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So far Mara Core Conditioning has created 11 blog entries.

Mara Core Conditioning Embraces Physical, Emotional Health

September 26th, 2017|

Mara Core Conditioning is a Newton Highlands, MA Pilates studio. Owner Mara Iancovici has 30 years of experience training clients and has a background in exercise physiology and kinesiology, which she said she uses to help all types of clients that come in to her studio. […]

Everyday CORE

March 3rd, 2017|

I’m sure you’ve heard from your physician or PT: “You need to strengthen your CORE” or “Your back is hurting you because your CORE is weak.”

So, what is the CORE? Every time we move, some muscles are holding us steady, while the others actually are moving our body. The ability of the body to coordinate […]

Fit Feet

February 27th, 2017|

The sun is out. The kids are in camp. The heat and your flip-flops or sandals are on!
You are ready to have another busy day and suddenly, your feet don’t want to move and start to hurt. Then you ask yourself: “What did I do?” and “What will I do?”

Stand up straight and bounce up […]

Stretches for Mom While on the Field

February 20th, 2017|

While you are watching your kids play sports or on the playground, it is the perfect time to mobilize your body and exercise!
Shoulders: Either seated or standing raises your shoulders up & down or make circles moving them around.
Ankles: Move your ankles to flex & point, in & out and around.
Tap your feet on the […]

Get your shape back with 10 minute workouts

February 15th, 2017|

Sunny, cloudy or snowy, walk your kids to school.
Climb on your stairs up & down in the rhythm of “Boogie Woogie”.
Get on your elliptical or, take your bike.
Jog with your dog or just jump rope.
Increase your heart rate, breath in/ breathe out and oxygenate your body as much as you can.

Every day, see how many […]

5 Mara Core Conditioning exercises for tight ABS “IN”.

February 11th, 2017|

Dear Waban moms,
I hope you all had a terrific summer. Now that the kids are back to school it is time to get back to exercising!
5  Mara Core Conditioning exercises for tight ABS “IN”.
SET UP: Supine, lie on your back, knees bend in tabletop position, head lifted up above the mat, dead weight into your […]


February 10th, 2017|

After graduating from the Wingate Institute, where I studied back therapeutic exercises, I received a M.Ed. from Boston University. In the thirty years since then, I have been actively promoting fitness and wellness. I am also a certified personal trainer and a Stott Pilates instructor. When I teach, I draw upon my strong background […]

Abs of Steel

February 10th, 2017|

Who doesn’t want a flat tummy? Who doesn’t want to get back into their skinny jeans?
First, we need to understand about we are talking about when we say “abs”.
There are four abdominals layers: Rectus Abdominis, External Oblique, Internal Oblique and Transversus Abdominis.
The best way to flatten your abs is to start focus on the Transversus […]

Bringing Sexy “Back”

April 13th, 2015|

As children, our parents often told us to stand up straight, but rarely did they tell us how or why.

The best way to look good and healthy is a GOOD POSTURE!
I know how busy we all are leaning over picking up the kids, hunched over our computers, having one shoulder higher from talking on the phone and […]

Flexibility excercises like Pilates and yoga could prevent, treat stiff arteries

April 3rd, 2015|

From a sitting position, how far can you reach past your toes? Especially if you are middle-aged or older, the answer could indicate how flexible you are — and also how flexible your arteries are. However, if you are stiff and can’t reach too far, don’t despair. New research suggests stretching exercises that increase flexibility […]