The Reformer

Pilates relieves stress. The mindful movement helps calm my overthinking mind and bring me to a better state of relaxation. The ability to do Pilates anywhere- home, in a hotel, studio, online, helps me remain consistent with my practice. It truly is a practice with no stopping point to maintain strength and flexibility just like meditation and mindfulness is a practice.

Setting Your Pilates Goals

What goals do you have for Pilates? It’s something I ask in the beginning and it helps me guide your session. Maybe it’s to not feel pain or stiffness. Or cross training for a race (COVID excluded). How about playing with your kids? Getting down to the floor easily and back up? Walking for long periodsContinue reading “Setting Your Pilates Goals”

Create a Home Pilates Space

We’ve been staying home for awhile now. I’ve lost track since March. The weather is warming up, kids are out for school, but you’re still exercising.  When exercising inside and at home, where is your workout space? It could be having your mat in the living room in front of the TV. Or in theContinue reading “Create a Home Pilates Space”

Why is Pilates Right for You?

Pilates is great for everyone: young, old, pre surgery, post injury, healthy, active, etc. Everyone and anyone can do Pilates. The reason why it works for everyone is I can provide modifications and adjustments for your body and needs.  If you’re young, Pilates will help build muscle to provide strength for sports. If you’re preparingContinue reading “Why is Pilates Right for You?”

Embody Self Awareness

When I started Pilates I had no body awareness. Awareness can be hard to explain. You might be reading this and think I’m crazy, how can I not be aware of my body? Yes, I know how many toes I have, how tall I am, sometimes I check my weight, and I know what sizeContinue reading “Embody Self Awareness”

Be the Energizer Bunny

We use energy to make more energy. Interesting concept, right? It seems backwards to move in order to keep moving.  There are times on the weekends when Mike and I go on a long and fast paced walk. Not too rigorous and certainly not a jog but one that keeps our heart rate up. WeContinue reading “Be the Energizer Bunny”

Pilates Power Hour

Let’s be honest: have you purchased an exercise video? One of any type: Pilates, kickboxing, “buns of steel”, P90x, the list goes on! I had one before I started doing Pilates, it was a Jillian Michaels’ dvd. It was when Biggest Loser was popular and while some find Jillian’s in your face style harsh, IContinue reading “Pilates Power Hour”