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29 11, 2016

The Benefits of Massage Therapy

2017-05-18T19:35:25+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Written By: Rena Hembrock

Come utilize the NutriFormance Massage team for your self care!  Our Massage Therapists know how to reach therapeutic goals; each session is different and client focused.

Effects of Massage Therapy are seen on a cellular level by improving tissue health and repair. Releasing adhesions and separating muscle fibers benefit your body on a physical level. There are many physiological and psychological changes and positive effects of massage. Such as:

  • Decreased Blood pressure
  • Improved Heart rate
  • Helps Ease Anxiety and depression
  • Promotes optimal joint function and flexibility
  • Stimulates parasympathetic nervous system (relaxation response)
  • Sharpens body awareness
  • Releases endorphins and enkephalins
  • Increased circulation
  • Speeds lymph fluid movement
  • Encourages full complete breathing
  • Improved digestion with relaxation
  • Increased mental clarity
  • Tissue Repair
  • Lowered Cancer-related fatigue
  • Alleviated Low back pain
  • Manages Osteoarthritis of the knee
  • Reduced post-operative pain
  • Boosts the body’s immune system functioning
  • Decreased symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Reduced headache frequency
  • Eases alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  • Decreased pain in cancer patients
  • Lessens Fibromyalgia discomfort
  • Diminished Inflammation from exercise

A multitude of recent research shows a direct correlation between massage therapy and improved cardiovascular health; the immediate results of lowered blood pressure can last up to 72 hours after massage. As with anything, check with your health care providers and ask if they recommend this as a part of your wellness.

Pain is a major public health concern, affecting approximately 100 million Americans.  Pain is multi-dimensional and may be better addressed through an integrative approach; Massage Therapy is conditionally recommended for reducing pain.

Schedule a massage to experience these wonderful benefits today!

For more information email Amyp@nutriformance.com

 

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13 07, 2016

Cooking for 1 or 2

2017-05-18T19:35:46+00:00 July 13th, 2016|Nutrition, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips & Tricks

Cooking for two people day after day, meal after meal can be time consuming, exhausting, and down right frustrating.  Therefore, many people opt for premade entrees and snacks to satisfy their hunger cues.  However, many of these frozen, prepackaged items are expensive and laden with sugar, salt, and dangerous chemicals.  Homemade cooking is the healthier, most affordable option- it only requires a little upfront patience and strategic planning.  In the end, it will save you time, energy, and money!

Grains

1.Cook a batch of whole grains such as brown rice or barley and freeze in individual portions in a zip-top bag.

2.Have a six-pack of whole-grain English muffins or a whole loaf of bread? Tuck those extras into the freezer for another day.

3. Visit the bulk bins grocery stores. You can buy exactly what you need with no waste.

Fruits & Vegetables

1. Don’t be afraid to buy frozen. Just watch out for hidden sugars or sauces

2. Only buy what you can reasonably eat before the produce perishes.

3. Be strategic. Enjoy your most perishable fresh produce like berries and spinach early in the week.

Proteins

1. Eggs can make a meal happen in a flash, anytime! They are an excellent source of protein and contain a bounty of nutrients such as vitamin D.

2. Buy a whole package of meat or poultry and wrap individual portions in freezer-safe paper

For further questions or to schedule an appointment, contact Jen at Jens@NutriFormance.com

You can find the recipes, tips, and meal plans as well as Team RD’s “How to” Video Series on www.NutriFormance.com blog.

3 06, 2014

Join us at Athleta in June

2014-06-03T12:26:56+00:00 June 3rd, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join us at Athleta in Plaza Frontenac Saturdays in June for fitness, education, relaxation, and of course – shopping!

Time: 8:30-9:30 am

Shop Athleta and meet their wonderful staff before Plaza Frontenac opens to the public!

Location: Athleta Store inside Plaza Frontenac

Bring: your yoga/Pilates mat, yourself, family, and friends!

Complimentary chair massages will be available as well following the nutrition and fitness event! Chair massages will be provided by our amazing NutriFormance Massage Therapy team!

