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What's new for JUNE 2006


  •        Heidi Pimentel is now Heidi Limerick ~
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  • Plan ahead - Heidi's LMU Summer Classes are open to everyone. Summer Session II begins July 19th & 20th. This session is 5 weeks. Learn More or Register now.

  • Pilates on the Reformer. Workout with weights. Mat Pilates. Yoga. Cardio. Gym Training. Post Rehab Training. Sports Specific Training.

    Book your private session with Heidi now.

  • Confused by all the research out there? Not sure what to believe? Check out the something to think about section below to learn how to weed out the junk and keep yourself informed.

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Quote of the month

"So, fall asleep love, loved by me....for I know love, I am loved by thee."

~ Robert Browning


Recipe of the month

~Grilled Salmon and Summer Veggies~

2 Pieces of Salmon

2 Italian Squash

2 Yellow Squash

6 mini sweet peppers

Olive oil

Garlic Powder

Italian Seasoning

Salt and Pepper


  1. Rinse salmon and veggies.

  2. Turn grill on Medium and let it warm up.

  3. Put salmon on tin foil, skin side down and sprinkle lightly with garlic powder, salt, pepper and italian seasoning.

  4. Slice squash lengthwise, spray with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic powder, italian seasoning and a small amount of salt and pepper.

  5. Place veggies on the grill - you will need to check them after a couple of minutes and turn them over to cook on the other side for 2 - 3 minutes.

  6. Place salmon (on the tin foil) on the grill - it only needs to cook for about 3-5 minutes per side - if it's thicker than 1 inch it will need to cook longer. You can tell when it's cooked by placing a fork in the thickest part of the fish and pulling it apart gently. It is done when it is opaque. A note: fish will continue to cook when you take it off the grill so you may want to take it off when it is slightly underdone then check it again in a few minutes on the counter to make sure it's done before you serve.

  7.   Serve with Iced Tea and enjoy your grilled summer dinner outside on the patio.


Exercise of the month

Pilates Single Leg Stretch



  • Strengthens the abdominals (transversus abdominus, rectus abdominus and obliques)

  • Focuses a neutral position for the shoulder stabilizers and emphasizes moving from the core.

How to do this exercise:

(Always be sure to check with your Dr before performing this or any other new exercise especially if you have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, back or neck problems or are pregnant)

  1. Lie on your back with the head, neck and shoulders lifted off the floor. Chest open, scapulae neutral and abs zipped.

  2. Lift legs and bring right knee to your chest as you straighten left leg. The lower the left leg is the harder it will be to stabilize so make sure your form is good. If you need to, bring the straight leg higher.

  3. As you are here put the left hand on the right knee and the right hand on the right shin.

  4. Inhale and stay here, exhale and switch legs, hands now are on the left leg. Keep your torso still as you continue to breathe and switch for 8-16 times each side.

  5. Lift legs and bring right knee to your chest as you straighten left leg. The lower the left leg is the harder it will be to stabilize so make sure your form is good. If you need to, bring the straight leg higher.

  6. To finish, hug both knees into your chest and slowly lower your head to the floor. Gently look side to side to release the neck flexor muscles.

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Something to think about


Research - so many studies, so much conflicting information. How do you know what to believe?


A very wise man once told me "Question Everything." By doing this you will really learn so much more. I apply this to the studies that I read about in journals, in the newspaper and hear all over the news. Here are the basics: who conducted the study and why, who paid for the study, who published the study, what did the study involve, how many people were in the study and who were they, and finally - what was the outcome of the study.


When you know this information it's interesting to see that for example: If the drug company paid for the study, published the study and let's just say the study consisted of 25 college students, it may not be as reliable as if the study was funded and conducted by an outside source and consisted of a larger broader range of participants. Look at all the details before making your own educated conclusion. There are many studies out there, and sometimes we only hear about the ones that will benefit the person funding the study. When you are unsure, google the topic and see what other studies are out there for comparison.


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Volume 26 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Crab Stuffed Portobellos, Ball Obliques, Denial)
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Volume 22 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Asparagus in Phyllo, Ball Bridge, Growth)
Volume 21 Fun Stuff - Click here - ( Butternut Squash Soup, Side Angle Pose, Nutrition)
Volume 20 Fun Stuff - Click here - (Superbowl fries, 1 leg balance, Splenda)
Volume 19 Fun Stuff Click here - ( Peach Crisp, Ball Glut Stretch, Goals)
Volume 18 Fun Stuff Click here - (Christmas Cookies, 1 Leg Chair, Holiday Cheer)
Volume 17 Fun Stuff Click here - (Rice with Veggies, Spinal Balancing, No More Drama)
Volume 16 Fun Stuff Click here - (Chicken Salad, Grand Plie with Namaste`, Reflection)
Volume 15 Fun Stuff click here - (Wild Rice Salad, Locust Pose, Money)
Volume 14 Fun Stuff click here - (Garlic Spinach, Revolved Bent Knee Side Angle Pose,Talent)
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Volume 12 Fun Stuff click here - ( Pear Leek Bisque, Crescent Pose, Positivity)
Volume 11 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Bread, Zipping, Giving)
Volume 10 Fun Stuff click here - (Cinnamon Ginger Tea, 1/2 Lord of the Fishes Pose, Gratitude)

Volume 9 Fun Stuff click here - (Berry Muffins, Bound Angle Pose, Sight)

Volume 8 Fun Stuff click here - (Quinoa Pilaf, Forward Bend, Your character)
Volume 7 Fun Stuff click here - (Summer Salad, Bow Pose, "Food" in your food)
Volume 6 Fun Stuff click here - (Chocolate Chip Cookies, Forward Bend, Clutter)
Volume 5 Fun Stuff click here - (Tofu Lettuce Wraps, Boat Pose, Do what you love)
Volume 4 Fun Stuff click here - (Spinach Ravioli w/ Marinara Sauce, Plank, Goals)
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Volume 2 Fun Stuff click here - (Pumpkin Pudding, Bridge Pose, Gratitude)

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