Month: May 2019

IM=X Pilates for Dancers

The Founder of IM=X Pialtes, Elyse McNergney, is a former dancer and choreographer. While she designed IM=X to be accessible to all audiences, there are several benefits that dancers in particular can receive from this program. Whether you are a professional dancer, or simply enjoy dancing as a hobby and cardio workout, read on to …

IM=X Pilates for Runners

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Whether you are training for a marathon, or want to run your first 5k, complementing your training with IM=X Pilates can benefit you and make your running experience healthier and more enjoyable. According to one of our IM=X Pilates NYC regulars, the differences are noticeable: “When I first started running triathlons, I was not doing …

How Much Cardio Do You Need?

We’ve heard it all: you need to get in 5,000 steps per day, you need 30 minutes of cardio per day, you need to stay in the “fat burning zone” during workouts, you need rigorous cardio as well as moderate cardio. So what’s the right answer? And what type of cardio is best? Heart disease …

Cueing Movement with Imagery

IMX Pilates back Physical Therapy

Imagery, the act of imagining an activity or goal, has been shown to produce favorable results when used in sports and exercise. Sport psychologists, coaches and personal trainers have harnessed the science of imagery to improve performance. According to research, imagining a particular activity results in a 10% muscle response in subjects. That is pretty …

The Benefits to Workout Buddies

Did you know that you are far more likely to stick to a workout plan if you have a “workout date?” Here are three reasons why working out with a friend or partner could help you reach your goals quicker: Stay Accountable Having a set time scheduled for your workout, as well as another person …