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New Lynx Cross Back Sports Bra Named a Top Sports Bra in Runner's World!

Posted by Administrator on 7/31/2014

The new Lynx Cross Back bra received rave reviews by testers for Runner's World Magazine. The new Cross Back is the ultimate in comfort and support! We are expecting to start shipping these bras the first week of August 2014. Read what the testers had to say in Runner's World magazine.

Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #7

Posted by Administrator on 10/14/2013

A stronger core is important for EVERYONE, no matter your age or sport! Once of the best ways to strengthen your core is with pilates exercises. Join us at Lynx Sportswear for an ongoing series of easy to follow pilates exercises you can do at home!

Disclaimer**(Please read below)

About Heather: Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor has been teaching pilates for 6 years, and has been a pilates student for much longer! She is a mom and an athlete and will be providing step-by-step instructions on developing core strength. Her workouts are fun, adaptable to many ability levels, and extremely effective (at least in our opinion!). We love Heather and think that she has an amazing ability to target those tricky core areas. Check out her workouts on our blog, and let us know what you think!

Pilates Blog Post #7
The exercises posted here can be performed in addition to the foundational exercises posted in my first blog or they can be performed on their own for a short workout. If performing them on their own, feel free to perform more reps than recommended below to get a more complete workout.
Side Lying – Ring series inside and outside of legs

Starting Position – On your side, hips stacked one on top of the other, body in a straight line from head to toe. Place a pilates ring, a soft ball or any squeezable object in between your legs, mid-calf.

Movement – Slowly lift and lower your legs, holding the object in place between your legs. When lowering your legs, do not lower completely to the floor so legs are always off of the ground. Lift and lower your legs for 1-2 sets of 8. Next, hold your legs in the lifted position and squeeze on the object in between your legs. Squeeze with both legs for 12-16 reps. Follow this up with another series of 1-2 sets of 8 of the lifting/lowering movement.

If you have a ring, repeat this series with your legs inside the ring to work your outer thigh. Instead of squeezing the ring, this time you will press out with both legs against the ring. It is a tiny movement, but you should feel your outer thighs working. If you do not have a ring, you can do a second set of these exercises with your legs glued together. During the ‘pressing out’ series, simply open and close your legs while holding them lifted off of the floor.

Repeat the entire series on the other side.

Tips – Be sure to keep your navel pulled in towards your spine and keep your hips stacked one on top of the other. Do not let the top hip start to roll behind or in front of your bottom hip.


Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #6

Posted by Administrator on 7/23/2013

A stronger core is important for EVERYONE, no matter your age or sport! Once of the best ways to strengthen your core is with pilates exercises. Join us at Lynx Sportswear for an ongoing series of easy to follow pilates exercises you can do at home!

Disclaimer**(Please read below)

About Heather: Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor has been teaching pilates for 6 years, and has been a pilates student for much longer! She is a mom and an athlete and will be providing step-by-step instructions on developing core strength. Her workouts are fun, adaptable to many ability levels, and extremely effective (at least in our opinion!). We love Heather and think that she has an amazing ability to target those tricky core areas. Check out her workouts on our blog, and let us know what you think!


Pilates Blog Post #6

The exercises posted here can be performed in addition to the foundational exercises posted in my first blog or they can be performed on their own for a short workout. If performing them on their own, feel free to perform more reps than recommended below to get a more complete workout.

Seated Reclines:

Starting position – Seated position, legs bent and glued together, feet on the floor. Bring your arms into a “genie” position, shoulders down and away from your ears.

Movement – As you inhale, sit back until you feel your abdominals engage. Exhale as you return to starting position. Perform 8-12 reps.

Tips – Keep the shoulders down and away from the ears and keep your navel pulled in towards your spine.

Seated Russian Twists:

Starting position – Seated position, hands together, legs bent and glued together, feet hovering a few inches off of the floor.

Movement – Keeping the legs as still as possible, twist towards the right, bringing your arms over towards the floor on the right side. Then twist towards the left. Perform 8-12 reps per side.

