SAMSUNGHow Prepared Are You to NOT Become a National Statistic?

What you need to know right here in Green Valley/Sahuarita, Arizona!

If airplane crashes caused over 600 deaths a day, 365 days a year, would you be concerned?

Can you imagine the hysteria and chaos this would cause?

Would you fly again? Of course not! All airplanes would be grounded!

Our country would be paralyzed!

What if you were told that over 225, 000 are killed and over 2 million people maimed and disabled every year…year after year from modern medicine…would you believe it?

Well, you better believe it. In fact, it even has its own name:

“Iatrogenic Disease”

To those unfamiliar with the term, Iatrogenic Disease is defined as a disease caused by medical treatment.

That means doctors, hospitals, medications, etc.

Sounds far-fetched and ridiculous? Think again!

Why Aren’t We, As a Society, Aware of This?

Because the real causes are hidden! Most medical coding only describes the cause of organ failure and does not identify iatrogenic causes at all!

Death by Medicine

A comprehensive research article, Death by Medicine, authored by Gary Null PhD, Carolyn Dean MD ND, Martin Feldman MD, Debora Rasio MD, and Dorothy Smith PhD, described in excruciating detail how the modern American medical system had bumbled its way into becoming the leading cause of death and injury in the United States.


From medical errors to adverse drug reactions to unnecessary procedures, heart disease, cancer deaths and infant mortality, the authors took statistics straight from the most respected medical and scientific journals and investigative reports by the Institutes of Medicine (IOM), and showed that on the whole American medicine caused more harm than good.


Just What Are “They” Going to Do About It?


They, meaning government health officials, are obviously concerned and worried about this country’s reputation for safety in our health care system.


The problem is that, as it always is with government, things move at a snail’s pace when change is needed, and as I mentioned before, this country has yet to have in place an adverse event reporting system.


Since it seems that “they” don’t have definitive answers or solutions, who does?


WE” Do, That’s Who!


We must, as a society, begin practicing self-care instead of healthcare.

What I have been telling you is not intended to frighten you, but there must be a wake-up call because we’re heading toward a half of million people annually that aren’t waking up!


We must start making informed choices about our health. Imagine that, making intelligent decisions about our own well-being.

It is quite obvious that relying on our healthcare system and the government to make these decisions for us, about us, just isn’t working.

It’s time to quit subjecting our bodies to misguided medical interventions and to reward ourselves with the healthy minds and bodies that come from taking control of our lives by emphasizing proper diet, exercise, and lifestyle changes.

I consider the fact that there are three predominant influences on health: physical activity, dietary patterns, and our willingness to make changes. Basically what this means is that lifestyle is our medicine. Period.

So it shouldn’t be a surprise that I named my program…


We can change the world or change ourselves. And when we change ourselves we can change the world.

Doctors are trained to think about patients through the lens of disease.

That model is archaic and useless. What I have told you previously proves that.

Functional Medicine

Remember that term. It’s about to change your life.

It did mine! Much more on that later!

I personally love mysteries, as I’m sure you do, and I’m going to throw you many clues.

But hang on.

Listen up for a second. I have something I want to give you free of charge.

I would like to offer you a complimentary thirty minute, one-on-one consultation with me to discuss your concerns and issues!

Of course, we have to melt our schedules together, and as you can probably guess, mine is very tight.

But no matter what, I will always make time for you!

Love ya,

Thumper at Mind to Motion Pilates Plus


P.S.  Listen to this, its brilliant. Tom Blue, the chief strategy officer for the American Association of Private Physicians put it this way:

“Most of us have three types of insurance. We have auto insurance. We have home owners insurance. And we have health insurance. And in two of those instances, we have a very clear and healthy understanding of what insurance is there to do: with our car and our house.

We have insurance to help us avoid financial ruin in the unlikely event of something catastrophic. We’re paying to manage a risk. Your house burns down. That’s bad. Your insurance can step in and save you from financial ruin.

Imagine what your house or car would look like if you believed that anything insurance doesn’t pay for is unnecessary. I mean you would be out of gas. Your tires would be flat. You would have burned up your engine. Your gutters would be falling off.

