6 Easy Steps to Prevent Back Pain

Published February 25th, 2014 in Blog

If you experience back pain, you are not alone. 80% of Americans experience back pain at some point during their lives. But what if, instead, you didn’t have to suffer that pain? What if you could save yourself the time spent in bed from back pain, or get back the hours you lost icing your […]

5 Tips for Getting Rid of Back Pain Fast

Published February 19th, 2014 in Blog

According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 75%-85% of people will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Fortunately, in about 90% of cases, people can decrease their pain without surgery. So what can you do to avoid going under the knife while still getting fast pain relief? 1. REST If your […]

Want to Look Good in the Buff for Valentine’s Day?

Published February 11th, 2014 in Blog

Rather than giving sweets, what if you impressed your Valentine with your own sweet bod this Valentine’s Day? Sure, you could always keep the lights off. But why not look and feel good in the buff?! These four exercises will help you tighten, tone, and stay flexible for the friskiness that comes after the flowers […]

4 Partner Stretches to Rock Your Partner’s World on Valentine’s Day

Published February 5th, 2014 in Blog

No matter where you are in your athletic endeavors, whether you’re a fitness fanatic or you just go to the gym a couple of times a week, one fact holds true for all: stretching is good. Stretching improves performance, increases range of motion, and decreases muscle soreness. But, do you know what else improves athletic […]

Finding Your Body’s Balance

Published January 28th, 2014 in Blog

With more people living sedentary lives, we are losing touch with our bodies. This is causing an array of health problems, because our bodies were not meant to be immobile. Remember, sitting can kill you. To add to the problem, our lives have gotten more urgent. Texts, emails, snapchats, Facebook messages, and tweets all have […]

Prepare for Disaster

Published January 21st, 2014 in Blog

Uh-oh. Just like that, you’re lying flat on the floor. You’re home alone. Your phone is in your purse. And your purse, well, it’s sitting next to your desk… in the other room. You try to move. OUCH! Too painful. You tweaked, twisted, or twerked in some unnatural way. And now your back is out. […]

Starting is Hard. Routine is Harder.

Published January 14th, 2014 in Blog

Here we are, fifteen days into the the New Year. The excitement of 2014 has started to settle as we get back to our lives, post-holiday-season. As we return to “normal” life, perhaps those New Year’s resolutions have started to wane a bit. Slowly we slip back into our old habits… our old way of […]

New Year’s Resolutions? No Way.

Published January 7th, 2014 in Blog

I hate New Year’s resolutions. When I was little, I used to make a ridiculously long list of all the things I wanted to change about myself in the new year. I might accomplish a few days of abiding by my entire list but, if I slipped up one day, my new years resolutions flew […]

Getting Older is a Pain in the…

Published December 18th, 2013 in Blog

I constantly hear my friends, from 20-somethings to 60-somethings, complaining about some new physical ailment. And, as a trainer, I’ve heard it all from, “My muscles just don’t bounce back like they used to,” to, “Doc says I need surgery.” Let’s face it, getting older is a pain in the you-know-what. But, unless we find […]

Ho, Ho…Ouch.

Published December 11th, 2013 in Blog

It happens suddenly. One particular evening, you’re minding your own business, sliding down chimneys, delivering presents. And then, suddenly, searing back pain. Ever wonder what exactly happens when you “throw your back out?” Though you can’t really “throw your back out,” that immobilizing pain is definitely real. Normally, intense back pain stems from one specific […]

Keep Calm and Arch On

Published December 3rd, 2013 in Blog

Around the holidays life always gets a little more hectic. There seems to always be MORE: more family members in town, more gifts to buy, more food to eat, more parties to attend, and more work to do before the end of the year. We’re so preoccupied with everybody else that we find it hard […]

Two Spoonfuls of Thankfulness for Good Health

Published November 26th, 2013 in Blog

On Monday, I awoke at 3AM, sick as a dog, unable to go back to bed. By 7AM, I couldn’t even hold down water. When my fiancé, Spike, saw me curled up on the couch with left-over mascara encircling my eyes, and a sick bucket in hand, he was ready to throw me into the […]

Survival of the Weakest?

Published November 19th, 2013 in Blog

Trapped at her desk, in her fifth 14+ hour workday in a row, she had thrown health to the wind: forgetting to eat, drinking coffee to stay alert, and then binging on carbs for sustenance. She glanced up, seeing her boss reach for a second bag of chips that day. Her boss caught her stare. […]

Not Another Piece of Exercise Equipment!

Published November 13th, 2013 in Blog

Whether it’s fresh off an infomercial, or the latest celebrity endorsement, there always seems to be a new exercise craze just around the corner…and another piece of exercise equipment to go with it. Your initial inspiration wanes and, eventually, that monstrous machine, promising six-pack abs in “just thirty minutes a day,” ends up stuffed into […]

Babies on the Brain…and the Body

Published November 12th, 2013 in Blog

This past weekend, I attended a baby shower for a close friend. I’ve known her since I was five and it still amazes me that, soon, she’ll be a mommy. Just earlier this year, I was attending her wedding! As a newly engaged woman, this baby shower got me thinking about one thing… growing older. […]

The Secret to Keeping Your Body Young

Published November 6th, 2013 in Blog

Everyone, especially here in Hollywood, is searching for the “Fountain of Youth,” a simple quick fix to keep you looking twenty-five forever. What if I told you there really is a magical way to feel and look younger forever? The only caveat to this magical remedy of youth is that you would have to do […]

WARNING: Is Sitting Killing You?

