Women Crush Wednesday- Brittany Underwood

Why we’re crushing on Brittany Underwood:

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Brittany Underwood is not only a total babe, she is also a wildly talented actress and singer who is fluent in Spanish (with a very sexy accent). She is one of the most passionate, driven women we know. Her focus and dedication to her art inspire us and we love that she always has a witty comment to lighten the mood. She recently took up beach volleyball and also happens to have a black belt in Tae Kwon Do! She inspires us to find something you love doing that keeps you active. We love that she doesn’t just go to the gym to stay fit, she gets out there and challenges herself physically and mentally by not just trying new things but fully delving into them.

We interviewed Brittany to learn more about her healthy lifestyle:

What type of activities do you do to stay fit?

I just started playing beach volleyball and I am hooked!  I take classes at South Bay Volley and private coach with Steve Ijams. He pumps you up so much that it makes you work extra hard, I love that! I think having someone who pushes you in any type of physical activity is super important to getting the most out of yourself.   Read more

Why Pilates?

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”

– Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates

Joseph Pilates

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a full body work out that focuses on six key principles: control, centering, concentration, precision, breath and flow. It is a system of exercises created by Joseph Pilates (1883-1967) to strengthen the body, increase flexibility, improve posture and enhance the mind-body connection. Joseph Pilates used this method to cure his own physical ailments, rehab war veterans and then to train boxers, athletes and dancers. He created many apparatuses to help move the body into the proper position for his exercises and to add resistance using springs.

What makes Pilates different than other forms of exercise?

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