Pilates Rules: What are they?

There’s an order for the Pilates mat and reformer which can feel like a set of Pilates rules to follow. You may have noticed this after a few classes. Typically you’ll start with some form of footwork, hundred, and then roll up for the mat or leg circles/short spine on the reformer. And why isContinue reading “Pilates Rules: What are they?”

Pilates Gift Guide

This Pilates gift guide is for you if you’re starting Pilates at home. It’s easy to start, all you need is a mat and some space! But what if you’re wanting more than that?  Have you been asked what you would like for Christmas and don’t know the answer? Here are some gift ideas! FirstContinue reading “Pilates Gift Guide”

Where can I take a Pilates class?

When it comes to taking your first Pilates class you might find yourself wondering how to start. And there are many options! Since COVID we’ve become even more creative. Here are some options and things to consider for each one. Local Pilates studio Going to a local Pilates studio is one of my favorites. You’reContinue reading “Where can I take a Pilates class?”

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?”