Connected

Welcome to Connected. Your up-to-date Pilates information center written by the staff at Mindful Movements. The following articles focus on events and classes, improved techniques, body and mind, as well as home sessions. Our goal is to educate you on how to connect your body to work smarter, not harder — achieving improved physical, mental, and spiritual health.

Five benefits of BarreAmped® exercises with Mindful Movements

Barre exercise is everywhere and growing in popularity every year. Barre exercise offers a multitude of benefits: Better alignment of your body strengthens your abdominals, hips, and gluteals.  The isometric nature and small movements of most exercises allow for a low impact strength program that is safe for joints and most populations. The stretches elongate muscles and give a “toned and fit” look to your body in a short period of time. When your core is stronger, it allows for a more stable pelvis, which helps all the joints in your body and a better posture. A 2020 study investigated […]

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Total Body 4 Week Melt Series

Make 2021 the year you kiss your chronic pain goodbye! In this Total Body MELT® Series, you’ll experience the head-to-toe benefits of the MELT® Method by improving your mobility, removing stuck stress, and much more! You’ll complete the course with a custom MELT® Map made specifically for you to continue your MELT practice as a part of your wellness routine. Date: Saturdays, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27 Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM Cost: Early Bird Pricing $130 ($140 starting 2/1) Includes specialized large MELT ball, journal, and 10% off purchase of MELT rollers and FREE videos to practice. Sign up […]

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Introduction to BarreAMPED®

BarreAmped® is an intensive body shaping experience designed to produce reliable results, no matter the client. The method is influenced by classical and modern dance (though it is not a dance class) and utilizes a barre to achieve optimal positioning. Insights from Pilates combined with active and orthopedic stretching also balance the method’s unique approach. The precision-oriented technique focuses mainly on small, isolated movements within deeply held and challenging postures. BarreAmped® is proven to increase metabolism, burn fat, and lengthen tight muscles. With a commitment to the technique, you get recognizable results exactly where you want them. Date: Saturday, Jan. […]

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Our Holiday Schedule

Join Mindful Movements Pilates on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for these virtual or in-studio classes. To get started click here to download our app or give us a call at (260) 710-7709.

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Proteins: Just the Facts

An on-going series by Julie R. Ervin, MS in Biology. ‘It starts with your diet and then to your exercise… you have to make the right decisions as a consumer and learn about carbs and proteins as well as watching your portion control, and from there you have to stay active as much as possible’. — Apolo Ohno If you look at most snacks that cater to health-conscious consumers, you’ll see that many advertise a high protein content. Does the type of protein matter? Is more always better? Figure 1: Proteins are long chains of amino acids that have been […]

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How to Join Us for a Zoom Class

Steps to take to sign up for a zoom class. Download our app. Select the class you wish to attend. Purchase the appropriate class package for your needs. A Zoom link will be texted to your phone 30-60 minutes before class start time. Prepare a space to move, bring water and any props needed for class. When you click the link, you will enter the zoom “waiting room.” Our instructors will allow you in a few minutes before class begins. Need help setting up your classes?  Please contact us via text/email to set up a 15-minute consultation with one of […]

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Starting off with the basics — neutral pelvis

In all of our Mindful Movement programs, there is a common theme of a neutral pelvis.  We believe strongly in protecting and honoring the natural curves of your spine.  Keeping a neutral spine protects the integrity of the body’s alignment for optimal movement of your body.  When you have a neutral pelvis, every joint can be optimal for equal distribution of force through your entire body. It makes your body as efficient as it can be while you are moving.  Learning where your pelvis is and how to carry it in your everyday activities will help you improve your function, […]

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