Immunity: not only nutrition

This’s how I keep my immune system strong and healthy through NUTRITION.Today I home made a “Broccoli & chickpeas soup”, simply a booster of proteins and vitamins.Besides stress, training and nutrition, many other factors can affect immunity.1. Dieting and nutritional stress: not getting enough energy or nutrients can suppress the immune system.2. Over-eating it mayContinue reading “Immunity: not only nutrition”

Have you ever dreamt of "flying" on a Cadillac?

Now you can do it (and no need to be billionaire), just need to join a Pilates session on one of the best equipment ever invented by Jo!Apparently, during World War 1, Joseph Pilates was imprisoned in a camp on the Isle of Man and worked with sick and wounded people in one of theContinue reading “Have you ever dreamt of "flying" on a Cadillac?”

What's your favorite Pilates equipment?

My answer changes every day although the Reformer is certainly in my top 3 and I’ll forever keep promoting free-body movement.Far from being a torture apparatus, the Reformer allows exercises to be done in all positions and for the entire body.It’s just spectacular for ATHLETES, like runners, tennis and golf players.Don’t read this wrong: ReformerContinue reading “What's your favorite Pilates equipment?”

Be grateful for keeping your body fit!

Let’s start with an absolute statement: exercise should never be a punishment.Not even for eating too much, cause this’d be the first step towards ruining your relationship both with food and exerciseNot even for “earning” some more kcal before a sumptuous lunch.Getting out of track can happen, we’re humans and it happens to all ofContinue reading “Be grateful for keeping your body fit!”

Runners/Cardio lovers… this's for you!

I’m often asked “How much should I run?” or “Why am I running 5 km everyday and I don’t get any improvement?”.As a coach and an ex-competitive runner, I feel the duty to give precise instructions about this topic, although please consider there’re many more factors to be evaluated when you approach to running. FirstContinue reading “Runners/Cardio lovers… this's for you!”

"In the small ladder, there's the good wine.” “Nella botte piccola, c’è il vino buono”

Indeed the Pilates Chair is the smallest of all Pilates Apparatus but is definitively the n. 1 for athletes, men and advanced practitioners.If the Reformer strengthens and the Cadillac heals, with the Chair your body will really be sculpted like never before ‘cause there’s no muscle left unused throughout each exercises.I love the Chair ’cause, despite its name, itContinue reading “"In the small ladder, there's the good wine.” “Nella botte piccola, c’è il vino buono””

The Art Of Stillness.

March 6th, 2020.Today I was supposed to leave for 3 fabulous weeks of holidays, in which I should have visited friends and family at home, snowboarded in Switzerland, then enjoyed Barça with Francesca @frensis46 and finally gathering with my beloved Diana @dianapagano_yoga_pilates in Fuerteventura.Instead… Today I learnt that sometimes We have to stop trying to force things to happen.Continue reading “The Art Of Stillness.”

Immunity System – something to keep in mind.

We all like to be and stay healthy. And certainly part of this comes from a healthy immune system. In this 21st century life, lots of stressors can easily compromise our immune system, either up-regulating or down-regulating its response.In the first case, the immune system itself attacks health tissue; in the second, we become immuno-compromised.WhichContinue reading “Immunity System – something to keep in mind.”