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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.

pilates and yoga for golf

I didn’t watch the Masters a few weeks ago, but my golf-loving husband did, so I was able to listen in and watch a few holes when I normally would have preferred Real […]

move of the week: throw away the scale

The most important body composition measure you need is to know is your waist circumference. The second is your body fat. Your scale will not tell you. Nor will it be able to […]

ask stylebook: how to use my core?

Kristen: You keep telling me to use my core effectively. How do I do that? Crunches? Mountain climbers? Adrien, Fitness on the Run: At Fitness on the Run, we have studied the core […]

cut to the “core” of it

Losing the belly fat comes from diet, not multiple high intensity workouts per week. You could have heard a pin drop. Our highly respected and very popular instructor Julio Barnett spoke at the […]

move of the week: wild thing / flipping your dog

This is a beautiful heart opener and gentle backbend with a silly name. Start in downward dog and lift one foot up. Bend that knee and open your hip, starting to stack one […]

ask stylebook: yoga at home?

Stephanie: Sometimes I don’t have time to get to the studio for a yoga class, but I don’t know where to start with my home practice. Do you have any suggestions? Laura, Mind […]

from lawyer to yoga/pilates instructor

Back in 2010, my boyfriend and I moved to the neighborhood of Del Ray. Going to Del Ray Pizzeria, the farmers market, and Dairy Godmother, we always walked by the local yoga studio […]

ask stylebook: getting in shape for summer?

Nikki: I want to get in shape for the summer. I’m tired of my “tire” and carrying extra weight. I’ve cleaned up my diet. What can I do in the gym to get […]

move of the week: complexes

Complexes are simply a series of movements (“exercises”) performed with a barbell, dumbbell(s), or kettlebell(s) or even no equipment at all where you finish each repetition of one movement before quickly moving onto […]

why go deep?

Why “go deep?” Why “slow down?” Are you “Chasing Pain?” Who hasn’t gone to the gym, been on a run, rode in a spin class and “cheated” through your movements and maybe even […]

move of the week: therapeutic pilates bridge

This exercise is designed to recruit the deep spinal stabilizers and to mobilize the spine. Bridging this way helps promote better posture and a healthy back! These are the first steps in learning […]

ask stylebook: flexible for yoga?

Arica: I am not flexible and don’t have good balance. Can I do yoga? Sara, Mind the Mat: Absolutely! If you are not flexible and do not have good balance, yoga is exactly […]

heal pain with therapeutic pilates & yoga

Among Mind the Mat Pilates & Yoga studio’s many offerings are the specialized Therapeutic Pilates and Yoga classes. Therapeutic is a word used in the wellness industry to refer to a whole slew […]

move of the week: the five progressions of pull ups

We’ve gone through the five progressions of pull ups with you earlier this week (see them here). You can do them at the local park, your local YMCA, or at the “universal” at […]

lululemon: waves, trails, and mats

With shorter days and colder nights behind us, spring is officially on the horizon–which means endless sunny days and limitless sweaty adventures. Waves, trails, and mats–we’ve got you covered from sunrise to sunset, […]

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