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Lisa Byrne Certified Pilates Instructor

Lisa Byrne is the owner and chief creative officer at Pilates for Sport, LLC in Bucks County, Pa. She has her B.S in Exercise Physiology and is a Certified Pilates Instructor. Lisa has operated her fully equipped Pilates studio since 1999 and has been in the Health and Fitness Industry for 23 years. The studio space is home to private sessions, small group training, and the outdoor circuit buffet, sure to get anyone grooving. Visitors to the movement studio span the range and include average Boomers looking for diversity; young people with Asperger's-Autism; hard core athletes looking to ‘loosen up'; and those in need of chronic pain management through movement.

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Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough

Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Massage therapists make my job really challe…Why Massage Therapis…Why Massage Therapists Make My Job Tough By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Massage therapists make my job really challenging. Some. Not all. I’m using this particular profession as the first I pick on. Chiropractors and physical therapists are next. Every one of these professionals does something to the person they’re treating. You know what that is? It’s the doing. They do to the person. The person in front of them has a passive experience. It’s the being done to I’m referring…

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Park Once, Gain Immeasurably

Park Once, Gain Immeasurably By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert  One Stop Shopping. Do you have in your nea…Park Once, Gain Imme…Park Once, Gain Immeasurably By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert  One Stop Shopping. Do you have in your nearby town one of these grand shopping centers/complexes that offer ‘one stop shopping’? It’s like a self-contained outlet that can provide everything you need. Seems obvious the idea is to provide an efficient convenience for you as a shopper. Of  course the idea is also to sell more products if it’s all in one place. Simple shopping centers of old with a supermarket, drugstore, dry …

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Food shopping: Everyone’s Delight

Food shopping: Everyone’s Delight. By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert I like to go food shopping between 5:30 – …Food shopping: Every…Food shopping: Everyone’s Delight. By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert I like to go food shopping between 5:30 – 6am on the weekdays. This way I can do my business, avoid crowds, and return ready for the day.  As you can imagine at that hour there aren’t a lot of shoppers.  It’s quite a delight for me. But this past Sunday, I decided to swing by at about 1pm. It was crowded but Wegman’s had plenty of manpower to handle it. When done, I like to load ALL my bags on me so I can leave my cart a…

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Sure, You May Be Able to Walk and Chew Gum at the Same Time, BUT Can You Walk Backwards? It\’s More Challenging Than You Might Think…

By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Recently, the New York Times Magazine featured a great article about running in rever…By Lisa Byrne, B.S E…By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW’s Boomer Women’s Fitness Expert Recently, the New York Times Magazine featured a great article about running in reverse. I\'ve noodled this post to reflect something we can all relate to better: walking in reverse. Walking is one of the simplest ways to get movement in anywhere. Actually, it\'s one of the best things you can do for your body. Walking as movement, as exercise, as a sport even, doesn\'t need to get in your way. So get out of its way. Let\'s flip all this walk-a-thon talk and go back…

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“Oh and By The Way I Want To Strengthen My Core”

"Oh and By The Way I Want To Strengthen My Core" By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert "Really?" I say. Rarely do I run into…"Oh and By The Way I…"Oh and By The Way I Want To Strengthen My Core" By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert "Really?" I say. Rarely do I run into a person whether new in the studio or someone I meet that doesn\'t include that statement in our conversation. I\'ve learned that following up with a question tells me more about what they think they know verses what they say. "So, what does that mean to you?" The answers usually pertain to them hand gesturing or even patting their belly, responding "I want to tighten up". And then sometimes t…

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Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health?

Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health? By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert We have something in common right off the bat. …Are You Sitting Your…Are You Sitting Yourself to Bad Health? By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert We have something in common right off the bat. Chances are you\'re sitting down while reading this just like I\'m sitting here at my laptop while writing this article. How long you been sitting? If it\'s more than 55 minutes, get up. Yep, get up. Blood is getting stuck in your legs, and pooled at your feet. If your knees are bent you\'re further impeding the return flow back to your heart. That sitting position does 3 other unfavorable t…

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Reduce Arthritis Pain With These 5 Exercises

Reduce Arthritis Pain With These 5 Exercises By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert All this talk about functional fitness, bu…Reduce Arthritis Pai…Reduce Arthritis Pain With These 5 Exercises By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert All this talk about functional fitness, but first, what\'s even functional living? Functional living is being able to move how you want, when you want. You don\'t want to be limited to one direction, or avoiding this move or that move. Stiff and achey joints can slow you down so much that you don\'t even want to exercise. But remember, the health of every joint matters. That means your large joints like hips and knees, space between yo…

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Dump The Gym, Here’s Your Affordable Fitness Alternative

Dump The Gym, Here\'s Your Affordable Fitness Alternative By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert You really hate the gym. …Dump The Gym, Here\'…Dump The Gym, Here\'s Your Affordable Fitness Alternative By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert You really hate the gym. It\'s crowded, annoying, and you\'re unsure you can actually keep those resolutions. Old thinking in a new year will sink you by Leap Day. Sounds like this: you join a gym, commit to a M,W,F meet up at 6am with girlfriend MaryBeth, or buddy Joe. Get in your cardio, pump some weights, sneak in some abs, and pretend to stretch. Shower and you\'re out the door. This ends around second week of Feb…

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Get Real and Get Moving… Now!

