May Newsletter

We are open normal hours!

We are making efforts to reach out to all of our patients about their future visits, if you have not spoken to us and would like to get on the schedule please give us a call. We are also still offering Telehealth visits.

Pilates is Back!

Starting Monday, May 18, 2020 all reformer classes will be reinstated back to the normal schedule. If you have not spoken to the front office about your reformer class or you have any questions please give them a call!

We will continue with the live virtual mat classes until June 1, 2020! A decision for future mat classes will be made closer to that date!

Classes will however be moving to

Monday and Wednesday at 12 PM

Join us by signing up on our website!

Stretches to Alleviate Stress and Improve Overall Function

During this time of COVID -19 and quarantine, everyone has had to adapt to new changes and environments. These changes may include working from home, keeping up with young ones, homeschooling children, and working new or different hours. For all of us, these changes can create stress and anxiety that affect us physically and mentally. Unfortunately, this can lead to decreased blood flow to your muscles and organs causing increased tightness, stiffness, and potentially brain fogginess. Give yourself a quick 5-10 minute break and try these quick stretches to alleviate muscle tightness and decrease stress.

(Should you have a neck, shoulder, or back injury, be cautious with these stretches. All stretches should be pain-free.)

Upper trapezius stretch (3x30 second hold)

Begin by retracting your head back into a chin tuck position. Next, place one hand behind your back and gently draw your head towards the opposite side with the help of your other arm.

Pectoralis stretch (3x30 second hold)

Stand in doorway with both forearms on door jams. Gently step through opening with one leg, feeling stretch across the chest.

Lengthening side stretch (3x30 second hold)

Lie on back, cross leg over. Keeping shoulders on the ground, lean top knee toward the ground. Pull stomach in to spine when returning to start position. Repeat to other side.

Hamstring stretch (3x30 second hold)

Lie on back, raise leg to be stretched and hold with hand or towel around ankle. Feel gentle stretch.

Piriformis stretch (3x30 second hold)

Lie on back, bend both legs, cross one leg over the other then push that knee down or away. For increased stretch, hug other knee towards your chest.

Agile will be closed Monday, May 25, 2020

in observance of Memorial Day.

Recipe Corner

Greek Salad

Prep Time: 15 mins / Total Time: 15 mins / Serves 4

This easy Greek salad recipe is a flavorful, refreshing summer side dish! If you make it ahead for a gathering, save a few mint leaves to add right before serving.

Ingredients

Dressing
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 1 garlic clove, minced

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, more for sprinkling

  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

  • Freshly ground black pepper

For the salad
  • 1 English cucumber, cut lengthwise, seeded, and sliced ¼-inch thick

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes

  • 5 ounces feta cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes*

  • ⅓ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • ⅓ cup pitted Kalamata olives

  • ⅓ cup fresh mint leaves

Instructions

  • Make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt, and several grinds of pepper.

  • On a large platter, arrange the cucumber, green pepper, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, red onions, and olives. Drizzle with the dressing and very gently toss. Sprinkle with a few generous pinches of oregano and top with the mint leaves. Season to taste and serve.

Notes

*Feta in brine is best for this recipe.

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