Category Archive ‘Healthy Living’

3 Reasons to Try Private Pilates Sessions

Ever thought about one on one private training sessions with your Pilates Instructor? There’s huge benefits that you may not immediately think about. David Gensheimer, owner of Simply Balanced, lists why you should consider privates to up your game and reach your personal goals: 1. Each session is tailored to …


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Making Permanent Change

It’s that time of year; everyone is hitting the gym, on the socials claiming #beastmode and #fitness, and cleansing with cayenne and syrup. There’s the annual rush to get in shape and eat clean, and the motivation usually dies around Valentine’s Day. Want to make permanent change? Simply Balanced has …


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Need a Competitive Edge? Practice Pilates as your Secret Weapon

That’s pretty incredible that you can run a 7-minute mile or bench press your body weight. But can you touch your toes? How do you feel the next day after a race or game? If you have no flexibility and feel sore and stiff for days after your event, Pilates …


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What’s a Diastasis?

During a prenatal yoga class last week, another yogi asked a question that alarms all pregnant women- she said she had been in a Pilates class, and the instructor told her (from looking at her from across the room) that her abs had split and she needed to be careful …


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Frequently Asked Question: Will Pilates Help Me Lose Weight?

“Will Pilates help me lose weight?” is a question we frequently hear from those new to the practice. It’s a great question, and definitely a critical point to consider as you start any new exercise routine. Pilates is an exercise discipline that focuses on strength training, muscular stability and flexibility. …


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Recipes: Staff Picks for the Best Juices

Doctors and health professionals recommend four to five cups of fruit and vegetables daily for women and five to six cups for men. How in the world can we possibly pack in that many fruit and vegetables daily, with our demanding routines of juggling work, family, exercise and a social …


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Posture & Relief Tips for Preggos

Pregnancy is such a blessing—the gift of new life and miracle of childbirth. And then there are the other “blessings” that accompany pregnancy: heartburn, constipation, tiredness, AND the miracle of childbirth. Most women would agree that one of the longest lasting pregnancy issues is aches and pains, especially back pain. …


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Love Pilates? Become a Pilates Instructor.

The first two classes of the year have passed, but it’s never too late to join the Balanced Body Teacher in Training workshops at Simply Balanced. Our next workshop is Mat 2 on March 14th.  If you pride yourself on the perfect roll down, show your friends the “Rolling like …


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Wear high heels often? Stretching tips to offset feet, leg and back pain

“High heels are pleasure with pain” -Christian Louboutin  Ladies, we spend our work days and nights out in heels. Peep-toe D’Orsays, pumps, stilettos, platform wedges, pointed t-straps, espadrilles, sling backs…sassy, too tall, five-inch heels. Yes, we look amazing, our shoes are fabulous and we love them and the compliments we …


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Get your Yoga on at Simply Balanced Nashville!

Maybe you get your Pilates on a few times a week here at Simply Balanced. But now, there’s no better time to get your yoga on! A little over a year ago we added yoga to our repetoire here at Simply Balanced because we completely believe in the way it …


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