Yoga Digest: How Gratitude Became My Antidote for Anxiety

I made it! I’m actually here! Row U, Seat 37, Orchestra section, jammed into the middle of a long, long row of seats with no center aisle in the massive, sold out Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. I am here to see ‘Joni 75 – A Birthday Celebration,’ and I’m ecstatic. This performance is a celebration of Joni Mitchell’s 75th birthday with a roster of incredible artists performing her timeless songs...

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Rick Krusky
Voyage LA: Meet Jessica Schatz

From the earliest age, movement was the most innate part of my being. It was as elemental and intuitive as breathing – as if that’s what made my heart beat. Movement was – and still is – my life force, my medicine, and it’s what most powerfully unites my body, mind, and spirit...

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Rick Krusky
Global News: How much weight do you actually gain over the holidays?

If you’re trying to maintain your weight and watch how much you indulge over the season, “there’s a few really simple strategies to put in place,” said Jessica Schatz, an L.A-based fitness expert and founder of Champion Pilates. If you’re going to an event in the evening, Schatz said it’s important not to fast in the day. While you may think skipping meals means “saving room” for tasty appetizers, you’re more likely to overeat if you’re hungry...

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Rick Krusky
Women Fitness: 3 Things You May Not Know About Women

Women are amazing creatures – strong, smart, beautiful, and capable of doing just about anything. And there’s certainly no shortage of diversity among us. Neither is there a shortage of complexity in our health and wellness issues, which are multi-faceted and very different from men’s...

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Rick Krusky
Strong Fitness Magazine: Game Change

Next time you set up for some planks, your first step should be tossing the timer. “It’s about using every single muscle in your body, as opposed to just counting seconds and minutes,” says Schatz. Imagine a corset is wrapped around your body and every time you exhale it gets pulled tighter. At the same time, focus on squeezing your glutes, thighs, and shoulder blades, and keep pushing forward with your toes…

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Rick Krusky
#BeYourOwn Meets Jessica Schatz

The Core Expert™, Jessica Schatz, uses her extensive knowledge, skill, and heart to motivate others to live better, happier lives. Her diverse clientele includes professional athletes, dancers, actors, as well as anyone who desires transformation into optimal wellness. She’s worked with fashion mogul Ashley Olsen…

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Rick Krusky
The Hype Magazine: Jessica Schatz: The Core Expert™

I recently had the opportunity to speak with The Core Expert™ and discussed some of the techniques she would utilize with regard to a stress-fracture injury – the injury that ended her client Wesley Matthews’ last season with the Dallas Mavericks. In addition, she shared why every athlete should consider adding Pilates to their workout regime to enable them to perform at the highest level, and how it can prolong their careers.

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Rick Krusky
Respect Mag: Jessica Schatz: The Core Expert™

Jessica Schatz is known in the fitness, health and wellness communities as The Core Expert™. Jessica lectures and writes on fitness and wellness topics, and she works with professional athletes, dancers, and other individual clients. Notable clients include fashion icon Ashley Olsen, current Dallas Mavericks Shooting-Guard Wesley Matthews, former NFL linebacker Shaun Phillips, the companies of Hamilton and Wicked, dancers with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, film and television actors, and others...

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Rick Krusky
Women Fitness: Top Pilates Exercises For Your Summer Body

Pilates has long been recognized as one of the best movement systems for improving core strength and stability. But it’s also one of the most effective methods for toning and sculpting the abs, hips, waist, and thighs. And with summer just around the corner, there’s no better time to incorporate Pilates into your workout routine so you can feel beach-body ready!

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Rick Krusky