You would have a dilapidated home and a dilapidated car!

If you want to see the human equivalent of that belief, just have a look at the declining health in our population.”


M2M gives back — The Date Knight

by Admin on August 3, 2014


  • To provide a healthy and nutritious meal to person(s) that suffers an altered lifestyle due to chronic pain in the Green Valley AZ and Sahuarita AZ areas
  • To provide this meal without charge by funds donated for this purpose and this purpose only
  • The meals preparation, service, and cleanup will be provided by The Date Knight
  • The date and time for this occasion will be determined from an interview with the selected recipient
  • Frequency of this service will initially be once a week, with a different party each week, with more added later as time becomes available

 Everyone looks forward to a “date night”!


  • Person(s) selected will be determined by referrals from caring and informed community members
  • Once selected, menu will be offered to the recipient for their preference in meal and drink choice (dietary restrictions will be considered)
  • Alcohol will not be provided because of medical concerns
  • To refer someone please email us.


  • All foods will organically be grown, either from the The Date Knight’s personal gardens or purchased from organic food providers
  • The meals will be prepared by Ed “Thumper” Thornton, The  Date  Knight, and volunteers.

The  Date  Knight  project is a small, but extremely enjoyable part of Thumper’s ongoing quest for awareness, education, and coaching for those suffering from chronic physical and mental pain.

Please visit his website for alternative and diverse guidance on pain education and application. Please pass it on to others you love and care about.

Who knows…you may just help someone enjoy a better life.

 To donate to this worthy cause …


Maw’s, Pa’s and Paws Fundraiser

January 2, 2013

On January 20th, David Fitzsimmons (cartoonist for the Arizona Daily Star in Tucson, AZ) is coming to our studio, Mind to Motion PilatesPlus, to draw sketches of people with their pets for a donation to the Food Bank. Here is an example with Moo and her “pet”, Thumper. Sketches are framable quality! Call 520-829-6925 for more […]

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The History of Pilates, animated

December 13, 2012

This is a fun little video I found on Even though it is animated, it actually has a well done history of Joseph Pilates and contrology. Enjoy!!

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Green Valley Pilates plays big role in prehab and rehab

August 6, 2012

Check out this article in the Green Valley News written by Mike Touzeau. The article explains how Mind 2 Motion owner Ed “Thumper” Thornton along with the rest of the staff helps “prehab”joint replacement surgery patients so that they recover much faster and get back to their normal activities -like golf, dancing, tennis, etc.. […]

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100 years with Isabelle Norstad, Pilates Green Valley keeps her going!

July 23, 2012

Our long time client, Isabelle Norstad has done pilates with Thumper three times per week. On August 3, 2012, she turned 100 years young. We wish her a very special birthday from all of us at Mind to Motion Pilates Plus in Green Valley AZ! Below is a link to an article on Isabelle in […]

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Video Shows Pilates Principles, Incredible Balance

June 20, 2012

Balance, concentration, control. Sound familiar? Along with breath, flow, centering, these are the Principles of Pilates. The essence and foundation of everything we achieve in each and every Pilates Green Valley session contain and grow from these principles. The beauty that comes from precision has no peer. We see it in athletics, art, music, architecture, […]

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Windows and Doors

April 30, 2012

“I really don’t want to be here,” Bertha uttered with her eyes fixed on the floor at her feet.   Bertha, a small lady that instantly brings back memories of Aunt Bea from Mayberry, was referred to our studio in Green Valley by her doctor and insisted upon by her daughter for physical conditioning and strength. […]

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Pilates, Pistons, and Patients

April 17, 2012

There’s always something going on that we can relate to Pilates Green Valley.  More than likely, you heard or read the following that has been on the email circuit. A mechanic was removing the cylinder heads from the motor of a car when he spotted the famous heart surgeon in his shop standing off to […]

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April 15, 2012

More people are turning away from traditional medicine for illness and injury recovery and instead seeking alternative forms of care. Pilates is a huge contributor as one of these methods, in addition to chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture and yoga which are growing in popularity as natural, nonsurgical ways to help people gain a deeper understanding of their […]

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