Tips – Focus on keeping the legs still and twisting right across your mid-section.

Beginners – Keep your feet on the floor.

Advanced option – Hold a small weighted ball or dumbbell in your hands and tap the floor with each twist.

London Times: Why the Jiggle Factor is a Pain for Women

Posted by Administrator on 7/9/2013

The London Times names The Lynx Sports Bra as "Best for the buxom" and notes that "In studies involving women size DD to G cup at Loughborough University, its bounce factor out-performed rival bras by providing a more comfortable workout."¹
¹London Times, May 21, 2013

In a May 21, 2013 article on women's breasts and sports bra design, The London Times discusses why breast pain is making it difficult for women to run and exercise. The article also describes how the Lynx sports bra is making a real difference in providing women comfortable support.

You can read the entire article by clicking here.


Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #5

Posted by Administrator on 7/2/2013

A stronger core is important for EVERYONE, no matter your age or sport! Once of the best ways to strengthen your core is with pilates exercises. Join us at Lynx Sportswear for an ongoing series of easy to follow pilates exercises you can do at home!

Disclaimer**(Please read below)

About Heather: Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor has been teaching pilates for 6 years, and has been a pilates student for much longer! She is a mom and an athlete and will be providing step-by-step instructions on developing core strength. Her workouts are fun, adaptable to many ability levels, and extremely effective (at least in our opinion!). We love Heather and think that she has an amazing ability to target those tricky core areas. Check out her workouts on our blog, and let us know what you think!


Pilates Blog Post #5
The exercises posted here can be performed in addition to the foundational exercises posted in my first blog or they can be performed on their own for a short workout. If performing them on their own, feel free to perform more reps than recommended below to get a more complete workout.

Scissor with oblique twist:

Starting position On your back, hands behind your head, legs extended up towards the ceiling.

Movement Take a nice deep breath in to prepare. As you exhale, lower your left leg towards the floor as you twist your upper body towards your right leg. Inhale as you come back center, bringing your left leg back up towards the ceiling. On the next exhale, lower your right leg towards the floor as you twist your upper body towards your left leg. Perform 8-12 reps per side.

Tips Keep your elbows wide and your chest open, focusing on bringing your shoulder off of the mat towards the opposite leg. Keep your legs as straight as you can.

Backstroke:

Starting position On your back, legs in tabletop position. Make a fist with each hand and bring your arms over your chest, fists together.

Movement As you inhale, extend your legs and arms up towards the ceiling and then circle them around and down until they meet again with your legs and arms extended out straight. Exhale as you bring your legs and arms back in to starting position. Perform 8-12 reps in this direction and 8-12 reps reversing the movement.

Tips Maintain a neutral spine, ensuring that as you circle your legs around your back and rib cage are not popping off the mat. Keep your legs as straight as possible as they circle around. Each movement ends with the knees directly over the hips; do not bring your knees in over your chest.

Advanced option Ad an upper abdominal curly by holding the head and shoulders off of the mat.


Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #4

Posted by Administrator on 5/31/2013

A stronger core is important for EVERYONE, no matter your age or sport! Once of the best ways to strengthen your core is with pilates exercises. Join us at Lynx Sportswear for an ongoing series of easy to follow pilates exercises you can do at home!

Disclaimer**(Please read below)

About Heather: Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor has been teaching pilates for 6 years, and has been a pilates student for much longer! She is a mom and an athlete and will be providing step-by-step instructions on developing core strength. Her workouts are fun, adaptable to many ability levels, and extremely effective (at least in our opinion!). We love Heather and think that she has an amazing ability to target those tricky core areas. Check out her workouts on our blog, and let us know what you think!


Pilates Blog Post #4
The exercises posted here can be performed in addition to the foundational exercises posted in my first blog or they can be performed on their own for a short workout. If performing them on their own, feel free to perform more reps than recommended below to get a more complete workout.
Crazy 8’s:

Starting position – On your back, legs extended up straight towards the ceiling. Hands by your side or slide them underneath you for more lower back support.

