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As co-founder of MOVE Wellness®, Elaine Economou helps people move with ease, strength, and joy. Her passion is empowering people to understand their unique bodies and build strength to support moving well through their unique life. Elaine has created Movement Essentials: Getting Started with Pilates to help people move well and live a life they love – wherever and whenever.

Latest Posts By Elaine Economou

2 months ago

Your Daily Movement “Vitamins”: Stay Mobile with This Simple Daily Exercise Routine (VIDEO)

Finding the motivation to exercise daily can be a challenge. When our to-do list and other priorities accumulate, it can leave us vulnerable to neglecting our fitness routine. We tell ourselves I don’t have time… Maybe later…

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4 months ago

How to Use Mindful Movement to Decrease Stress

The key to relieving stress is tuning in to what is happening in your body and what you need in the moment to calm your nervous system. Mindful movement helps make this possible. We’ve heard the expression “put your own oxygen mask on first”…

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5 months ago

What Is Pilates Breathing and Why Is It Important?

What is the best abdominal workout? In my 25 years as a Pilates and fitness instructor, nearly every client I’ve worked with has asked me this question. And here’s what I tell them: breathing. If you are breathing as you should be, with ease and balance…

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7 months ago

How to Keep Up Your Fitness Routine While Traveling

Once upon a time keeping up with a fitness routine while traveling was a daunting task. Now, there are plenty of resources available to support you, and I have a few tips and tricks to keep you feeling great on your trip. Maybe you are traveling to a new…

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9 months ago

Mindful Moments: Simple Daily Practices in 10 Minutes or Less

Do you have a mindfulness routine? A lot of us would automatically associate mindfulness with meditation and we’d be right. Meditation is a form of mindfulness, but it’s not the only way to be mindful. Mindfulness can include movement too…

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1 year ago

Counteract the Effects of Sitting with These Simple Exercises for a Sedentary Lifestyle (VIDEO)

There’s plenty of research out there to tell us that the cumulative effects of sitting, either at a desk all day or because of a sedentary lifestyle, can have a negative impact on our health. A 2014 study by Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic…

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2 years ago

Is Pilates Strength Training? Yes, and Here’s Why!

Traditional strength training and Pilates have a lot in common. Loading the muscles with weights in traditional strength training and with springs, props, and body weight in Pilates puts forces onto the muscles and bones that build strength…

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2 years ago

Have Osteoporosis? Strengthen Your Bones with These Exercises

Maintaining healthy bones is a lifelong endeavor, and it’s never too early or late to get started. When it comes to dealing with osteoporosis or osteopenia, keep this simple mantra in mind: Move more, not less…

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2 years ago

Low Impact Workouts for Beginners: Instructions and Video

If you’ve made the decision to bring more movement into your life, congratulations! That commitment to yourself is the first step. And it’s a big one. Now it’s time to find the right workout…

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2 years ago

Starting Pilates at 60: An Efficient and Safe Way to Exercise

The idea of trying something new can be daunting. For many, hearing the word Pilates may conjure up an image of a flexible, youthful body performing challenging choreography or maybe a large group of people…

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