New Washington, D.C. Program for Performing Artists Debunks “No Pain No Gain ” Paradigm

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) October 23, 2003

“No pain no gain ” has long been the mantra for athletes and fitness buffs. Though we don’t often associate this mind-set with performing artists, training and performing with chronic pain and injury is as common onstage as it is in the gym. Now two Washington D.C. women have joined forces to reverse this trend. Former professional ballet dancer, Andrea Higgins, who holds a master’s degree in dance and specializes in the integration of somatic movement education with traditional dance training methods, and Alexander Technique instructor Lynn Brice Rosen, of Art-In-Movement, are melding their expertise. Their mission: to help performing artists approach their training more intelligently and with greater ease, through a series of custom-designed movement workshops that take a proactive approach to injury prevention. In Jan. 2004, the two will launch a comprehensive 12-week workshop in N.W. Washington D.C., geared towards pre-professional dancers, musicians, singers, and actors (ages 16 and older). The workshop will provide an in-depth experience of the theories and practices developed by three legendary movement educators of the Twentieth Century: Joseph Pilates, F.M. Alexander, and Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais. Performing artists will frequently turn to somatic movement education only after an injury has sidelined them, but by integrating these methods with daily training practices, artists can find a healthier means of pursuing their passion and extending their careers. For further information call 202-333-7702, or e-mail:

Manhattan’s Phoenix Fitness Offers New Fusion Exercise program called ‘Nautilates’

New York, New York (PRWEB) January 14, 2004

Just in time for last minute New Year’s resolutions, Chelsea’s Phoenix Fitness today announced “Nautilates,” a newly designed fusion exercise program. Nautilates blends Pilates and Nautilus, two successful exercise approaches that increase the body’s ability to burn fat, achieve better posture, flatten stomachs and strengthen abdominal, back and postnatal muscles.

The Nautilates program at Phoenix Fitness is specifically designed for people who, despite investing hours at the gym, get minimal results. Nautilates offers a time-efficient, results-oriented and supervised alternative to timeworn exercise regiments. Focused on stabilization and unification of the body as a whole, Nautilates uses precise repetitions to isolate muscle groups that build strength and endurance.

Jim Eatroff, certified fitness instructor and founder of Phoenix Fitness states, “We combine the positive non-impact derivatives of Joseph Pilates’ subtle flexibility and stability methodology with Arthur Jones’ athletic and strength training Nautilus circuit programs. The blending of innovative techniques like core stabilization and balanced variable resistance results in a greater level of effectiveness and a higher metabolism. Essentially, Nautilates conditions the body to burn fat all day long. At Phoenix Fitness, we have created an innovative way to challenge muscles, improve flexibility and incorporate the mind and body element into effective exercise sessions.”

“In Nautilates, rotary resistance complements traditional Pilate’s linear resistance, which results in a well-rounded workout regimen. At Phoenix Fitness, we utilize high-quality, low-friction equipment to achieve the best results,” continued Eatroff.

Fighting the growing epidemic of obesity in New York City, Phoenix Fitness has designed a non-intimidating environment for overweight and nonathletic men and women. While many mega clubs report sagging memberships, Phoenix Fitness attracts loyal clientele by offering tailored programs and exercise sessions designed according to an individual’s body type and limitations, using creative new approaches such as Nautilates.


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