Movement – As you inhale, slowly lower your legs towards the floor on the right, tracing a figure “8” with your legs. Halfway down, your legs will cross over to the left side. Exhale as your legs return back up towards the ceiling, with them again crossing over to the other side halfway up. Alternate the direction of your “8” – forwards and then backwards. Perform 8-12 reps in each direction.

Tips – Keep your abdominals pulled in tight, navel towards your spine. Keep your legs as straight as you can throughout the movement.

Advanced options – Place a pilates ring in between your legs, mid-calf , to work your inner thighs or place your legs inside the ring, mid-calf, to work your outer thigh. You can also place a small weighted ball or dumbbell in between the soles of your feet as another option to add weight to the exercise.

Teaser:

Starting position – On your back, legs and arms extended out in opposite directions.

Movement – Take a deep inhale to prepare. As you exhale, swing your arms around by your sides as you bring your upper and lower body off of the floor and balance on your tailbone. If you need to, grab behind your thighs to help you come up. Stay in this position for 3-5 deep breaths and then slowly lower yourself back on to the mat on an exhale.

Tips – Use the swinging motion of your arms to help you come up. While holding the position, take slow and controlled breaths. As you lower, pull your navel towards your spine and think about feeling each vertebrae making contact with the mat.

Beginners - Keep the legs bent at tabletop and continue to hold onto your legs.

Intermediate – Do not hold on to the legs to come up. Keep the legs straight throughout the entire movement.

Advanced Options – Hold a small weighted ball or dumbbell in your hands. Begin with arms directly over your chest rather than behind you. Instead of swinging your arms around your sides to come up, roll your upper body up off the mat with control as you lift your legs.


Lynx Sportswear is Proud to Welcome Professional Triathlete Bethan Flowler as a Lynx Sportswear Brand Ambassador

Posted by Administrator on 5/17/2013

Lynx Sportswear is pleased to report that Bethan Flowler, a rising star in the triathlete community, is now a brand ambassador for the Lynx Sports Bra. Bethan, who is in her second year as a Pro Ironman Triathlete, is also a full-time educator and writes for a blog for professional traithletes, www.beyondgoinglong.co.uk. She has already achieved an impressive number of first place finishes.

The choice of sports bra for a hard-working, champion triathlete like Bethan is very important, and since the Lynx sports bra provides her with lightweight, comfortable support wet or dry, it can be used during all phases of a triathlon. Bethan is pleased with the performance of the Lynx bra, stating "I train full time, competing at elite level in Triathlon, specifically Ironman. Of course, I depend on a quality sport bra for two sometimes three sessions per day! Comfort, support and no chaffing is important given the nature, duration and frequency of training." Bethan loves the snug and comfortable feel of the Lynx bra, and testing this over a long period and at high impact, found the bra to fell like a second-skin, comfortable regardless of sweat with ABSOLUTELY ZERO CHAFFING!

Lynx Sportswear is thrilled that Bethan is training hard in the Lynx sports bra. "We're so excited to help support Bethan in her quest to achieve her goals and rise to her highest level of performance," stated Cynthia Smith, the founder and designer of Lynx Sportswear. "This is a great partnership, and we look forward to following Bethan's success as an elite traithlete, and hearing about her experiences in training and competing."

Follow Bethan Fowler as the season progresses on her website at www.bethanfowler.co.uk and follower her on Twitter @TriFowler.


Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #2

Posted by Administrator on 4/18/2013

Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #2

A stronger core is important for EVERYONE, no matter your age or sport! Once of the best ways to strengthen your core is with pilates exercises. Join us at Lynx Sportswear for an ongoing series of easy to follow pilates exercises you can do at home!

Disclaimer**(Please read below)

About Heather: Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor has been teaching pilates for 6 years, and has been a pilates student for much longer! She is a mom and an athlete and will be providing step-by-step instructions on developing core strength. Her workouts are fun, adaptable to many ability levels, and extremely effective (at least in our opinion!). We love Heather and think that she has an amazing ability to target those tricky core areas. Check out her workouts on our blog, and let us know what you think!


