wrings out your internal organs. When […]

it’s detox time!

Just take a look around. All the holiday lights and decor have been boxed away, and now without the swirl of parties, friends, and families we have an opportunity to look back on […]

move of the week: make a plan

The holidays are solidly behind us. But we have not quite finished looking ahead and planning the year. Vacations, work events, and family celebrations all get carefully planned. When you host a party, […]

ask stylebook: tighter abs?

Renee: How can I work my abs more so I fit better in my clothes? Adrien, Fitness on the Run: Before I get into the details of why and how you should work […]

your new year’s promise: are you training or exercising?

The new year provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our health and make a fitness plan or give ourselves a fitness challenge. Why not? You may want to lose 10 pounds, feel […]

sweeten the journey in 2015

2015 is an opportunity to focus and commit to a plan to improve your health and wellness. Achieving results requires goals…a plan…commitment. When we think about 2015, an old saying comes to mind: […]

join mind the mat at the health & fitness expo

As part of the Health & Fitness Expo this weekend, Mind the Mat is partnering with Athleta and NBC4 to produce NBC4’s first ever Fashion Show with Mind the Mat instructors modeling Athleta’s […]

#fitforlife: mind the mat

What fun it was for the Mind the Mat team to host Alexandria Stylebook founders at the Del Ray studio. Elizabeth Todd rocked it at Hot Pilates, Elisabeth Squire chose a cooler route […]

class and style found at fitness on the run

Fitness on the Run sure raised the level of style by training Alexandria Stylebook’s very own founders! Darby, Susie, Alicia and Angela exude class and style. And oh yes, we had lots of […]

#fitforlife: pilates at mind the mat

Just as I’m finding myself short on time to write this little piece for Stylebook, it reminds me how crazy my life has been and how difficult it is to fit in much […]

#fitforlife: personal training at fitness on the run

After successfully completing the 30 day plank challenge, I was inspired to take exercise more seriously. As you may remember from my previous article, I have not been incorporating workouts in my life […]

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