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Alive And Well

Alive and Well

Alive & Well with Karena Thek Lineback

    Karena Thek Releases New E-Book About Pilates For Golfers

    Karena Thek's newest book, "The Pilates Golf Athlete," takes golfers through the five principles of Pilates and how each one can help improve their game and eliminate pain. Thek hosts "Alive and Well" on KHTS AM-1220.

    Stay Fit And Stay Flush By Karena Thek Lineback

    By: Karena Thek Lineback

    When the bad economy hit the fitness industry I had one really great thing going for me: I love what I do. So when clients had to drop off because finances became difficult, I invited a few of them back at no charge because, quite frankly, I missed them.  I missed the people and I missed one of the best parts of my job: watching people create drastic, life-improving change.

    Are Sports Hurting Your Child, By Karena Thek Lineback

    By: Karena Thek Lineback

    Injuries are rampant in children’s sports. Competition is fierce. Practice times are increased.  Expectations are high. The coaches, having more children to work with than ever before, don’t have the time to correct form and without it, injury is inevitable.  When parents jump in to fill the coaching need, child physical development may not be an area of expertise. 

    When Core Strength Is A Medical Necessity, By Karena Thek Lineback

    by Karena Thek Lineback

    Core strength has been a buzzword in fitness for quite a while now but now we are hearing that same buzz from the medical field.  Clients are being referred to a Pilates program by their medical doctors who know that increased core strength can only mean decreased physical pain. So how do you know if core strengthening will help you?

    Does Scoliosis Really Matter? By Karena Thek Lineback

    By: Karena Thek Lineback

    The answer: Maybe; Maybe not.  Depends on a couple of things:

                 #1: How exaggerated is your curve? and

                #2: Are you in pain? 

    Managing Scoliosis With Exercise, By Karena Thek

    By: Karena Thek Lineback

    Traditionally, scoliosis is managed through observation, bracing and surgery. Scolio-Pilates, Exercise for Scoliosis, A Proactive Guide (Pilates Teck Publications, 2011), aims to add exercise to that list.

    Chronic Back Pain: It's All In Your Head, By Karena Thek Lineback

    By: Karena Thek Lineback | Pilates Teck

    Your pain is all in your head...so to speak. 

    Chronic, or ongoing, pain is the result of the neurological system ‘protecting’ you from further injury. Pain becomes a safety mechanism to control your actions from creating further damage.

    In other words, your brain doesn’t trust you to do the right thing.  Your brain says, “You hurt my body once and God only knows if you’ll just decide to go bungee-jumping off a short bridge next weekend.”

    Scoliosis: It’s Not Just For Children Anymore

    Adults are the forgotten step-child of scoliosis. Adults can develop a scoliosis as a result of an injury, an accident or chronic pain.