Woodland Hills, CA, USA – June 8, 2021 – Conni Ponturo, founder of Absolute Pilates Upstairs, is focusing her attention on mental health awareness. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Ponturo has been texting and emailing her clients a daily dose of health, simple workouts, meditation, and inspiration that they can do from home. Staying connected with people and regular exercise can help depression by releasing feel-good endorphins and other natural brain chemicals that enhance the feeling of well-being.
Over 40 million Americans suffer from anxiety and depression and after the past year and a half, Ponturo is certain that numbers are even higher. Isolation and feelings of helplessness go hand in hand with anxiety and depression.
To counter the effects of isolation, Ponturo offers an online virtual Pilates mat class 3 days a week and an online membership site, Absolutely Grounded, where members can access her workouts with various props like a ball, foam roller, weights, TheraBand’s, chair, and meditations. On YouTube, Ponturo has over 150 short videos that move the body and allow it to feel good.
Ponturo says “Motion is Lotion” and the number one thing we need to keep in mind as we get older. “When we feel better in our bodies, we deal better in the world.”
“Stay connected with people in your life and exercise. These 2 activities will help you align yourself and give you a few more tools to help alleviate anxiety and depression,” says Ponturo.
The best-selling author of Falling into Joy, Ponturo, understands what it means to find joy and meaning in the simple act of living within her body. That same joy she seeks to share with the world. Ponturo says, “Absolutely Grounded is committed to serving women and motivating them into loving their bodies. The ability to serve and help others find their way is so rewarding. I’m going to keep making videos and keep serving.”
About Conni Ponturo
Conni Ponturo is a leading authority in pain-free living, creating a harmonious connection of mindset, emotions, and body. Respected for her unique approach to transformational movement that merges pilates, meditation, and mindset, Ponturo is committed to serving women and motivating them to love their bodies. To receive daily phone workouts, text the word “Self-Care” to 26786 and join Ponturo for weekly virtual workouts at conniponturomedia.com.