Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Mental Wellness

Since 1949, May has been nationally recognized as Mental Health Month. This year's theme is “Fitness #4Mind4Body.” Through activities, events, and writings, mental health leaders and practitioners have been offering information to help individuals bring mental health fitness into their own futures. The goal is to raise awareness and educate the public on symptoms, causes, and available treatments. A larger mission is to inspire more social empathy for those of us who suffer from time to time with some component of mental illness or disturbance…

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Rick Krusky
Starting a Conversation: Pilates and Parkinson’s

For the ninth year, the United States Senate has officially declared April Parkinson’s Awareness Month. The greater Parkinson’s community continues to raise awareness about a disease that affects roughly 1 million people in the United States. The Parkinson’s Foundation has set this year’s theme as “Start a Conversation,” a call to action that urges people to engage with loved ones to talk about Parkinson's. #StartAConversation - their official hashtag - aims to encourage conversation and discussions about how care and treatment can be improved…

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Rick Krusky
An Integrative Approach to National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. This annual campaign draws national attention to the importance of making healthy food choices, combined with making time for new, or, better physical activity habits. Inspired by this year’s theme, “Go Further With Food,” I am writing this blog post to address the subject with my personal integrative approach which incorporates the whole self - mind, body, spirit and core. A few simple adjustments to your daily life can have a huge impact and make you feel better and function better...

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Rick Krusky
Happiest, Healthiest You

It’s that time of year when we create Vision Boards, make New Year’s Resolutions, reflect on the past year and ruminate about the upcoming year. Retrospection helps you reevaluate your life choices, including health and wellness goals. The task need not be daunting. I offer you here 10 Must-Do Tips to help you feel and look your best in the year ahead! You will find them to be easy, effective, and designed to fit your busy life...

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Rick Krusky
De-Mystifying "The Core"

“I want to work on my core!” Good for you, because all movement starts at “the core.” I hear individuals tell me they want a stronger core as each one indicates his or her mid-section. Perhaps you have expressed this very goal. Not surprisingly, “the core” is currently THE “buzzword” in the fitness industry. And, “the core” is one of the most significant aspects of my professional work...

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Rick Krusky
Forget Fad Diets! Listen to YOUR Body

With all the focus on weight in our society, the growing number of trendy fad diets is not surprising. You may have wondered about (or even tried) one of the many diet trends - Paleo, Keto, Alkaline, Gluten-Free, Atkins, Weight Watchers, the Master Cleanse, or others. Let me assure you that despite the enticing claims you may hear...

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Rick Krusky
Welcome to JessicaSchatz.com!

WELCOME to JessicaSchatz.com!!! Since the inception of Body by Jessica®, and the launch of Champion Pilates™, and through my more than twenty-five years of training and experience, I have helped people to experience the benefits of a flexible, healthy body...

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Rick Krusky