AM Pilates Studio

Located in Las Vegas, NV USA 702-339-2809


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Farewell to Miss Saggy Saggerson

Loss of muscle mass can begin in sedentary women (that is, women who don’t move much) as young as the age of 25!

The Muscle lost is replaced with fat, and because fat is not supported by muscle, we get sagging in areas we want tight.

Loss of elasticity in the skin is also a culprit for droopy drawers, and bat wings.

You can reverse the problem of sagging with strength training, replacing muscle with fat.

And did you know muscle weighs more then fat?
So don’t obsess over the scale. Instead, make a goal of getting your waist measurement below 35 inches, NOT a goal of fitting into your high school jeans!

I have a 28 inch waist, never given birth to children, and still can’t fit into my high school jeans!

Our bodies just change with age. And in high school we aren’t even full grown yet, as some may think!
That’s why they have a Junior AND Misses Department! I can’t even fit my leg into a pair of Junior jeans anymore!

Back to saying goodbye to Miss Saggy Saggerson…
Strength training and proper posture are the answer to getting rid of the sagging butt, arms, and tummy!

Please call me if you need some toning time!
We’ll get you toned up, and standing tall and slim! 702-339-2809.
Happy to give you a complementary consultation.

In the meantime, stand up tall, pull your belly to your spine, and get your booty in line!

Alison Marsh-AM Pilates & Posture

References
Dr. Caroline Apovian, associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine

Brad Schoenfeld, lecturer in exercise science at Lehman College in NY


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Me and The 5 Points to Posture Perfection

Before 5 Points

Me Before 5 Points

After 5 Points

Me After 5 Points

“A Good Stance and Posture Reflect a Proper State of Mind.”

Morihei Ueshiba

-Founder of Aikido

Below are the 5 Points to Posture Perfection inspired by the National Posture Institute. Before applying the 5 Points, I was called names like ‘hanger’, for the position my shoulders were in (see left above). I certainly didn’t feel pretty.

After applying the 5 Points, I gained confidence and energy, feeling pretty and strong (see right above)! Try it for yourself!

If you need guidance, you are encouraged to make an appointment with me at 702-339-2809.

Happy Posturing!

Sincerely,

Alison Marsh-Owner of AM Pilates & Posture

(Photos taken by Caitlyn Marsh, Photography/Art Student at Las Vegas Academy and my daughter)

1. Stand Up Tall

1. Stand Up Tall

2. Chest to the Sky

2. Chest to the Sky

3. Pencil Between the Shoulder Blades (Don't Squeeze)

3. Pencil Between the Shoulder Blades (Don’t Squeeze)

4. Belly to the Spine

4. Belly to the Spine

5. Breath

5. Breath- Me After 5 Points

Call or Text to Make An Appointment Today! 702-339-2809

“The Spine is the Tree of Life. Respect It.”

Martha Grahm – Mother of Modern Dance


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Get Up when you Sit Down!

According to Dr. Mehmet Oz, women who sit six or more hours a day

“have a 37 percent higher death rate then those who sit less than three hours a day.”

“A sedentary lifestyle increases your risk of type 2 diabetes, cancer, and pulmonary embolisms (blood clots that travel to the lungs).

It can even increase the size of your fat cells.” 

If you are glued to your desk due to your job, try taking intermittent  breaks with these ideas:

  • Walk around your office (barefoot if you are in heals) while making that conference call.
  • Replace your desk chair for a ball and take “bounce breaks.” Also, laying backwards for a few minutes every few hours help to stretch those slumped shoulders.
  • Every hour take a ‘water cooler’ break.  Even a short jaunt down the hall counts.
  • On your lunch hour take a brisk walk (in tennis shoes, not heals!). If it’s too hot or cold outside, go to your nearest indoor shopping mall (if you can resist stopping to shop.)
  • When you are sitting, watch your posture. Sitting up straight allows oxygen to flow to the brain more readily, ultimately making you more productive.
  • Take your shoes off while at your desk circling your ankles and pointing and flexing your feet. Your feet have more muscles and bones then any other body part. Take care of them.