Get Real and Get Moving... Now! By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert When the New York Times showcases a health and fitne…Get Real and Get Mov…Get Real and Get Moving... Now! By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert When the New York Times showcases a health and fitness article I like to skim the comments. No matter how brilliant, mind changing, eye opening or informational the article seems, comments tell the real story. If you listento the feedback, you hear the people. I\'ve noticed that many an author falls short in relating their \'breaking story\' to regular folk. Not high performance athletes. Not those already fit. And certainly not the 30 something, …

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Hold On! Your Core is More Than You Think

Hold on! Your Core is More Than You Think By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert It’s a hard to teach someone how to ho…Hold on! Your Core i…Hold on! Your Core is More Than You Think By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert It’s a hard to teach someone how to hold onto themselves. I’m not talking about giving yourself a hug, although surely we could all use that daily. Holding onto yourself is core stability. Or is it core strength? Both? Before you move next time try this: Stop, look, and listen to your body, your mind, and your task. Do you brace yourself first? Yes, I\'m talking even if it is taking your cereal bowl to the kitchen tabl…

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Gangbusters in the Garden

Gangbusters in the Garden By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Boomers and gardening, they go well together. Too well s…Gangbusters in the G…Gangbusters in the Garden By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Boomers and gardening, they go well together. Too well sometimes. Every year it’s a similar scene: you’re going to get it all done. Today. Well, maybe this weekend. You’ve got fantastic visions of transforming the yard, the beds, and the new transplants in addition to seeding, weeding and watering. How many times have you overdone it hauling mulch, raking leaves, spreading soil or planting those 200 bulbs? Your love affair with…

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Fix These 5 for Outstanding Posture

Fix These 5 for Outstanding Posture By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Last week I joined my friend and hair stylist for…Fix These 5 for Outs…Fix These 5 for Outstanding Posture By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences | Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Last week I joined my friend and hair stylist for a bite to eat at the local pub.  She immediately noticed the bartender’s outdated hairstyle and said “Wow, I wonder who cuts her hair? She has such a beautiful face and wonderful jaw line, but the cut is not serving her all”. Donna was being completely open and honest in that inquiry.  By no means was it a slam. She thought by engaging in a conversation with the bartender she’d be able …

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Agree to These 4 For Fitness Success

Agree to These 4 For Fitness Success By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Personally, I am so tired of hearing  fitness…Agree to These 4 For…Agree to These 4 For Fitness Success By Lisa Byrne, B.S Exercise Sciences  |  Certified Pilates Instructor NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Personally, I am so tired of hearing  fitness trainers blah-blah-blah’ing the same message over and over: Write a clear plan of what you want to achieve. Commit to it. Change your attitude about exercise. Make exercise a priority. Push yourself. Think positive. Stare at an old picture of yourself and try to go back there. Believe you can. Take action. So How’s That Working Out for You? Is there really anything …

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The Simpler Way

The Simpler Way By Lisa Byrne NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Sometimes it feels so easy to NOT exercise, doesn’t it? There is some sort of weird relief in deciding to procrastinate you…The Simpler Way By …The Simpler Way By Lisa Byrne NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Sometimes it feels so easy to NOT exercise, doesn’t it? There is some sort of weird relief in deciding to procrastinate your exercise intentions for another day.  I mean, what’s the big deal, you’re going to start- just not today. With no direct effects slapping you in the face, nobody breathing down your neck  the decision is easy, no fretting. Delay until tomorrow, again. Whew. HOWEVER, the beloved New Year is approaching. That’s when everyone resolves something that usually has some relationship to fitne…

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Activate your Power

Activate your Power By Lisa Byrne, NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Believing that you have power and using it for your growth will make the biggest difference in your fitness for life …Activate your Power …Activate your Power By Lisa Byrne, NABBW's Boomer Women\'s Fitness Expert Believing that you have power and using it for your growth will make the biggest difference in your fitness for life program. I often think about the word “power” and how to get the message across about its influence. As a movement and fitness coach, part of what I teach to the women that come into the studio is how to build their strength and power for everyday life. No, I’m not talking about bulking up by pumping iron. These are Boomer women who have nothing like that on their radar. And it’s not on…

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Is Your Personal Trainer Working for You? Or Is It Time To Move On?

Is It Time To Move On? By Lisa Byrne Personal training sessions can be a considerable amount of money to invest for the sake of achieving a goal that you have deemed you cannot do alone. The r…Is It Time To Move O…Is It Time To Move On? By Lisa Byrne Personal training sessions can be a considerable amount of money to invest for the sake of achieving a goal that you have deemed you cannot do alone. The relationship that you have with your personal trainer is highly dependent upon your degree of satisfaction and their degree of professionalism. Hiring a trainer may come through word of mouth, or by your observation of what\'s around you or perhaps a good ad in the paper caught your eye. However it is that you ended up working with a trainer you want to be aware of some flags that may signal ste…

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Fall Into Fitness

The fitness profession regards September as one of the three months that stand out for people to re-commit to exercise, get in shape and begin a new program (January and May are the others). Septembe…The fitness professi…The fitness profession regards September as one of the three months that stand out for people to re-commit to exercise, get in shape and begin a new program (January and May are the others). September is one of the best months to refocus and reinvent some aspect of yourself. Why? For a few reasons. Whether or not you have children tapping into the back to school tide and energy are hard to miss. With the energy shift of entering a new grade kids surely have butterflies, but the eagerness of a new beginning fills the air. Greeting the new grade they can refocus their intentions with a whole…

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Boomer Women – Fit it in, no matter what

Boomer Women - Fit it in, no matter what With regards to your health and physical well being, how do you envision yourself, say, through the next 30 years? Looking towards that future, what matters…Boomer Women - Fit i…Boomer Women - Fit it in, no matter what With regards to your health and physical well being, how do you envision yourself, say, through the next 30 years? Looking towards that future, what matters to you now with respect to your physical well being and movement? Last year, I asked those 2 questions in the form of a survey to the Boomer women that come to my movement studio. I wasn’t just polling a bucket of Boomer women with a mean age of 57; these were the women that taught me how to teach them 10 years ago when I opened the doors. Yes, they were still with me, a lot of them. I want …

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