PilatesSpace opens a Studio in Burlington, Vermont

first_imgPilatesSpace opens a Studio in Burlington, VermontNew Studio Features Vermonts First Access to the Gyrotonic® Expansion SystemBurlington PilatesSpace, a fitness and physical therapy studio, announces today the opening of its new space at 208 Flynn Avenue in Burlington. PilatesSpace offers private, semi-private and group sessions in Pilates. Pilates, a conditioning program developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1920s, uses specialized equipment and mat exercises to improve strength, flexibility, breathing function, posture and coordination. PilatesSpace also offers Gyrotonic®, yoga, massage, and physical therapy.The 2000 square foot studio in the 208 building on Flynn Avenue, includes mat space and 15 pieces of Pilates equipment, the largest most well-equipped studio in Vermont. PilatesSpace also features the Gyrotonic® Expansion System, which has been featured in USA Today and Time Magazine. These exercises are popular among dancers and athletes. It has also been used in Germany to help elderly patients with osteoporosis and spinal injuries. PilatesSpace is the first studio in Vermont to offer sessions with this specialized equipment. PilatesSpace also shares space with Every Woman Physical Therapy, which provides physical therapy services exclusively for women including pool therapy in the 120 square foot indoor heated aquatic therapy pool.Owner Pamela Stone, MSPT, says, The new space allows us to expand and be more convenient to Burlington residents. Our goal is for clients to have a personalized workout in a safe environment with full awareness in the moment. This bright and beautiful new space will allow us to give clients that kind of experience.Pamela Stone is a physical therapist certified in the Gyrotonic Expansion System® and the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Curriculum. Her interest in functional movement and bodies in balance developed during her 20 years as a dancer and led her to pursue a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Since 1998, Pamela has practiced Physical Therapy, Pilates and Gyrotonic®. Pamela directed Pilates Vermont at the Shelburne Athletic Club for two years before starting PilatesSpace.For more information, visit www.pilatesspace.net(link is external) or call 802.863.9900.last_img read more

State, business leaders advocate for changes in unemployment insurance

first_imgLegislators, including Rep. Mike Marcotte, Vice Chair of the House Commerce Committee, Department of Labor Commissioner Patricia Moulton Powden, business owners, and leaders of the state s business organizations held a press conference today regarding fiscal challenges facing the Unemployment Insurance (UI) trust fund. They are urging legislative leaders to take action to address the growing shortfall in the trust fund through a balanced approach of gradual increases in the taxable wage base and adjustments in Vermont s unemployment benefits.last_img

EatingWell Media wins three James Beard awards

first_imgAbout EatingWell: EatingWell Media Group (EWMG) is a fast-growing, independently owned media company and a leading source of science-based nutrition advice, delicious, easy and healthy recipes and useful shopping information. The company has rapidly diversified from producing its flagship bimonthly EatingWell Magazine (which now reaches more than 1.8 million readers) to multiple formats, including a content-rich website (www.eatingwell.com(link is external)) that reaches 2 million unique visitors a month, consumer cookbooks and health books, content and brand licensing, digital and custom publishing. EatingWell,EatingWell Media Group, publisher of EatingWell Magazine, EatingWell books and EatingWell.com, won an unprecedented three James Beard Awards on Friday, May 6, in New York City.It was the only magazine publisher to win three awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ in food journalism, from the James Beard Foundation. EatingWell, based in Charlotte, Vermont, earned two journalism awards and one book award. Three books from Ten Speed Press won and New York Magazine won two awards, one for an article and one for its Grub Street blog.The Simple Art of EatingWell (Countryman Press) by Jessie Price and the Editors of EatingWell took the Cookbook with Healthy Focus award. The 520-page compendium of tips, techniques and recipes for healthy eating was up against finalists The Very Best Recipes for Health from The New York Times’s Martha Rose Shulman and Clean Start: Inspiring You to Eat Clean and Live Well by Terry Walters.In addition to EatingWell’s award, Vermonter Barry Estabrook won a medal for an individual food blog for politicsoftheplate.com.The journalism awards were open to entries from all media. For the second year in a row, EatingWell Magazine won the category Health and Nutrition. The 2011 award went to Rachael Moeller Gorman for her article ‘Captain of the Happier Meal’ (June 2010), a profile of scientist Joe Hibbeln and his research linking omega-3s with depression. The two other finalists were Peter Jaret’s Runner’s World story ‘Pasta Perfect’ and Joe Fassler’s multipart TheAtlantic.com coverage of the egg contamination scare.‘Sea Change’ (April 2010), marine biologist Carl Safina’s eye-opening article about the benefits of eating smaller fish, won in the Environment, Food Politics, and Policy category. Runners-up included Barry Estabrook’s Gastronomica article ‘A Tale of Two Dairies’ and Monica Eng’s Chicago Tribune piece ‘CPS Won’t Let Kids Eat Their Vegetables.’‘Each of these wins represents one of the core values we stand for: good food, good health and sustainability,’ said Editorial Director Lisa Gosselin. ‘We’re especially proud that our small team of editors from an independent Vermont-based media group is being recognized for producing the top food and health content in the country.’last_img read more