Category Archives: Wellness
Joan Oberndorf | February 12th, 2013 | Posted in Argentine Tango, How To, Wellness

Looking for something substantial and sustaining or refreshing and light?  A quick snack or on the go meal?  Smoothies fit the bill. The typical dancer schedule doesn’t lend it self to long sit down meals (though I firmly believe it should be made a priority to have as many of these as possible).  Most dancers […]

Jennifer Becker | December 29th, 2012 | Posted in How To, Wellness

For many years, “cleanses” have been in the media as something to do in order to flush out your system to “start over”.  However, if you really look into many of these great bodily cleanses you see that most of the time you can’t do anything else while doing them, and they often last around […]

Joan Oberndorf | November 30th, 2012 | Posted in How To, News, Wellness

Work out your brain with a good book (or two).   Dancers and books?   We’re focused on working out our bodies, not our intellect, right?  WRONG.  You should be reading! I. Love. Books.  I confess that I feel slightly anxious if I don’t have a book in my house to read.  In my opinion […]

Jennifer Becker | November 21st, 2012 | Posted in How To, Wellness

The big day is tomorrow and every year I think that I am going to not over stuff myself on some of the best food all year, and every year I’m on the couch a few hours later sleeping off my food coma.  Well, this yes is going to be different with these few helpful […]

Joan Oberndorf | November 19th, 2012 | Posted in How To, News, Wellness

The holidays often mean closed studios and fewer options.  What’s a dancer to do? Here come the holidays…”your” studio is closed, there are candies and cookies tempting you everywhere you go, and the yearly “It’s a Wonderful Life” marathon is starting on TV. Not a happy prospect for those of us who thrive on a […]

Jennifer Becker | November 18th, 2012 | Posted in News, Wellness

For years and years we have heard from the media that 8, 8oz glasses of water is what every person should be drinking on a daily basis. Like most media driven dietary suggestions I began to question the number 8.  I started thinking, is 8 just an average number that they found? How do I […]

Joan Oberndorf | November 4th, 2012 | Posted in How To, News, Wellness

Knowing your body is key in avoiding injury and staying strong and flexible Do your biceps bulge if you so much as look at a dumbbell?  Does your arabesque go sky high without any effort? Are your knees inclined to bow backwards, or are your calves the last word in definition?  These attributes are clues […]

Joan Oberndorf | October 21st, 2012 | Posted in How To, News, Wellness

Dancers often have crazy eating habits that do little to nourish body or soul. Changing the dancer diet recipe by recipe. Does it sound crazy to be a dancer, and love to eat?  More often being a dancer brings to mind crazy eating, period.  In my early dance filled days people would talk about drinking […]

Jennifer Becker | October 14th, 2012 | Posted in How To, Wellness

Every dancer, athlete, and active person has had that moment when they get injured in some capacity but must continue on dancing, playing a sport, or keeping up with their kids.  Just recently I had two injuries that should have taken me “out of the game” so to speak, but instead I kept dancing injured. […]

Joan Oberndorf | October 10th, 2012 | Posted in How To, Wellness

All dancers want to be flexible.  Stretching correctly yields the best results and helps prevent injury. Who doesn’t want to be more  flexible, able to slide effortlessly into a split or (even better) roll through second on the floor into “Chinese” splits?  Being flexible is key to healthy muscles and expands your capabilities for class […]