Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!
Dec05

Celebrating One Year: Enter to Win a Living Fort Wayne Prize Package!

We can’t believe it’s been a year since our grand website re-launch here at Living Fort Wayne! Over the course of the last twelve months, we have gotten to feature so many amazing Fort Wayne businesses, non-profits, events, and people. We’ve also grown our team (and we’re continuing to grow) and our following continues to increase by leaps and bounds. We cannot thank you enough, readers and fans, for your support! Living Fort Wayne has made some great strides, but we’re not done yet. We’ve got some exciting plans in store for 2015 and can’t wait to share them with you. But first, let’s talk about our latest development: our Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter! That’s right: Now you won’t miss a single story from Living Fort Wayne. Each week, we’ll curate the last several days worth of posts and send them off to you in one, easy-to-digest e-mail. So, our one year anniversary and the launch of our new e-Newsletter. What better way to celebrate these two milestones than rewarding one very lucky Living Fort Wayne fan with a basket of goodies from a few of the many businesses we’ve featured in the last year, simply for signing up to receive our e-Newsletter? We can’t think of one… so that’s exactly what we’re going to do! The  Living Fort Wayne Anniversary Prize Package What’s Inside All of the items in this incredible prize package were generously donated by the local businesses in which they’re from. Huge thanks to all of the donors! Anytime Fitness – 3-month membership. ArtLink – One-year family membership to the gallery. Cinema Center – One-year membership. Creative Women of the World – Fair trade items. Fort Wayne Indoor – Free skate passes. Longe Optical – $50 gift card towards any eyeglasses, sunglasses, or contact lens purchase (excludes eye exams.) Mercantile on Main – $25 gift card. Natril Gear – Gift certificate for the purchase of a Lugger of the winner’s choice. Old Fort Soap Company – Basket of products. Opal & Ruby Gift Emporium – $25 gift card. Pure Movements Pilates Studio – Five complimentary classes. Tokens N Tickets – $25 in gift cards. Two EE’s Winery – Four tasting glasses and a voucher for four free tastings. Utopian Coffee – One bag of coffee. YWCA – Cards and a t-shirt. And of course, some Living Fort Wayne gear! Click on the businesses above to see their featured stories and learn more about them! How to Enter Go to www.livingfortwayne.com. Simply subscribe to the Living Fort Wayne e-Newsletter and your name will be entered into the drawing. You can do this by filling out the short...

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Pure Movements Pilates Studio
Jan14

Pure Movements Pilates Studio

Content Submitted by Tresa Meussling. Our ability to function within our day to day life is dependent upon our individual and ideal freedom of movement. Time and physical duress from our routines cause wear, fatigue and the general imbalance of our bodies. As a discipline, Pilates remains focused on restoring the range and freedom of movement of its practitioners to the proximate level for which we were innately born, a goal for which every person struggles and hopes best to achieve. It’s difficult to find a modality of movement that every age, every body type, and literally every person may actively participate in, but Pilates is the perfect way to reteach and retool our bodies in the art of movement. German-born Joseph Pilates was residing in an internment camp during WWI when he developed the basis for the movement program that the world knows today. Seeking to therapeutically aid the wounded and bedridden soldiers with whom he was assigned, and with limited tools at his disposal, Joseph innovatively transformed salvaged barrels and bedsprings to create resistance based exercise routines. Nearly 100 years later, both Pilates equipment and training has revolutionized and evolved in form. But Pilates principles, roots, and heritage remain vibrantly alive and well. Pure Movement has been located at 526 Jefferson Blvd. in downtown Fort Wayne since 2008. Pure Movement has six instructors with more than 600 hours of initial Pilates training, not including numerous years of continuing education. Each instructor is professionally instructed to flexibly handle every age and body type, including those with injuries, those six months into a pregnancy, or simply a person looking to improve his or her posture and figure. Depending on your particular desire or need, Pure Movement offers a wide array of class and session options. The most popular option is the group apparatus classes which incorporate the equipment that Joseph Pilates innovated as well as a contemporary approach to teaching. These classes are intimately designed to meet the tailored needs of the individual, with no more than five individuals in a class. Some classes provide an all-around comprehensive workout, while others focus more on one section of the body than the other. In addition, mat classes (which utilize one’s own body weight to provide resistance) are taught in a format that incorporates principle focuses of strengthening, stretching, and release work techniques. Most recently, Pure Movement has incorporated barre classes to its client offerings – a combination of traditional ballet barre, Pilates mat work, and cardio training – for a fun, and calorie burning workout. You can learn more about Pure Movement and its various class offerings at puremovementstudio.com/classes, or...

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