A Pilates Instructor’s Journey

Rachel began her journey with Pilates 5 years ago when she was referred to the technique after a running injury.  She immediately fell in love with the method and exercises and discovered the importance of incorporating it into her exercise routine along with running. When doing Pilates you truly learn from multiple instructors and their … Continue reading A Pilates Instructor’s Journey

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Pilates: Created by a Man for Men

Did you know that Joseph Pilates created the series of exercises now known as Pilates specifically for men? It was meant to be manly but once Mr. Pilates started teaching in New York it became popular among women and dancers. As a Pilates instructor, my female to male client ratio is higher on the female … Continue reading Pilates: Created by a Man for Men

Building A (Pilates) Home Practice

Let's be real here: we all have a hard time finding the motivation to get up and move and workout- whatever kind of exercise that entails. It's so much easier to be lazy and hope that there's a spark inside you to complete that workout for the day. I've found the first thing to building … Continue reading Building A (Pilates) Home Practice

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?