Breakfast: egg free, dairy free and banana free

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. It always has been and I love eating it for lunch or dinner. Growing up I loved french toast (and still do!).  Here are my favorites that I rotate depending on the season and my mood. First I should mention I don’t love eggs. I can’t standContinue reading “Breakfast: egg free, dairy free and banana free”

Pilates After Waking Up

Have you ever woken from a deep sleep and taken a big stretch? Reaching your arms past your head and feeling your feet stretch for the wall. It feels so good to do! You can take it one step further by doing Pilates after waking up. After sleeping all night your body might feel stiff. AndContinue reading “Pilates After Waking Up”

Stretches when Traveling

I love to travel and especially to new places. If it’s close, we love a good road trip. After traveling in a car or plane, I feel stiff and cramped. In an airplane there’s very little room to stretch your legs. And in a car I sit in all kinds of positions trying to getContinue reading “Stretches when Traveling”

Meditation: My Favorite App & Rec’s

Meditation is something I like to include when talking about Pilates. Pilates focuses on our mind and body and I’ve found meditation to be very helpful with my Pilates practice. It’s helped me reduce the clutter in my head.  My favorite app for meditating in the morning is Insight Timer. The app is free andContinue reading “Meditation: My Favorite App & Rec’s”

Knitting: where and how to start?

When starting something new like knitting, you experience a rollercoaster of emotions. At first, you are scared and maybe intimidated.  The question “Will I like it?” and “Will I be good at it?” comes to mind. As you start to knit, there are screams of excitement, gruntled facial expressions, and finally a time to pauseContinue reading “Knitting: where and how to start?”

Why I love the coffee shop atmosphere

Before I began teaching Pilates full time, working in a coffee shop was one of my favorite jobs. I loved seeing people, making drinks, learning about coffee, and of course drinking it!  I loved making conversation with people. Whether it was talking about their day, something exciting, or seeing a regular. Coffee brings happy memoriesContinue reading “Why I love the coffee shop atmosphere”

Which props are good for stretching & Pilates?

There are many props for stretching and ones specifically for Pilates. You may not know where to start or how to use them. This post includes my favorite props to use for stretching, relieving tension, challenging myself during Pilates, and making exercises easier. All of the props included are affordable and I’ve included links forContinue reading “Which props are good for stretching & Pilates?”

3 Tips for Your Pilates Practice

There are many questions you might have for your Pilates practice. And it’s natural to have questions. This blog post will help you understand things a little better for your practice and mindset. And if you still have questions after reading, put them in the comments! You make it look so easy, why do IContinue reading “3 Tips for Your Pilates Practice”

Local Coffee Shops to Visit

I love to travel and when I do I seek out the local coffee shops. What I love about them is the atmosphere, friendly staff, and good coffee. I look for the opportunity to slow down and enjoy coffee with Mike or alone. The locals always have good recommendations for what to do and whereContinue reading “Local Coffee Shops to Visit”

Pilates and Coffee

Are you looking for movement in a fun and safe environment? How about doing things differently than exercising at home or in a gym? That’s what Pilates and Coffee is all about.  When you walk in the door at Artisan Culture, it’s a welcoming and inviting space instantly. The sunlight streams in through the stainedContinue reading “Pilates and Coffee”