June 7th:  Truth or Diet – Emily Bailey, RD, LD (nutrition presentation) and Jill Voyles (Pilates workout)

June 14th: Sports Nutrition – Ellie Huff, RD, LD (nutrition presentation) and Kim Wallis (Tabata workout)

June 21st: Are you what you eat? – Emily Bailey, RD, LD (nutrition presentation) and Eli Burkart (yoga workout)

June 28th: Anti-inflammatory Nutrition – Emily Freeman, MS, RD, LD (nutrition presentation and Core Barre workout)

29 09, 2013

Meet the NutriFormance Pilates Team

2017-05-18T19:36:33+00:00 September 29th, 2013|Pilates, Sports Performance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our highly skilled, comprehensively trained, certified Pilates instructors each bring their own style and area of expertise to the Pilates method. Our clients have goals ranging from injury rehabilitation to sports performance and everything in between. Our instructors can personalize a results driven Pilates program for you. Private and semi-private (2-4 people) sessions are available in our fully equipped studio.

emily_freemanEmily Freeman, RD, LD, STOTT Pilates

Emily became the youngest certified Pilates instructor to complete the STOTT Pilates training in Springfield, MO in 2008 during her collegiate career. Her personal success with the method inspired her to add Pilates instruction to her career as a registered dietitian. Emily helps her clients achieve their goals with a focus on strength, body awareness, flexibility, breathing and overall balance.

photo 4Jessica Wynn, BS, CSCS, Balanced Body Pilates

Jessica was already a personal trainer and sport performance coach when she decided to complete her Pilates certification. After receiving her BS in Fitness and Sports Medicine, she joined the moved to North Carolina to join the renowned  Duke University Diet and Fitness Center as an Exercise Specialist. Jessica’s attention to detail helps her clients realize the benefits of the personalized approach she brings to her Pilates programs.

 

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Eli Burkhart, Pilates Unlimited, Just Practice Yoga

Eli is classically trained in Pilates with a bio-mechanical focus. Her fusion of the Pilates method with her passion for power yoga allows Eli to create programs that bring balance, alignment and peace to her students while still challenging them physically. She enjoys helping people realize their learn to tap into their core to help them overcome discomfort and gain overall strength.

 

6 03, 2013

Rock the Vote!

2017-05-18T19:36:46+00:00 March 6th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

For three consecutive years, we have been voted the Best Gym/Personal Training in St. Louis on the Ladue News Platinum List! This honor has inspired us to be even better!

Help us keep our title by voting here: LADUE NEWS PLATINUM LIST 2013 
We are passionate about making a difference in our clients lives. Through fitness, nutrition, massage, Pilates or physical therapy.
We are the best in large part to YOU! Your trust, loyalty and support allows us to continue offer you more.
We’re proud of our progress and new additions since first being voted the best…

Elite Personal Training ~ Hybrid Athlete ~ NF Endurance Team ~ NutriFormance Pilates ~ TPI Golf Performance Training ~ New Cardio Equipment ~ Online Class Sign Up ~ New Website ~ Hybrid TRX ~ Flat Screen TVs ~ Plyo Floor ~ New Carpet/Paint ~ Facebook ~ Twitter ~ YouTube ~ Monthly Newsletter ~ In House Certification/Continuing Education (TRX, Kettlebell, Gray  Institute – Functional Hip and Knee)

AND COMING SOON…New Indoor Cycling Bikes and updated locker rooms!

30 10, 2012

TRX Golf Performance Clinic

2017-05-18T19:37:02+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Uncategorized|6 Comments

The 6 week clinic runs from November 7th through December 12th. The group will meet once a week on Wednesdays from 11:30-12:15 in the Group Fitness Studio. Greg Barker, TPI Certified Golf Fitness Professional, will incorporate TRX Suspension, foam rollers and other functional training tools to improve core stability, balance and motor learning.

View our golf specific videos here…NutriFormance TPI

6 Week Clinic* = $119+tax

Please contact Greg Barker at gregb@NutriFormance.com to sign up. Space is limited.

*Missed sessions will be forfeited. No make ups.

30 10, 2012

Take Our Pilates Challenge

2017-05-18T19:37:02+00:00 October 30th, 2012|Events, Group Fitness, Pilates, Uncategorized|0 Comments

In 10 sessions you will feel a difference, in 20 you will see the difference, and in 30 you will have a whole new body. – Joseph Pilates

Take our Pilates challenge and earn FREE Pilates lessons in our fully equipped studio!

The challenge: Take 8 Mat Pilates classes during the month of November to see and feel the benefits of the Pilates Method. In addition to increased balance and flexibility, a stronger core,  and better postural alignment, we will reward you with FREE Pilates training in our fully equipped studio!

Sign up: Please contact us if you would like to participate. Then be sure to check in at the front desk when you attend class so that we can track your attendance.

 

The following classes are part of the challenge…

  • Monday 10:30am Mat Pilates with Emily
  • Tuesday 8:30am Mat Pilates with Emily
  • Thursday 8:30am Mat Pilates with Eli
  • Thursday 5:30pm Pilates for Athletes with Emily
  • Sunday 8:30am Mat Pilates with Maria