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  • Cauliflower "Bread Sticks"

    Cauliflower "Bread Sticks"

    Ingredients: 1 head of cauliflower 1 tablespoon of oregano ½ tablespoon of basil 1 tablespoon onion powder ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 whole eggs Salt and pepper to taste 2 servings Preparation: Preheat over to 425ºF. Cook the entire head of cauliflower with your preferred method, and then put in a food processor/blender until smooth (purée) - caution, with hot products in these appliances, steam can cause bursting - Let cool slightly before adding to food processor/blender. (You can also cook riced cauliflower and purée. Just make sure it equals about 1 head of cauliflower). Place ....

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  • Healthy Mexican Chicken Burgers

    Healthy Mexican Chicken Burgers

    Prep time Cook time Total time 20 mins 20 mins 40 mins Recipe type: Gluten/Dairy Free, Whole30, Paleo Serves: 4-5 INGREDIENTS Patties 4 chicken breasts or 2 lbs ground chicken 1⁄2 a red onion, chopped if using ground chicken 1 tbsp cumin 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 clove garlic 1 egg 3 tbsp almond flour juice and zest from 1 lime 1 jalapeño, finely diced 1⁄4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped Salsa 2 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped 1⁄2 a red onion, finely chopped 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1 jalapeño, finely chopped juice from 1 lime pinch of salt Burger Toppings 2 lettuce leaves 5 slices butternut ....

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  • The Transformative Power of Consistent Pilates Practice: Building Strength, Flexibility, and Confidence

    The Transformative Power of Consistent Pilates Practice: Building Strength, Flexibility, and Confidence

    In the pursuit of a healthier, more balanced lifestyle, few practices rival the transformative power of Pilates. Renowned for its ability to sculpt lean muscles, enhance flexibility, and cultivate inner strength, Pilates offers a holistic approach to fitness that benefits both body and mind. However, the key to unlocking its full potential lies in practicing Pilates often, with proper form and dedication. At Fairfax Pilates, we understand the importance of consistent Pilates practice in achieving your fitness goals and improving overall well-being. With our expert guidance and insider tips, we empower individuals to harness the benefits of Pilates, whether they're beginners or seasoned ....

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  • Unlocking Your Potential: The Power of Practicing Pilates 3-5 Times per Week

    In the world of fitness, consistency is key. Whether you're looking to build strength, improve flexibility, or enhance overall well-being, committing to a regular workout routine is essential. And when it comes to unlocking your full potential, few exercises rival the transformative power of Pilates. So, let's delve into why practicing Pilates 3-5 times per week can be a game-changer for your body, mind, and spirit. First and foremost, let's talk about strength. Pilates is renowned for its ability to sculpt and tone muscles from head to toe. With its emphasis on controlled, precise movements, Pilates targets deep stabilizing muscles that often get neglected in traditional workouts. ....

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  • Why Reformer Pilates is Essential for Women

    Today, let's talk about something near and dear to my heart: Pilates. Specifically, why it's absolutely essential for women as they gracefully navigate the journey of aging. Pilates is a game-changer, especially for us ladies as we embrace the wisdom and beauty that comes with getting older. First things first, let's talk about muscle tone. You see, as we age, our muscles naturally start to lose their strength and tone. It's just a fact of life. But here's the thing: Pilates is like a secret weapon against muscle atrophy. With its focus on controlled, precise movements, Pilates helps to strengthen and tone muscles from head to toe. And the best part? You don't need to lift heavy ....

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  • Why Pilates is the Ultimate Fitness Choice for Women in Their 40s, 50s, and Beyond

    Why Pilates is the Ultimate Fitness Choice for Women in Their 40s, 50s, and Beyond

    In recent years, Pilates has gained immense popularity as a holistic fitness practice that offers numerous benefits for individuals of all ages and fitness levels. However, for women in their 40s, 50s, and beyond, Pilates holds particular significance due to its ability to address the unique physical and lifestyle challenges that come with age. Why does Pilates stand out as the ultimate fitness choice for women navigating the journey of midlife and beyond? Enhances Core Strength and Stability: As women age, maintaining core strength and stability becomes increasingly important for overall health and well-being. Pilates focuses on strengthening the deep core muscles, including the ....

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  • Oil Pulling

    Oil Pulling

    Ayurvedic medicine (Ayurveda for short) is one of the world's oldest holistic healing systems. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge) meaning Science of Life. Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit. More than ⅔ of the US population uses one or more alternative therapeutic approaches like those in Ayurveda. A common Ayurvedic practice is Oil Pulling. This improves oral hygiene which ultimately improves heart health. ❤️ ....

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  • Letting Things Go...

    “Our bodies contain innate wisdom; they are constantly communicating with us. It is important that we slow down and be mindful in order to receive the messages that they are sending us.” ‍Towards the end of September, we welcome the autumnal equinox, aka the first day of Fall; when night and day are nearly of the same length. Outside of the Fall fashion (I love to wear sweaters and boots!), Fall blesses us with the beautiful scenery of its foliage, where the landscape silently explodes with vibrant colors of red, yellow, and orange as the leaves begin to fall off the trees and the birds migrate to warmer climates in preparation for Winter. I used to DREAD this time of ....

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  • How Pilates Helped Me Through My Breast Cancer Journey

    By: Mandy Waddell Joseph Pilates said “Contrology (pilates) is the complete coordination of mind, body and spirit”. That IS what pilates is but I think it goes beyond the exercises you do in a pilates studio. I attribute my pilates practice and the support from my pilates community for helping me stay strong and positive in my mind, body and spirit during my breast cancer journey. I was diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer in June 2021. For a few months, I had a dull pain in my left breast that wasn’t going away. I went for my first mammogram thinking it was going to be a cyst because they run in my family. However, I was thrown for a loop when my pathology ....

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  • How to Level Up your Pilates Practice

    How to Level Up your Pilates Practice

    If you’ve been practicing Pilates for more than 6 months and you’ve stopped seeing results, or if you’ve suddenly started thinking the movements are easy, it’s probably time to Level Up your Pilates practice! I always tell new clients that an Advanced Student and a Beginner student could take a beginner class together and 100% of the time the advanced student would get a better workout. Let that sink in for a moment. Many are surprised to hear this because the beginner class should be too easy for the advanced student, they think. Yes, all of the classes are difficult for the beginner student because they are adapting to the moves, keeping up with ....

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