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Dr. Meredith Butulis

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Dance Medicine and Sport Physical Therapist | Personal Trainer | Pilates Instructor since 1998 | Life-long Dancer

1 Day Until Dance Team State: 5 Last Minute Packing Tips

Are you ready for Dance Team State? Here are a few last minute items to include in your bag: Water bottle. Remember that 2% dehydration...

2 Days Until Dance Team State: How to Visualize

Dancers and coaches, Ever practice visualization? It is used by professional dancers and athletes often to enhance performance (especially during peak week)! Today and tomorrow are...

3 Days Until Dance Team State: 3 Tips for a Positive...

Dancers and Coaches, Who's inspired you in life? Why? What did they say? How did they say it? Now, ask yourself if the voices in your...

4 Days Until Dance Team State: What’s a Growth Mindset?

Coaches and dancers, If you've been following our tips, you have your recovery strategy, nutrition strategy, and tapering plan ready to go! As you enter into...

5 Days Until Dance Team State: Pre and Post Practice Snack...

Dancers, We've learned that your fuel sources and timing play a very large role in peak performance! Yesterday we examined how to nutrient time to avoid...

6 Days Until Dance Team State: How to Stop “Hitting the...

Dancers, Do you get to a certain point in practice and feel like you just can't do anymore? Do you feel shaky or weak? In...

7 Days Until Dance Team State: How Much Water Does a...

Dancers, Are you competing at sections this weekend, and perhaps having extra practices as well? Did you know that even 2% dehydration impairs performance? How much water...

8 Days Until Dance Team State: Using Good Fats to Peak...

Dancer and Parents, How can good fats help peak performance? Good fats help decrease inflammation and aide in the recovery cycle between practices. They also...

9 Days Until Dance Team State: Protein Power!

Dancers and Parents, Yesterday we discussed more ideal carbohydrate sources. Carbohydrates are the primary fuel for dance team style dance. However, protein is important too! Protein...

10 Days Until Dance Team State: The Carb is Your Friend

Carbs have definitely gained the attention in pop media lately. Right now you need your body and brain to work at their peak. To do...