February 28 Day Plank Challenge

The 28 Day Plank Challenge is Back!

That’s right!  Everyone’s favorite challenge begins tomorrow!  Choose your favorite way to plank:

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This is a great way to get in shape for spring!  Don’t miss out!  It starts tomorrow!  Make sure you let me know that you are participating so I can check up on you!!!

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Couples Pilates Equipment Circuit Class

unknown-2Want to show your sweetie how hard you work at Pilates?  You can!  On Thursday, February 16th, come to the Couples Pilates Equipment Circuit class at 6pm.  This class will give your Valentine a peak at what Pilates is really like.  Stations will be set up at different pieces of Pilates Equipment, and you and your loved one will perform Pilates exercises at each station.  The 55 minute full body workout will challenge you and impress your honey.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to share your love for Pilates with the one you love!  Sign up online before February 15th for a special price of $20/person, after that it is $25/person.  Sign up today!  Couples Pilates Equipment Circuit Class

 

January Client Spotlight

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Lori Oswald

Q. How long have you been practicing Pilates?

A. I have been working with Christina for 18 months.

Q. What is your favorite exercise?

A. I would say the Hundred and Planks.  I feel my core is stronger, and I do see results.

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Q. What is your favorite piece of equipment?

A. The Reformer is my favorite, however, I’m very intrigued by the Cadillac.

Q. What other forms of exercise do you regularly participate in?

A. I walk my dog, Charlie every day. I do enjoy barre and yoga.

Q. Tell us about your family.

A. My husband, Greg, and I moved to Omaha about 9 years ago from Missouri.  We have two sons, Nathan and Justin.  We are blessed with two granddaughters, Coraline and Audrey.  We are anxiously waiting for a new grand-baby in early July.

Q. What is your favorite food?

A. My husband’s barbecue and fresh sushi always pared with nice glass of wine.

Q. How do you find time for Pilates?

A. I make Pilates a priority.  I attend classes 2-3 times a week.

Q. What do you think is the biggest benefit of doing Pilates?

A. Wow, I am amazed by Pilates! I have less back pain. I truly have found a workout that works best for me.  I can see me doing Pilates for life.

I love working with Christina and her clients at Pilates Core and More.  Christina’s workouts are always different, challenging and she focuses on proper technique. She keeps us motivated with monthly challenges and nutrition tips.

One of the best benefits Pilates has taught me is to slow down and BREATHE!

Healthy Habits Coaching

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Need help reaching those health and fitness goals?  Healthy Habits Coaching is just what you need.  Improve your health and reach your goals with coaching from Christina Diers.  Christina has a masters degree in Health Education and has worked in the fitness field for over 25 years.  She is also a certified Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine.  She can help you set specific, measurable goals and keep you on track to meet those goals.  Healthy Habits Coaching is $150 for a 6 week program.  Included in this program is all of the following:

  • 1 – 45 minute Private Goal Setting Session
  • 4 – 20 minute Check-In Sessions (1/week)
  • 1 – 30 minute Follow-Up Session
  • Private Facebook support group for questions and accountability

Week one, you will get started setting your goals, getting measurements, and setting up your plan for the next 5 weeks with a 45 minute private session.

Each week after that, you will have a 20 minute meeting via phone with Christina to keep you on track, answer questions, and motivate you to keep going.  She will provide you with the information you need to achieve your goals!

The program ends with a 30 minute follow-up meeting to take final measurements and assess your progress.

This program will help you set your goals, keep you on track, and you will become healthier as a result of participating.  Christina will keep you accountable so that you can make behavior changes that will last a lifetime!

Sign Up Now!

New Class – Cardio Blast: Interval Training on the Jump Board

 

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New on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am – Cardio Blast!  This class is a great way to get your cardio and your Pilates done in the same class.  Intervals of jumping on the Jump Board with Pilates Reformer exercises spaced between will give you more calorie burn as well as the strengthening, lengthening, and balance you get from a regular Pilates Reformer class.  Jumping on the Jump Board is low impact because you don’t have gravity pulling down on you.  Its fun, challenging and will make you sweat!  Sign up online.

January Challenge: 10 Day Sugar Detox

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This month’s challenge is the 10 Day Sugar Detox.  This challenge began in 2014 with the release of the documentary Fed Up.  I highly recommend you watch this documentary as it is a real eye opener!  In it, the documentary exposes how the food industry has been adding sugars to our food which is one of the causes of our obesity epidemic.

The 10 Day Sugar Detox challenges you to go sugar free for 10 days!  Give up any food that has added sugar in it, and don’t add sweeteners (even artificial sweeteners) to the food you are eating.  Just eat real foods!  Start reading ingredient labels to see which foods have added sugar in them.  You will be amazed!  There is a long list of names for sugar that you will become familiar with during this process.

When doing this challenge, I ask myself, “Did God put the sugar that is in the food I am eating?”  An example of this would be fruit.  Fruit has sugar in it, but it is a natural sugar and not added.  If it is a natural sugar like that found in fruit, then you can eat it.  If it has been added by you or some other human being, then it’s off limits!

Watch the documentary and join me in this challenge!  You will feel so much better in just 10 days!

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