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A SIMPLE STRETCH YOU CAN DO
IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM
BY KELLY FILIPPONE
n the Winter 2014 issue of @MPIGNY,
we talked with Amy Valent-Ribot
from Hoboken Pilates about the
difficulties of fitting in a workout while
traveling. Without having much time
or access to fitness equipment, Amy
recommended we bring a thera band on
the road to stretch and strengthen. For
this issue, I posed the question: What if I
don't have a thera band? Is there a good
stretch you can show me that requires
no equipment that I can do in my hotel
room to relieve my body from a long day
at a trade show?
This is what Amy demonstrated:
* Dangle one leg off the edge of the bed.
* Bring your other knee to your chest.
Hold below the knee cap and on the
* Allow the extended leg to be heavy, so
the hip flexor muscle can unwind.
* Switch your legs, ensuring that both
legs receive equal treatment.
* Repeat as many times, either during
one "session" or throughout the day.
* If this is painful in your back, your
knee or is too intense a stretch, do the
stretch lying on the floor (see photo).
* It is best not to place your hand directly
on the kneecap, as this weakens your
"Whatever version you do, include full,
slow breaths to savor the effects. Your
back will thank you for it!" Amy noted!
This is a great stretch that I will be
sure to keep in mind when I'm in a hotel
room after a long day of work. Thank
you to Amy for demonstrating these
simple ways for all of us to stretch. We
appreciate your interest in sharing ideas
For more information regarding
Pilates and yoga, you can reach Amy
on Twitter (@Amyvribot) or check out
her Facebook page (www.facebook.
com/HobokenPilates) for more
stretching ideas. @
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of @MPIGNY - Spring 2014
Ask the Board
Speaking the Language of Sustainability
11 Delivering the ‘green’ at AIBTM 2014
IMEX America’s Sustainability Efforts: Greenhouses, Gardens and Growing Commitments
A CSR Preview of MPI’S WEC 2014
Greening Trends: Meeting Planners ‘go Local’ to Drive Down Costs
Sustainability at Caneel Bay Resort
Let’s Get Physical: Team Building for the Active Attendee
Mpigny’s Engaging Evening
Notes From the Field
Asheville CVB Injects Unique Destination Flare Into Meetings
History Comes Alive in Boston
@MPIGNY - Spring 2014