Posts by Betsy Walker

East Lake Woman: ‘I’m Glad I Have Scoliosis’

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

See on – pilates When Debbie Ordes started helping fellow scoliosis patients more than 10 years ago, she didn’t know just how far it would go. Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight: It is so great to see that the medical community is better able to treat Scoliosis. However,  for my clients who have scoliosis and do not want surgery, they work hard to elongate, strengthen, and gain the body awareness through pilates.  In my teaching scoliosis clients, I teach and have had success with the scoliosis exercises, pilates modifications and methods for elongation, breathing, and strengthening, taught by Karena Lineback, author of “Scolio...

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How to Build Your Bone Health With The Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge

Posted by on Jul 20, 2013 in Bone Health, Colorado Get Movin' Challenge, Core Align Pilates, Exercise | 0 comments

Build Bone Health through the Colorado Get Movin’ Challenge Calling all Colorado residents- are you concerned about your bone health? I encourage you to join me and take advantage of the Colorado Get Movin’ Colorado to improve your bone density this August. Just log 30 Minutes of walking a day or any form of exercise from August 1-30  and help prove Colorado is the healthiest state in the nation.  It takes three weeks to build a habit, Why not make a healthy habit and build strong bones while you are at it.  Already doing it?  Give your friends the gift of bone health by Inviting them to do the challenge with you! Exercise is always more fun with friends,...

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California State-Wide Fracture Screening Finds Majority at Risk

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

See on – pilates American Bone Health’s vision to end osteoporosis and our connection to the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE). Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight: As a Denver Colorado based volunteer for American Bone Health (ABH) and a PMA-Certified Pilates instructor, I use the Fracture Risk Calculator and two free ABH educational presentations to educate and bring awareness to people about preventing osteoprosis and fractures for those with low bone density.  If you or your organization would like more information about having one of our trained volunteers do fracture risk screenings or are interested in our free...

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Nicole LaBonde – Journal – 5 Things You Need to Know About Pilates!

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

See on – pilates Nicole on the Wunda Chair. A friend of mine owns a Pilates studio in Philadelphia ( Trullo Pila… Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight: I would like people to know that pilates is about prevention.  The way we move our bodies, sit and stand often will cause problems for us as we age- athletes included!  For example,  we often see people (young-old) walking around slumped over- the precursor to osteoporosis, neck and shoulder problems.  Or they have poor leg alignment affecting feet, ankles, hips, back and ultimately neck as they age.  Want to stay out of the doctor’s office, find a comprehensively trained and PMA certified...

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5 Strength Training Exercises for Runners – Diets In Review (blog)

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in Core Align Pilates | 0 comments

See on – pilates 5 Strength Training Exercises for Runners Diets In Review (blog) Cross training day is the time to do something other than your sport to help prevent injury from repetitive stress and work on activities that help you do what you do better. Betsy Blandford Walker‘s insight: Most these exercises come from Pilates- a great cross training method for runners. Additionally when runners come to me with soreness or hip pains, I like to work hip mobility exercises. Try lying down with a theraband wrapped over the foot. Holding both ends, circle the leg without moving the pelvis. You can get some great stretches with the band too!...

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