The Workout: Georgina Pazcoguin

The Workout: Georgina Pazcoguin

Sock walk: As soon as she wakes up, Pazcoguin pulls on compression socks and takes her dog for an hour walk in Central Park. Their heavy elasticity alleviates recurring toe and joint pain in her right foot. “They help increase circulation at the start of the...
Got Sore Heels? Try This Exercise

Got Sore Heels? Try This Exercise

This story originally appeared in the December 2014/January 2015 issue of Pointe. Until recently, stretching was thought to be one of the best ways to counter plantar fasciitis, or heel pain caused when connective tissue under the foot becomes irritated. Just mention...
Your Best Body – 5-Minute Pilates

Your Best Body – 5-Minute Pilates

5-Minute Pilates Pilates has long been a go-to warm-up for ballet dancers, promising longer, stronger muscles and a more powerful, connected core. Experienced practitioners can even whiz through the beginning mat series—a group of 18 exercises—in just 10...
Ask Amy: June/July 2009

Ask Amy: June/July 2009

Have a question? Click here to send it to Amy and she might answer it in an upcoming issue! I’ve been dancing for eight years and still have poor turnout. I’ve tried many techniques and stretches, but nothing helps. Any advice? — Allison, Kansas...
The Six-Pack Scorcher

The Six-Pack Scorcher

Pilates has officially replaced crunches as the top technique to tone your six-pack. A recent study at Auburn University at Montgomery proved “The Teaser” activates 39 percent more of your abdominal muscles and 266 percent more of your external obliques than...
Even Happier Holidays

Even Happier Holidays

Gobble down your Thanksgiving feast guilt-free this year. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, recently found that women who performed moderate-intensity cardio exercise before overeating actually increased their metabolism. Instead of turning into...

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