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Ice Bath Basics with First Generation Wim Hof instructor Jesse Coomer

Wim Hof, also known as “The Iceman,” is a Dutch extreme athlete. Known for Guinness world records swimming under ice, he attributes his superhuman capabilities to the Wim Hof Method (WHM), a combination of frequent cold exposure, breathing techniques and meditation. I had the pleasure of talking with first generation Wim Hof Method instructor, Jesse …

“Breathe, Motherf*cker!” -Wim Hof

Your body’s cells are responsible for how you think, move, digest, build, heal and more. The energy currency for cellular function is called ATP. ATP is produced in the mitochondria of the cell using oxygen. When our cells are properly oxygenated we function, think, move, digest, build and heal more efficiently. When the cell runs …

“YOU CAN GET HIGH ON YOUR OWN SUPPLY” -Wim Hof

Does the thought of a cold shower make you shiver in terror? Do memories of winter chill send you hiding under the covers? What if you could reframe that discomfort and learn how to use it for your own personal benefits? Cultures worldwide have used ice baths for thousands of years to keep the mind …

I Don’t Have a Drinking Problem Per Se

I just like wine. A lot. And when I used to drink regularly, I didn’t get out of hand with it. Well, not too often, anyways. Wine was just my reward for working so hard! It helped me relax for a few hours. Wine helped me be more comfortable around other people and FUN! So …

A New Sensation

In 1945, Joseph Pilates wrote his famous exercise manual titled, “Return to Life.” His intent was to motivate others to combat a “modern culture” full of “constant pushing, shoving, rushing, crowding and wild scrambling.” He saw the damage of this pace “in our manner of standing walking, sitting, eating and even talking…resulting in our nerves …

Pain Story

In January, I began to have a deep pain through the right side of my hip and back. I had taken up running and was trying some new classes so I chalked the pain up to some kind of related tweak. I knew there were ways to move which should be helpful. So I did those …

Citius, Altius, Fortius.

Faster, Higher, Stronger. motto of the Olympic Games Students of Latin see immediate benefits to their spoken and written English. Latin students gain an expanded vocabulary and an understanding of word formation that can help even with unfamiliar words. Department of the Classics, University of Illinois Students of Pilates see benefits to their current sport or …

Rest Your Flex. Feel Calm, Have Better Sex.

Part 1: The Psoas Muscle Psoas, pronounced (so-az), are our deepest muscles. They are located on both sides of the body, fanning out from the low back, and connecting at the front of the inner thigh. The psoas connect the spine directly to the leg. They are the only muscles which connect the spine to the …

The Deep Front Line of Muscles

The body can be segmented into some 600+ separate muscles. Biomechanics group these muscles into tracks based on how their connective tissues web together (see photo below). Our deepest group of muscles is referred to as the Deep Front Line (DFL). The connective tissue, or fascia, of these muscles weave deeply to form a direct …