How Do I Start Pilates?

When starting something new, especially exercise, there are a lot of questions at the forefront of your mind. No matter the question, it is not silly to ask! Questions help you learn and prepare. If you’ve never heard of Pilates there’s a lot to take in at first. Mat Pilates or Reformer Pilates? Online Pilates or in person? To put your mind at ease and answer some of your questions before taking your first session, read below to learn more about Pilates and to provide insight into your Pilates journey.

Focus Your Mind in a Workout

Have you ever had trouble getting through your own workout? What were you thinking? Did you focus on the workout itself or think of all the things you needed to do today? When focusing on Pilates in a private session and only it, you end up forgetting about the time. It’s no longer a question of ‘when will this workout end’ but ‘how did it go by so quickly?’ This feeling happens when you have a connection to your spirit.

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”