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“Issues in your connective tissues” – A response to Lululemon’s Blog Post about Connective Tissue Problems

“Issues in your connective tissues” – A response to Lululemon’s recent blog post about the Melt Method and connective tissue problems More and more research is providing information on how “issues in your connective tissues” stem from various genetic factors (i.e. Joint Hypermobility and other hypermobility syndromes, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome), and are often exacerbated by epigenetics and immune dysfunction. The response below was posted on the EDS Wellness Facebook page in response to an article that Lululemon shared via their website and on their Facebook page. “Lululemon Athletica – you overlooked an excellent opportunity to help raise awareness on a...

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Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout.

Joint hypermobility and barre classes – 4 Tips to play it safe and get the most out of your workout. Barre workouts are one of the best types of mainstream exercise you can do for joint hypermobility. If done correctly, barre workouts are incredibly effective for strengthening all of the tiny accessory muscles that often cause problems for us. Accessory muscles are especially important for sitting, standing, or doing anything different from our normal daily activities. Because normal activities use both our big muscles and our small accessory muscles, when we sit, our big muscles get a break and our tiny...

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Surviving [solidcore] – hypermobility meets the megaformer

Surviving [solidcore] – hypermobility meets the megaformer [solidcore] is a boutique fitness studio in Shaw area of Washington, DC; however, there are multiple [solidcore] studios in and around the DC area, and the [solidcore] brand keeps expanding. The workout at [solidcore] is based on The Lagree Method, which uses a Pilates-like machine called the megaformer. The Lagree method was developed by Sebastien Lagree and is based on the idea that “physical fitness is made up of five basic elements: Cardio, Strength, Endurance, Body Composition, and Flexibility.” Interestingly, states that most fitness programs attempt to incorporate these five principles in a...

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Striving for the [100 class club] – [solidcore] and the [hypermobile] participant

Striving for the [100 class club] [solidcore] and the [hypermobile] participant “Create the strongest version yourself.” – [solidcore] I always feel like I’ve been through a first right of passage after leaving a [solidcore] class, but in a good way. The instructors call it, “[solidcore] brain.” I call it “Pilates on Crack.” Saturday, I decided to venture out of my comfort zone and went to a different [solidcore] studio than where I usually attend classes. I also wanted to take Ashley Rad‘s class. I survived both the class and finding parking at the Shaw studio. And I felt pretty...

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