1. Are Thighs Supposed to Touch?

    Confession . . . my thighs touch.  At the height of my professional dance career in my 20’s, my thighs touched. Perhaps the idea that thighs are not supposed to touch came from people suffering with eating disorders or from our pop culture? Photo editing and Duck tape techniques for magazine cove…Read More

  2. The Master and the Servant

    Every week I listen to clients tell me that they just want their bodies to do what they want them to do.  They really want their bodies to look, feel and act like they used to.  When we are young, we take on the idea that our mind is the master, and our body is the servant.  Our bodies act as sla…Read More

  3. Do You Have a Bully in Your Body?

    Following an injury, we are often told that certain muscles are weak and need to be strengthened.  Since most stories have two sides, I want to talk about the other side of the story.  It has been my experience that often along with a weak or inhibited muscle lives a shortened hypertonic muscle th…Read More

  4. Do You Move Like a Stick Figure?

    A few years ago I was teaching a 6th grade school teacher who came to the conclusion in my session that she moved like a stick figure. We learn to draw bodies at a very early age as a stick torso, stick arms and legs, and a circle for the head. Very few people actually enhance their people drawing s…Read More

  5. Moving With Intention

    A difficult thing for me to watch is people flapping their arms or legs around mindlessly in an attempt at exercising. I refer to it as 'auto-pilot exercising.' Having come from a modern dance background, I was taught that all movement needed purpose, and I believe that to be true. When movement has…Read More

  6. A Few Benefits of Meditation

    SMARTCore Fitness Method in Franklin is your source for fitness and holistic health—that’s why we offer a wide variety of classes that can improve the muscular, lymphatic, fascial, and cardiovascular systems of the body. But for holistic health, you can’t just have a healthy body—you need a …Read More

  7. Choosing a SMARTCore Fitness Class

    As Franklin’s fitness experts, SMARTCore Fitness Method is in a league of its own in helping people achieve better strength, mobility, posture, alignment, and holistic health. But even with our fitness center right around the corner, it can be hard to decide which fitness class is right for your f…Read More

  8. The Benefits of Pilates

    As Franklin’s fitness and pilates expert, SMARTCore Fitness Method is dedicated to providing you with fitness programs that improve your body’s fitness, alignment, and holistic health. That’s why we offer a diverse range of pilates, reflexology, bodywork, and meditation sessions. In today’s …Read More

  9. Posture Effects Everything

    Posture Effects Everything One of my favorite quotes from a very old book by Mabel Ellsworth Todd, the Thinking Body, depicts how you can determine a person’s status in life by their posture and movement habits. “The explorer and the pioneer stand up; the prisoner and the slave crouch; the saint…Read More