Dear Practice Friends,
L to R, back row: Kelly Kleuner, Sara-Ruth Strain-Riggs, Matthew Parente, Jilise Austin; Front row: Heather Weaver, Jessica Churbock, Patrick Przyborowski, Aly Payne
I am keeping my section brief this month as to make room for community news and research articles, of which there are many this month. I entitled this month’s newsletter “Proud moments,” because we have a few!
I am happy to share that last weekend Practice Fitness completed it’s first full-length instructor course for STOTT PILATES. Seven amazing students finished the forty-hour Intensive Mat-Plus course over three weekends in January and February and are now qualified to teach STOTT PILATES matwork.
As part of our commitment to the growth of our students, new instructors will have the opportunity to practice teach both group classes and privates at the studio. There are opportunities for free or discounted instruction in matwork in both private and group settings. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 937-609-4170 if you would be interested in adding an extra session or class into your schedule at a very good value!
I am also happy to announce that three students (Matt Parente, Heather Weaver and Kelly Wolfe) will be taking part in the fifty-hour Intensive Reformer course that begins this Thursday, March 5th and concludes on Saturday, March 28th. Good luck to them!
If you have news, your own moments of pride, that you would like to share with the Practice community, please don’t hesitate to send it my way and I will make space for it.
Monthly Class Calendar and 2015 Rates
2014 pricing will remain the same for 2015. We will include a new price sheet in next month’s newsletter. Sorry (again) for the delay!
|Instructor Training courses have now been added to the calendar.
The 5p Jumpboard Class with Leslie will be at 530pm, on March 5 and March 19, immediately following the Intensive Reformer course.
Welcome to Practice!
A warm welcome goes out to our newest members of the Practice community, who started with us in February:
We are thrilled to have you with us. Welcome aboard!
New Instructor Trainer at Practice
We are thrilled to announce that Stacee Maurer-Hill will be joining Practice to help teach the instructor courses now offered throughout the year. Stacee has taught dozens of courses over the last eight years and is a mentor to every Pilates instructor at Practice. In addition to being a STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer, Stacee is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Registered Yoga Teacher. Stacee holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology and is especially drawn to working with injury and special populations. She will be teaching the threeZEN*GA workshops being offered April 19th
. Welcome, Stacee, we are thrilled to have you join us!
Our friends at Up & Running
will be offering a free Women’s Nutrition Seminar specific to the needs of the female athlete, in conjunction with their seasonal Women’s Night Out, on March 18, from 6-8pm at the UP & Running store in Washington Square. The guest speaker for the nutrition seminar is Holly Haemmerle, and she brings a wealth of knowledge regarding sports nutrition and fitness. If you plan on attending the Nutrition Seminar portion from 6:30pm-7:00pm, please RSVP to Up and Running at 937-432-9210
, space is limited.
For the 4th time since opening Rue Dumaine in Dayton seven years ago, Chef Anne Kearney has been nominated for the academy award of culinary arts, the James Beard award for Best Chef of the Great Lakes Region. As in the years before, she is stacked up against a host of chefs in the Chicago area, and the voting population, comprised of previous winners and other culinary professionals have to (of course) dine at the restaurant in order to vote for it. This makes her chances of winning slim, but it is still an amazing accomplishment and we are really proud of Anne and her husband Tom Sand, for making Rue Dumaine the great restaurant that it is. Anne and her sous chef Brian Griffey recently visited the James Beard House in NYC and took part in an evening dinner that you can watch on the James Beard “Kitchen Cam
.” Congrats, Anne and Tom!
After only six weeks to the minute after receiving a total knee replacement, our friend David Schoeff returns to Practice. He’s been diligent with his PT and that, combined with a fair dose of cabin fever, has made it possible for him to brave the elements and make his way back to the studio. While he is still working with physical therapists to rehab his knee, he is able to come into the studio to work on his core strength and arms. Welcome back, David!!
Congratulations to Judy Wyatt, who has been selected as the 2015 Outstanding Alumna from the College of Liberal Arts at Wright State University. She is pictured here at the WSU 16th Annual College Outstanding Alumni Awards with (left) Kristin Sobolik, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, and (right) Sara Woodhull, Director of Major Gifts, College of Liberal Arts. Judy, we are proud of you, congrats again!
Over the holiday season, while most of us were indulging in parties and big meals, Debbie Spiegel’s sonCameron Porter was training diligently in gyms and on indoor soccer fields to get ready for the 2015 Major League Soccer (MLS) combine and subsequent draft. A senior at Princeton University, he finished his last season with the Tigers on a high note, first in the NCAA Division 1 for total points and tied for first in total goals. He was all named Academic All-American in 2014.
Still, the competition at the professional level is fierce, and even getting drafted doesn’t guarantee you a contract, and getting a contract doesn’t necessarily mean you will see time on the field. Happily, I can share that Cameron has successfully run the gauntlet: he performed well at the combine, was drafted
(3rd round, 3rd pick) by the Montreal Impact, signed a contract with Montreal
, scored two goals and made two assists
at an exhibition game in Mexico, and made his professional debut with the team at the League of Champions
quarterfinal match in Pachuca, Mexico, where he played the last 9 minutes of the game. As the MLS regular season begins on March 6th
, we wish Cameron great success and look forward to seeing him more on the screen or live when Montreal plays the Columbus Crew on Saturday, June 6th. Road trip, anyone?
Fifth Reformer Added at Studio 🙂
In response to popular demand for our group reformer classes, we added a fifth reformer in the studio two weeks ago. To fit it in, we had to shuffle some things around in the studio: big thanks to Debbie Spiegel and my nephew, Alex Przyborowski, for helping to move the dumbbells, assemble a new kettlebell rack and install the new reformer.
Behind New Dietary Guidelines, Better Science
From Aaron Carrol in the NY Times:
“Government recommendations on how much fat and salt you should eat weren’t always based on the best available evidence. That may be changing.”
Research: To Jump-start Your Exercise Routine, Be Mindful
From Gretchen Reynolds in the NY Times’ Phys Ed section, comes a great article on a recent study in which scientists attempted to “more closely parse the psychological underpinnings of exercise satisfaction, hoping to tease out what makes exercise feel pleasurable to some and like drudgery to others.”
The Essential Link Between Emotional Intelligence and Behavior Change
This article by Daniel Goleman, author of the groundbreaking book, Emotional Intelligence,” was written expressly for trainers in the fitness industry, but is great information for anyone who seeks to make ppositive change in their lives. Please read on!
Fix the Slouch: 4 Poses for Upper Crossed Syndrome
Thanks to Joy Karl, who sent me the link for this article on the relationship between opposing muscle groups and how weaknesses on one side of the body are related to weaknesses or tightness on the other side, then suggests yoga poses that can help with muscular imbalances.
Our Amazingly Plastic Brains
Thank you to Ed Hughes, who forwarded me this article from the Wall Street Journal on neuroplasticity, and how mental and physical exercise can keep the brain fit and help it recover capacities lost to disease and trauma.
Real Runners Do Take Walk Breaks
From Jen A. Miller in the NY Times’ Well section gives a first hand account of the value of talking walk breaks during long distance running, an approach popularized by marathon guru, Jeff Galloway, and backed by research.