Pilates Workout #2

The exercises posted here can be performed in addition to the foundational exercises posted in my first blog or they can be performed on their own for a short workout. If performing them on their own, feel free to perform more reps than recommended below to get a more complete workout.


Some key elements to keep in mind are:

Breathing with movement. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, always exhaling on the more difficult portion of the exercise. This forced exhalation will help you complete the move.
- Pull your navel towards your spine. The easiest way to think about this is to pretend you are squeezing into a pair of pants that dont quite fit. You should keep your abdominal muscles pulled in at all times during the exercises, thinking about pulling the belly button in towards the spine.

Maintain a neutral spine. There is a natural curve in the spine. When performing exercises on your back, that natural curve should remain the same throughout the movement. Do not allow your back to come further off the mat. If you are engaging your core and keeping your abdominals pulled in tight, you will be able to maintain this neutral spine.

The video will guide you through the foundational exercises, but here are some quick notes on each exercise to assist you as well. Good luck and enjoy! And remember to breathe!

Pilates Blog Post #2

The exercises posted here can be performed in addition to the foundational exercises posted in my first blog or they can be performed on their own for a short workout. If performing them on their own, feel free to perform more reps than recommended below to get a more complete workout.

Frog:

Starting position On your back, knees directly over your hips, heels together, knees and toes pointed out to the side. You have the option of keeping your hands down by your sides, sliding them underneath you for a little more lower back support or bringing your hands behind your head for an upper abdominal curl.

Movement As you inhale, circle your legs out to the side, sweeping them out straight in front of you as you being to straighten them. Your heels will meet in the middle with your legs now fully extended out in front of you. As you exhale, bring your legs back in to the starting position. Perform 8-12 reps and then reverse the movement, squeezing your heels and inner thighs together as you press your legs out and straighten them. Then sweep your legs out to each side as you circle them out, around and back to starting position. Perform 8-12 reps in this direction.

Tips Keep the navel pulled in towards the spine and maintain a neutral spine during the entire movement. If your back and/or rib cage are popping off the mat, keep your legs at a higher angle towards the ceiling as you circle them around. Keep your toes pointed out for the entire movement.

Beginner Option Instead of circling your legs out to the side, open them out to the side and then circle them up towards the ceiling rather than out in front of your body. When reversing the move, press your legs up towards the ceiling rather than straight out in front of you, and then circle them around.

Advanced Option As you get stronger, circle your legs out at a lower angle with the floor.

Corkscrew:

Starting Position On your back, legs glued together and extended straight up towards the ceiling. Arms by your side or slide them underneath you for a little more back support. Perform 8-12 reps in each direction.

Movement As you inhale, circle your legs down towards the floor on the right. As you exhale, complete your circle coming up on the left side. Reverse the direction of your circle with each repetition, alternating the direction of your circle.

Tips Keep the navel pulled in towards the spine. Keep the legs as straight as you can throughout the entire movement. Keep the circles slow and controlled.

Advanced Options Place a pilates ring in between your legs mid-calf (to work the inner thighs more) or place your legs inside the ring mid-calf (to work your outer thighs). Another option is to place a small weighted ball or dumbbell in between the soles of your feet to add some weighted resistance to the movement.

**Disclaimer

Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear are not licensed medical care providers and represent that they has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Heather Scott's or Lynx Sportswears negligence.


Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #1

Posted by Administrator on 4/1/2013

Pilates Core Exercises - Workout #1

A stronger core is important for EVERYONE, no matter your age or sport! Once of the best ways to strengthen your core is with pilates exercises.Join us at Lynx Sportswear for an ongoing series of easy to follow pilates exercises you can do at home!

Disclaimer**(Please read below)

About Heather: Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor has been teaching pilates for 6 years, and has been a pilates student for much longer!She is a mom and an athlete and will be providing step-by-step instructions on developing core strength.Her workouts are fun, adaptable to many ability levels, and extremely effective (at least in our opinion!).We love Heather and think that she has an amazing ability to target those tricky core areas.Check out her workouts on our blog, and let us know what you think!

