Pilates Helps You Run Better

Yesterday I had a long run at an easy pace which meant I had time to wander in my thoughts. I realized it’s not as easy as it was when I was running long distances in Columbus. I still have the ability to let my mind open up to new ideas but my running hasContinue reading “Pilates Helps You Run Better”

Time is of the Essence

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” -Mother Theresa Time is precious. It’s not something we can physically hold on to or see or taste. It’s almost like it’s invisible and you can’t catch it, like a ghost or a cloud. How often do you make timeContinue reading “Time is of the Essence”

Finding the Inner Spirit

Pilates is the complete coordination of the mind, body, and spirit. Contrology is actually what the series of exercises is called but we refer to it as Pilates from the creator, Joseph Pilates himself. When starting Pilates there are lot of thoughts and emotions and feelings being experienced all at once and it’s hard toContinue reading “Finding the Inner Spirit”

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 theirContinue reading “A Pilates Instructor’s Journey”

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 femaleContinue 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 buildingContinue 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 aContinue 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 loveContinue 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 stillContinue reading “Happiness is an Inside Job”