fun fact

“Mice love to run, they typically log several miles a night in their exercise wheel. These nocturnal drills are not simply a way of dealing with the stress of laboratory life, as scientists from Leiden University in the Netherlands demonstrated in a charming experiment. They left a small cage like structure containing a training wheel in a quiet corner of an urban park, under the surveillance of a motion-activated night-vision camera. The...

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met one of my fitness heroes yesterday

Tracy Anderson, workout guru, businessperson extraordinaire, and super nice chick 😉 Here we are in the locker room right after the atTAin definition class in her new fitness studio on East 59th Street, NYC. I was a red-faced puddle of sweat. Looking forward to returning next week.

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Random thoughts

*your shoes are the first thing people subconsciously notice about you. wear nice shoes *it’s hard to rebuild a friendship if you don’t acknowledge what destroyed it *pilates is a three dimensional exercise. it requires movement that occurs in all planes of motion (one of the reasons I love it) *when you work out, sometimes focus on the muscle you are using instead of the movement *one of the secrets to a happy marriage: it’s...

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Pilates in Tel Aviv & Paris

Above: Sergei Lukin, Grand Prix and Gold Medal winner of the 1978 World Ballet Competition in Tokyo, Japan and principle dancer of the Kiev Ballet. Mr. Lukin runs the Nespilates Studio in Tel Aviv. Below is Martine Curtis-Oakes, owner of A-Lyne Studio dePilates in the Marais section of Paris.

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Pleasures in life

Travel is glorious, exhausting, enlightening, frustrating and inspiring. This past year I had a strong desire to visit Israel. I loved wandering the mysterious streets of the old city in Jerusalem, getting lost, exploring the holy temples and religious sites, rummaging around the souks, looking for just the right scarf or pair of earrings or shawarma eatery. Tel Aviv is more metropolitan, with the feel of a small big city. . . . with malls, a...

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Martha’s Vineyard

While visiting my brother, SIL and their family last week I signed up for the Butt’nUp class at the gym in The Mansion House in Vineyard Haven. Right before the class, without telling me, my brother mentioned to the manager/instructor Brenda, that I am  a fitness instructor too.  Now armed with this information, Brenda is either going to kick my tush or hold back on her really special signature moves. *here’s what I’ve...

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