Core Workout/Foundational Exercises:

The core workout presented here contains some foundational pilates exercises. These exercises can be performed several times a week, but you should allow yourself at least one day of rest in between sessions.You can watch the video or read the instructions for the same exercises that are described below.

Some key elements to keep in mind are:


Breathing with movement. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth, always exhaling on the more difficult portion of the exercise. This forced exhalation will help you complete the move.
- Pull your navel towards your spine. The easiest way to think about this is to pretend you are squeezing into a pair of pants that dont quite fit. You should keep your abdominal muscles pulled in at all times during the exercises, thinking about pulling the belly button in towards the spine.

Maintain a neutral spine. There is a natural curve in the spine. When performing exercises on your back, that natural curve should remain the same throughout the movement. Do not allow your back to come further off the mat. If you are engaging your core and keeping your abdominals pulled in tight, you will be able to maintain this neutral spine.

The video will guide you through the foundational exercises, but here are some quick notes on each exercise to assist you as well. Good luck and enjoy! And remember to breathe!

Hundreds:

Starting position Seated with feet flat on the floor with knees bent. Make a C curve with your spine and sit back until you feel your abdominals engage.

Movement - Bring your arms down by your side with a soft bend in the elbow. Pump your arms by your side. Inhale for 5 pumps of your arms and exhale for 5 pumps.

Tips - Keep your navel pulled to the spine, shoulders down away from your ears and focus on your breath.

Intermediate - Bring your feet off the floor into a tabletop position.

Advanced - Straighten your legs.

Alternate Option:Starting position - On your back with the option of lifting your head and shoulders off the floor. Beginner - Feet on the floor. Intermediate Legs in tabletop (bent legs with knees over the hips) or straight up towards the ceiling. Advanced Straight legs angled at a 45 degree angle off the floor.

Single leg stretch:

Starting position On your back. Head and shoulders can remain down or you can lift them.

Movement Bring your right knee in towards your chest while placing your left hand underneath your right knee to guide it. Your left leg remains long and off the floor. Switch legs so you then bring your left leg in towards your chest and your right leg extends straight. Repeat.

Tips Keep the abdominals pulled in, pull in on the leg gently and make the leg that is extending straight as long as you can.

Straight leg stretch:

Starting position On your back. Head and shoulders can remain down or you can lift them. Both legs remain straight.

Movement Bring your right leg up, gently grabbing behind your right thigh or calf to guide your leg towards your body. The left leg remains down a few inches off the floor. Switch legs to gently pull the left leg in while the right leg lowers to a few inches off the ground. Continue to switch legs.

Tips Abdominals pulled in, straight legs and gently pull on the leg. Do not excessively pull on the leg and do not pull directly behind the knee.

Roll Ups:

Starting position On your back, legs extended, arms extended directly over your shoulders.

Movement Inhale to prepare. As you exhale, slowly roll up to a seated position keeping your feet on the floor. Once you are seated, reach forward towards your toes. Inhale as you sit back up and then exhale as you slowly roll back down onto the mat.

Tips Keep the navel pulled in towards the spine. Use the exhale to slowly sit up and slowly roll back down. Keep the shoulders away from the ears. If you cannot sit all the way up while keeping your heels on the floor, roll up as far as you can and then roll back down.

Advanced Option Hold a small weighted ball or equivalent item in your hands while performing the movement.

Leg circles:

Starting Position On your back. Right leg extended towards the ceiling. Left leg remains on the mat. The leg stays bent if you have back issues. Otherwise, extend the left leg long.

Movement- Use your core muscles to anchor your torso and hips to the mat. As you inhale, circle your right leg down and away from your body. Exhale as you circle it back up across your body. Pause slightly at the top and repeat. After set is completed, reverse your circle and perform the move in the other direction. Repeat on left leg.