Published October 28th, 2013 in Blog

In our computer driven world, our technologies have gotten smarter while our bodies have gotten fatter, frailer, and…well, there’s another f-word…I’m sure you can figure out. We now have to make a conscious effort to  get our bodies to catch up with our brains! Did you know that humans sit nowadays for an average of […]

Your Body as a Rubber Band

Published October 25th, 2013 in Blog

Open up a fresh bag of rubber bands. Take one out. Stretch it in all different directions. Heck, shoot it across the room. Watch it fly. Pick it up. Feel the elasticity between your fingers. Repeat the next day. The rubber band is still flexible, right? Now put in in the darkest most forgotten corner of […]

How to Take Back a Little of Your Life and Still Earn a Living

Published September 11th, 2013 in Blog

Okay, so you’ve, made a decent living, you have some great stories to tell, you bought a house, some toys, you found a wonderful companion and maybe even became a parent. Your work really hasn’t changed that much, except for the fact that, with most industries in this country, the economy of producing the product […]

Where do I put my Body Archer?

Published August 13th, 2013 in Blog

Fit for your home, office, gym AND nursery? Yes, it is! You can design your Body Archer to fit right into any room of your home or office, even the nursery. The Body Archer makes an excellent rocking chair for soothing your bundle of joy to sleep, as you sit and stretch your hips by […]

One Simple Way to Make Your Pilates Studio More Money

Published August 13th, 2013 in Blog

Do you want your Pilates Studio to bring in more revenue? Of course! That’s why we created the Affiliate Program for Health & Fitness Professionals. As a Pilates instructor for years, I referred hundreds of my clients to different in-home stretching equipment. Some of them even went as far as buying the Pilates Barrel. That’s […]

What Happens When I Don’t Sit With Good Posture?

Published July 13th, 2013 in Blog

Not much at first. You may feel some tightness in your shoulders and hips, or your neck and back might feel a little stiff. But initially, aside from a little soreness, it will seem that sitting with poor posture is fine. For a little while. It isn’t until years down the road when those nasty […]

Surrounded by Spine Surgeries

Published June 19th, 2013 in Blog

Saying that spine surgery is rough is probably one of the gross understatements of the century. (But, unlike the centuries before ours, thank goodness we have the technology to do it, when it’s needed.) I personally have never experienced spine surgery and I pray that, with my Pilates, regular additional exercise, and healthy lifestyle, I will […]

Behind the Scenes of The Body Archer® Back Stretching Machine

Published June 11th, 2013 in Blog

We had so much fun at our Body Archer photoshoot that we wanted to share the excitement with all of you in an exclusive, behind the scenes video! Bob & Kim put their creative genius and movie industry experience to work. Kim both art directed and produced the photoshoot, while Bob took all the amazing […]

What is Body Arching™?

Published April 29th, 2013 in Blog

Body Arching™ is a combination of spine stretching and core strengthening exercises that increase your flexibility and improves both joint health and posture, leaving you feeling reinvigorated! Whether you are a professional athlete, active mom, or sedentary office worker, stretching the muscles is a necessity for your body’s health. Animals seem to do it automatically! […]

My Back Hurts

Published April 29th, 2013 in Blog

“My Back Hurts” Have you ever uttered those words? Research shows and doctors agree that at least 80% of people will suffer from back pain, whether it be chronic pain like a herniated disc or sciatic discomfort, or just a tight lower back or back muscle strain. Either way, back pain is no fun! Body […]

Starting an American Small Business – Part I

Published April 12th, 2013 in Blog

I think that most of us, at some point in our lives, consider the prospect of owning our own business. All it really takes to motivate us is just spending enough years working for someone else and then realizing one day how little control we have over our own professional lives. Nearly everybody likes the […]

Running for a Life – Part II

Published April 9th, 2013 in Blog

I sprained my knee. As a former dancer, I’ve danced with sprains before, so after the 2012 LA Marathon, I gave it a week before I started running again. I got 0.4 miles before shooting pain flared up. The day after that, I got 0.5 miles before the pain. I’d never had a sprain that […]

Running for a Life – Part I

Published March 21st, 2013 in Blog

I have always run for myself. Running was me time. Just me, my music, and all the prayers, thoughts, and dreams running through my head. My first marathon, the LA Marathon 2011, was a huge cathartic release. Twenty-six point two miles fueled by personal drama in the midst of the most dramatic downpour with freezing […]

A Brief History of The Body Archer™

Published February 15th, 2013 in Blog

Ever since I can remember, I’ve always had a fascination with how things work. I think I was about six or seven years old when my mother gave me one of her older watches to play with. It was back when the better watches were advertised as having a “seventeen jewel movement.” This particular watch had it printed right on the face… “Seventeen Jewels.” So, I decided it might be interesting to crack that thing open to find those seventeen jewels. I can’t remember how I got the set of tiny jewelers screwdrivers. They must have been my dad’s. Anyway, I took that watch completely apart and I learned a little about how they work. I’m not sure whether I spotted all seventeen of those jewels! And, of course, that watch never quite got put back together!

Back-Bender Benefits

Published February 4th, 2013 in Blog

Recently in yoga, I discovered that I am a back-bender. I much prefer to be upside down with my body arching backwards. (Secretly I am hoping that this will reverse the gravitational pull on my face, which will help prevent the onslaught of wrinkles.)

Breathing into the Pain

Published February 4th, 2013 in Blog

Getting beaten up and beaten down hurts. Period. But for professional boxers, it’s an everyday occurrence. The first movie I wrote as a screenwriter, BRO’ took place in the high flying world of freestyle motocross. After it’s successful national distribution with Lionsgate, I wanted to switch sports and set my next film in the world […]