Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance: New health, fitness, and Pilates Studio

A Journey Back to Dance #5: Cross-Training

Above: The new Health, Fitness, and Pilates Studio at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, 2016 Cross-training for dancers, both student and professional, is becoming more and more popular and for very good reasons. Big companies like the Royal Ballet and Hofesh Shechter have made it a point to include it into their schedule. As I slowly make my way back into the …

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Gyrotonic Case Study Recruitment #1

LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS WITH BACK, HIP, AND/OR KNEE PAIN FOR CASE STUDY Contact Kindall to participate or visit the Case Study Recruitment Page.  Back, hip, and knee pain are quite common and could be caused by factors such as Scoliosis, improper rehabilitation, or poor postural alignment. Learn how the GYROTONIC® method can help you decompress the joints, lengthen, realign, and much more. Certified GYROTONIC® trainers are qualified to deal …

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What I Learned from ‘Swapping’ Sessions with Other Trainers

As a huge advocate of cross-training and challenging myself to never be comfortable with only practicing one dance technique or exercise method, I’ve always loved the many benefits of doing so. Although difficult at times, it doesn’t take long to see and feel the results. This became especially apparent when I began using the Pilates equipment with Classical Pilates …

Travel-Sized Fitness and Well–Being Items

As it’s holiday season, here’s a compiled list of some essential ‘travel-sized’ fitness and well–being items. After hours of getting to the airport, standing around, and flying you’re bound to be exhausted, dehydrated, and pretty sore. Travelling requires being (somewhat) prepared before, during, and after. This could also mean remembering to adhere to your fitness and well-being needs. Here are a …

Apply Both Movement and Exercise Into Your Daily Routine

Doing one activity is enough, right? As I’ve been a dancer for most of my life, I usually avoided other strenuous activities such as running.  This may be because Ballet and Contemporary dancers, for instance, are often given time in between exercises and/or combinations to go through movements, stretch and prepare mentally and physically. However, after taking up …

Stay Hydrated, My Friends

IT’S SUMMERTIME! (Well, in some places…) Whatever the weather may be, it’s essential to stay hydrated. Whether you’re mooching around in the sun all day or spending everyday in a sauna keep from frost bite, it’s good practice to pay attention to your water intake. Why hydrate? It allows nutrients and oxygen to flow through the body properly, helps to boost performance, …

Fitness and Well-Being Spots in East London

Here are my absolute favorite fitness and well-being spots here in London (Eastside). The Refinery E9 If you’re not seeing their website right now, you won’t understand how it’s killing me with its goodness (and class offers!). This studio has many styles of Yoga and Pilates along with Kettlebell Cardio, GYROKINESIS®, Massage, Teas, Coffees– what more could you …

10 Reasons to Cross-Train with the Gyrotonic Method

Here are 10 reasons why you should cross-train with the GYROTONIC® Method. Excellent for those wanting to expand and improve their existing workout routines. Firstly, do any of the following (or anything similar)? Pilates Yoga Cycling Running Walking Gym training/Weight lifting Tennis Golf Swimming Rowing Baseball Football/Soccer GYROKINESIS® Dance Perhaps consider cross-training with Gyrotonic to boost your existing routine. Secondly, what does this ‘cross-training’ mean? Cross-training …

My Top Fitness and Wellness Websites in 2015

Here are my top Health and Fitness websites on the GYROTONIC® Method, Dance Science, Running, & Nutrition From California to London, check out what these professionals have to offer. 1) Mike Luque Training Mike Luque is a jack of all trades. Mike has a diverse background ranging from Massage to Gyrotonic to Kettleball training. Therefore this website is able to provide a multitude of …

Why is Physical Activity Important?

Dear Kids and Adults, physical activity is super important. Studies show that participation in physical activity has been decreasing with age, which we probably have already gathered from out own personal experience. Participating in physical activity (now) will help us to age gracefully (later), your heart and your brain will thank you. Being physical also means that your psychological well-being will be better off in the long …