Tips Be sure you feel this exercise in your core and ensure your hips are not moving. Place your hands on your hips if you are not sure. If your hips are moving increase your focus on the abdominals and make your circle smaller until you can keep your hips isolated.

Advanced Option: Hold a small weighted ball or equivalent item in your hands with arms extended directly over your chest.

Bridging:

Starting position On your back. Knees bent. Feet flat on the floor beneath your knees, about hip distance apart. Arms down by your side. Head and shoulders remain on the floor.

Movement Inhale to prepare, and as you exhale slowly peel your spine off the mat, lifting your hips towards the ceiling. Hold the position for 3 breaths and then slowly lower, feeling each vertebrae contact the mat one at a time.

Side Lying - Bicycle:
Starting position On your side, legs slightly angled out in front of your hips. Hips stacked one on top of the other. Top leg lifts up to hip height. Movement Circle your top leg as if you are riding a bicycle with one leg. Keep the leg at hip height throughout the move. Repeat other side.
Tips Keep the hips stacked and keep the leg at hip height.
Side Lying Scissors:
Starting position On your side. Legs in a straight line with your upper body. Hips stacked one on top of the other. Lift both legs a few inches off the floor. Movement Bring one leg forward while the other swings back. Then slowly switch positions so the forward leg moves to the back and the back leg moves to the front. Continue to slowly scissor the legs.
Tips Keep the hips stacked and move with control and purpose. Do not rush it.
Superman:
Starting position On your stomach with arms extended out in front of you on the floor. Movement Pull your navel towards your spine. Inhale to prepare, and as you exhale lift your legs, head and arms off the floor. Reach long in opposite directions with your arms and legs. Hold the position for 3-5 breaths.
Tips Maintain a neutral spine by looking down at the floor. Keep the abdominals pulled in.
Flutter Kick:
Starting position On your stomach with arms extended out in front of you on the floor. Movement Pull your navel towards your spine. Inhale to prepare, and as you exhale lift your legs, head and arms off the floor. Flutter kick your arms and legs as if you are swimming. Repeat for 2-3 counts of 8.
Tips Maintain a neutral spine by looking down at the floor. Do not hold your breath. Keep your abdominals pulled in.
Cat/Dog Stretch:
Starting position On hands and knees. Movement Round your back up towards the ceiling as you tuck your chin in to your chest. Hold for 2 breaths. Then lift your head towards the ceiling and arch your back, bringing your belly towards the floor. Hold for 2 breaths. Repeat 2-3 times.
Pilates V:
Starting position Seated.
Movement Balance on your tailbone and bring your hands and legs off the floor. Hold for 5 breaths.
Beginners Legs in tabletop holding on to your thighs for balance.
Intermediate Legs in tabletop with arms extended by your sides with the option of straightening the legs if you can.
Advanced Straighten the legs with arms extended by your sides.
Tips Keep the abdominals pulled in towards the spine and continue to maintain deep breaths.

**Disclaimer

Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear are not licensed medical care providers and represent that they has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Heather Scott's or Lynx Sportswears negligence.


Meet Our Pilates Instructor, Heather Scott

Posted by Administrator on 3/31/2013

Hi! I’m Heather Scott, a certified pilates instructor. I’ve been teaching pilates for 6 years, and I’ve been a pilates student for much longer! I love the way pilates is transforming, both inside and out. As a mom of three (including a set of twins!) and an athlete, I rely on pilates to give me the strength and confidence I need to give my all to whatever I do.
As a mom, I know how busy life can get, so I’ve designed these workouts to give you maximum impact with minimal time. The real key is to make them a regular part of your week. Regular pilates workouts help to reduce stress and strengthen your core, so that you are stronger in everything that you do.
In the beginning, my posts will focus on the foundational exercises of pilates. These exercises focus on strengthening and tightening your core muscles, as well as increasing flexibility and improving posture. Once you’re familiar with the basics, I’ll keep things interesting and fun by posting a variety of new exercises that can either be done in addition to the foundational exercises or on their own for a quick workout. . These exercises can be performed several times a week (ideally 3), but you should allow yourself at least one day of rest in between sessions.

