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Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Yoga Cleansing Routine from April Martucci


April Martucci

Celebrate the start of summer with this cleansing routine created by April Martucci, founder of FireDragonYoga™, a practice that is vigorous yet calming, athletic, and healing, all at once. FireDragonYoga™ is where east meets west.  Participants are encouraged to explore unknown territories by pushing out of their comfort zone, but in a compassionate manner. This unique style of yoga involves technical aspects of anatomy and alignment combined [...]

GoRecess Spotlight: Reina Offutt Pratt, Potomac Pilates; Washington, DC


Potomac Pilates

Reina Offutt Pratt is both the creative mind and owner of Potomac Pilates Inc. and its three locations: The Shops at Wisconsin Place, The Palisades, and Potomac Tennis Club. For the past seven years, Reina has worked continuously to create the perfect environment where fun meets fitness for both her employees and clients, while also actively giving back to the community.  Proud mother of two [...]

Pilates & Pregnancy: The Perfect Combination



With Mother's Day around the corner, here are some tips for moms-to-be from Jenn Seracuse, Director of Pilates at Pilates ProWorks in NYC.  Jenn is certified in Mat and Apparatus through Pilates Academy International as well as having Suspension Training and Prenatal & Postnatal certifications. The latter (combined with her love of babies) helped Jenn to develop the an extremely popular Mommy & Me Pilates Program in [...]

GoRecess Spotlight: The Studio (MDR) and Lisa Hirsch; Venice, CA



About Lisa Hirsch

Lisa spent 15 years working as an executive in the music industry between New York and Los Angeles before relocating to Venice Beach in 2007 where she reconnected with her true passion…fitness.

Growing up in New York, Lisa would pull on her leg warmers and do the grapevine with Jane Fonda (on VHS of course), experiment with various fitness classes from [...]