The holidays are filled with friends, family, and many things occurring at once which can be fun, yet stressful at the same time.
One way to keep the stress at a low but your spirits lifted is to incorporate some mind-body training of Pilates or yoga. These can be done on a mat, however, try incorporating a few movements from Pilates on your Total Gym followed by some warrior poses from yoga.
All exercises of these two modalities can be performed by using the Total Gym.
*Smile muscles; a common term in Pilates means: The muscles at the base of your buttocks, where the backs of your thighs insert into your pelvis. They form a smiling U shape under each buttock when engaged.
Maria Sollon Scally MS, CSCS holds a Masters Degree in Performance Enhancement/ Injury Prevention and Kinesiology. She has obtained numerous certifications in various areas of fitness and is a national fitness conference presenter. Maria specializes in Pilates, Performance Coaching, and Corrective Exercise Techniques. She is a Master Trainer for Total Gym, Resist-a-Ball, Body Blade, and MVe Peak Pilates. Maria teaches traditional and progressive fitness classes throughout Southeast Florida. She has also added her own brand of classes suited for her more advanced training clients. Maria is also active in free lance writing for Fitness accredited magazines. www.groovysweat.com