I have designed the foundational video to take only 10-15 minutes to introduce some of the core moves of pilates mat. The additional exercises I post will typically be an additional 3-5 minutes, so you will have the choice of adding on to the base exercises for a longer workout or just trying the new ones for something quick.

Busy lives can make it tough to get to the gym regularly to attend a class, so I’ve designed these exercises to enable you to reap the benefits of pilates on your own time, in your own home and at your own pace. I’ll be providing modifications for all levels of fitness so everyone can benefit.
No equipment is required for most of these exercises, but I will show options in case you are familiar with some of the pilates mat equipment or want to try something new.
When I do use equipment, I will most likely use one of the following:
- Small inflatable ball – While you can purchase these specifically for pilates, any small bouncy ball will do, even one from a toy store.
- Pilates ring – This can also be purchased through various web sites, but is not required for any of the exercises. You can use the inflatable ball as a substitute. If you have neither, you will still be able to perform most, if not all, exercises.
- Small weighted ball – These small weighted balls are typically 2-3 pounds. If you have a small dumbbell at home you can also use that or any household item that is small in size and about the same in weight. I recommend using something that is not too awkward to manage, as you will often be placing the item between your feet. Think simple, such as a canned good or water bottle. It is also recommended to remove your socks while performing exercises with these items so you can get a better grip on them.
Equipment can be purchased on various web sites, and in most local sporting goods stores. There are many brands on the market, and while any are fine to try, Stott and Gaiam are two brands you can usually trust if you are unsure.
Every post will include a video demonstrating the exercises, as well as a written explanation with some tips and pointers. I hope you enjoy the exercises and fall in love with pilates as much as I have. ENJOY!

Disclaimer:

Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.

You should be in good physical condition and be able to participate in the exercise.

Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear are not licensed medical care providers and represent that they has no expertise in diagnosing, examining, or treating medical conditions of any kind, or in determining the effect of any specific exercise on a medical condition.

You should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Heather Scott and Lynx Sportswear from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of Heather Scott's or Lynx Sportswear’s negligence.


Read about Lynx Sportswear in Lingerie Journal

Posted by Administrator on 10/23/2012

Read about Lynx Sportswear and the new Zoom in the Lingerie Journal, the leading publication in the lingerie industry.

Holly Jackson is a online copywriter and lingerie columnist. She can be found blogging at her website http://www.thefullfiguredchest.com or on working on her goal of filling up an entire closet with lingerie on Twitter @fullfigurechest.


New Colors Have Arrived!

Posted by Administrator on 12/2/2011

We've just added two frequently-requested colors for the Lynx Sports Bras. All-White and Powder-Blue/White Trim are now in stock for the popular Dart sizes.

Powder Blue / White Trim All White

These new colors are made of the same lightweight, cool fabric as our older colors.

We'll be bringing them to our next appearance at the Walt Disney World Marathon Expo January 5-7th. We hope to see lots of our friends there again this year.

Happy Holidays!
The Lynx Staff

Lynx Sports Bras Top Pick in Runners World

Posted by Administrator on 10/1/2011

The Lynx sports bra has received Top Honors by Runners World magazine in their 2011 review of the best sports bras.
“Finally a simple, slip-on bra for alarger bust,” said a grateful 34DD when she saw the LYNX SPORTSBRA ($53). “Can’t wait to try it during a really long run.” The racer-back bra’s firm hold comes from thick straps and tightly woven polyester panels. A few testers noted that the bra smushed two boobs into one, yet they loved its grip. Fits 30A to 42DDD (Lynx uses different sizing); lynxsportswear.com"*
*Reprinted with the permission of Runner’s World magazine (November 2011)”

Cynthia Smith Interviewed on MYOB Radio

Posted by Administrator on 8/17/2011

MYOB
Cynthia was interviewed in Boston, Mass on Aug 10, 2011.


