Blog Monthly Archives: June 2014

Sure, that Groupon for 75% off a Pilates group class at a nearby gym sounds like a good deal, but is it really a sound way to learn and practice the Pilates system of exercise? Here are five key things to look for when choosing a Pilates studio:   1. Instructor experience A bona fide Pilates instructor—learned in the classical, or “True,” Pilates system as created by Joseph Pilates—will necessarily have around 600 hours of training under their belt, replete … Read More

Farmer’s Markets

Farmer’s Markets By Audrey Laurelton, RDN   The warmer weather and the blossoming flowers signal the impending return of farmer’s markets—the summertime weekly gatherings where local farmers sell fruit, vegetables, and, often, meat, cheese, and baked goods, directly to consumers. The number of farmer’s markets in the United States is steadily climbing, along with their collective impact on communities across the country. More than just a shopping trip, markets have become integral parts of regional food systems, economies, and social … Read More