Pilates Brings Peace

Have you ever found yourself ask the question "What is Pilates?" Or maybe someone has asked you the question before. How did you respond? We have our own way of explaining things and hopefully all answers point back to a similar core. We could answer from a technical, textbook style which is Pilates is contrology: … Continue reading Pilates Brings Peace


Essential Oils for Your Health

Have you tried essential oils? Are you curious and want to give them a try? If you know very little about essential oils and want to know more, first I encourage you to visit the Young Living Essential Oil section of the website, this will give you some introductory information. Essential oils can seem a … Continue reading Essential Oils for Your Health

Pilates MATters: Why I Love the Mat Series

We are 6 days away from March 1- day of one of what the Pilates industry refers to as "March MATness." Benjamin Degenhardt started this idea during March when the rest of the sports industry is preparing for March Madness (basketball). I don't know about you but I love a good pun and I also love … Continue reading Pilates MATters: Why I Love the Mat Series

Happiness is an Inside Job

Happiness is an inside job. Unfortunately we can't find happiness from material things, from friends or families in our lives and the hard part working is from the inside out rather than the outside in. I am a firm believer in the saying 'money can't buy happiness' since I was in high school and still … Continue reading Happiness is an Inside Job

I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better

Let's get in touch with our feelings. How does that sound? Scary? Intimidating? Silly? It seems that as we get older we embrace the feelings inside less and less. Emotional feelings, whether it's physical or psychological. The human body is a spectacular machine that can shield feelings, embrace them, and even smother them. Take a … Continue reading I’ll Feel a Whole Lot Better

Props: Challenge, Tool, or Distraction?

Today's post is all about props. Are they helping challenge muscles, distract from the exercise, or a tool to help with the exercise? Think back to the first time taking a Pilates class and how you felt. Overwhelmed? Confused? Out of breath? Exhausted? The first timers would probably find the props to be a distraction. … Continue reading Props: Challenge, Tool, or Distraction?

Present Over Perfection

Have you ever heard the saying "perfection is an abstract ideal"? How often have you wanted something to be perfect- a presentation at work, a paper submitted in class, a craft you made at home, your hairstyle, the list goes on, right? We've all been there, the desire and want to be perfect. But can … Continue reading Present Over Perfection

Corps Esprit Ame

Today's post features a client of mine from France, Celiane, and the title is Body, Mind, Soul (pardon any improper French grammar). Celiane began doing Pilates when her personal trainer was out for a few weeks having surgery but had done Pilates previously. I've had the pleasure of teaching Celiane at the Wisconsin Athletic Club … Continue reading Corps Esprit Ame

Pilates before Baby

I have had the pleasure of working with Kristen from almost the start of her pregnancy (7 weeks) to currently (37 weeks) and it's been fun to watch her Pilates practice grow alongside her growing belly! Pilates is something anyone can do but it's understandable how not everyone may enjoy Pilates as much as others. … Continue reading Pilates before Baby