Lynx Sportswear in Washington Post -- See us in Philadelphia

Posted by Administrator on 8/17/2011

Lynx News
Aug 16, 2011
In this issue

Hello, All!
Thanks to all of you who sent us the great feedback! We are so very pleased that we can help you achieve your goals! Please keep the messages coming in.

Washington Article on Sports Bras
The Washington Post mentions Lynx Sportswear in an article on Sports Bras in the Health and Science section of their August 16, 2011 issue.

Describing how important it is for women to have the proper support when they are active, the Washington Post makes a special mention of Lynx Sportswear and it's founder, Cynthia Smith.

See us at the Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon
Lynx Sportswear will be exhibiting at the
Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia 1/2 Marathon
Expo

Friday, Sept 16: 11:00am-6:00pm
Saturday, Sept 17: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall E

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See us there and bring your friends to get sized for a great fit!

Follow us on Twitter!
Lynx Sportswear is tweeting on women's health and sports!
Follow us daily or visit our website to read our tweets!


Lynx Newsletter Launched

Posted by Administrator on 1/28/2011

Hello, All!
Thanks to all of you who sent us the great feedback! We are so very pleased that we can help you achieve your goals! Please keep the messages coming in.
Support for Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure!

We at Lynx Sportswear are happy to announce that between now and April 30, 2011, we are donating $2 of every bra and every support tank sold to the Susan G. Komen 3-day for the Cure!
Walt Disney World Give-Away
Congratulations to Mary Pat in Massachusetts for winning the $50 Amazon Gift Card give-away.
Lynx Sportswear Bra Hook Modification

Some of our customers have recently reported an issue with the bra hook turning to the side. For those of you who have experienced this, we have a solution!
A minor stitching change to the product will prevent the hook from turning. If you send us your Lynx Sportswear garment, we will make this modification and return the product to you.

Some of our customers have asked if they can make this minor modification themselves.
Yes, you can!

This link will take you to step-by-step instructions for making this change.
If you would like us to make this minor modification to your Lynx sports bra or support tank to eliminate this issue, please send it to us at the address below:

Lynx Sportswear
P.O. Box 177
Lincroft, NJ 07738-0177

Please include a note stating that you are sending us the bra so that we can fix the hook. Also, make sure to include a return address so that we can get your Lynx sports bra or support tank back to you ASAP!
Thank you!

Save 10%
We've extended the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend promotion until 2/7/2011. Use Code: WDWMARATHON2011
Offer Expires: 2/7/2011


Back from Walt Disney World Marathon Expo

Posted by Administrator on 1/14/2011

Thank you to everyone who visited us at the Walt Disney World Expo on January 6,7 and 8th. We met so many amazing women and their families, and are very happy we could help so many of you.
Your stories were amazing! We were able to help women who previously ran in multiple sports bras for support and who had never been able to run comfortably before. It was exciting to see so many women come into our booth doubting they could be helped, then jumping up and down in our booth and laughing at their new no-bounce sports bra.
Thank you to all who have sent us so many glowing reports! We are looking forward to seeing more of you at our next event. We will let you know when that will be!


Off to the Walt Disney World Marathon

Posted by Administrator on 1/2/2011

We're off to WDW Marathon 2011

Lynx Sportswear will be making it's debut at the 2011 Walt Disney World Marathon Expo January 6-8, 2011.

We are very excited to be exhibiting our No-Bounce sportswear at the expo, as we have been a participant of the WDW Marathon Weekend since 2001. We will have a large inventory of sports bras and support tanks in black, purple and teal.

Stop by and be measured! We will help you find the best fit to provide you with the ultimate in comfort and support!

See you at the Expo, and on the course!


Welcome to Lynx Sportswear!

Posted by Administrator on 12/30/2010

Welcome to Lynx Sportswear! We have spent the last few months testing and refining our design based on the experiences of many wonderful female athletes. Thank you all!

We are also happy to report that our sports bras and support tanks are being manufactured in the U.S.A.!

Those of you who have been waiting for shipments will now be receiving their orders.

Thanks, again, all our testers!