Why Pilates for Desk Aches and Pains

Christina Ko is an editorial director and Pilates convert. She swears by the posture, fitness and body awareness it brings to her desk-oriented work days. She’s been a member of Flex since her first Xtend Barre Cardio Blast class, which she describes as, “Baptism by fire – a regular barre session on crack… I didn’t die.” In fact, far from it, she has tried a number of classes at Flex and is an enthusiastic regular.

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Top 7 Exercises for Busting Desk-Related Pains

Bust desk-related aches and pains for good with these exercises recommended by Flex co-founder Heather. Ideal when the majority of your working day is spent hunched over a computer screen while sitting at a desk, and neck, shoulder and back aches and pains start cropping up. Balance your sedentary hours with the kind of intelligent fitness Pilates offers and you’ll find yourself understanding your body better, self correcting your sitting posture and banishing those aches and pains for good. These exercises can be done throughout the day depending on where and when you’re feeling the need.

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Release Me!

Massages feel great. But do they always relieve the tension or pain in our backs, necks, arms or legs as much as they promise? Sometimes, it takes a little more than an aroma rubdown to get in deep and give your muscles a break. This is where Myofascial Release (MR) comes in. But first, what

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