Tips for Your Roll Up

The roll up is an exercise that sometimes can feel as smooth as melted butter and other days can feel like a rocky road. The days where it feels complicated are frustrating. When I started Pilates I had days where I felt the same. The question on my mind was, ‘why did it feel soContinue reading “Tips for Your Roll Up”

Make Time for You with these 5 Steps

When the world shut down last March due to COVID-19 some of us gained extra time and others felt our time slip away. Has your work-life balance become non-existent due to working from home? It’s hard to stop working while working from home. And you lost your commute to and from work. You’re home oftenContinue reading “Make Time for You with these 5 Steps”

How to Be Confident with Your Body

Our bodies go through so many changes: surgery, weight loss and weight gain, pregnancies, amputations, etc. This can take a toll on your inner confidence. How do you continue to feel like yourself when your outer shell changes? Do you find yourself hating a scar or area of your body? Do you pretend it doesn’t exist?Continue reading “How to Be Confident with Your Body”

Walking: How to Step with Confidence

Have you ever noticed how you feel after a walk outside? Your muscles are stiff and tired but your mind feels good after the exercise. I love walking! It helps clear my mind leaving me refreshed afterward. Walks are also a great social activity with a friend. You feel good walking through nature and theContinue reading “Walking: How to Step with Confidence”

Cooking at Home

I truly began cooking when I started living on my own. My mom cooked dinner for us and made sure we were fed growing up. Before college, I knew how to make grilled cheese, PBJ, and french toast. Those are the things I remember the most. When I lived alone for the first time I knew I could buy frozen meals, order take out, or cook my own food. Buying fresh produce and cooking your own food is one of the cheapest options.

Pilates and Sitting or Standing

Sitting and Pilates, is it really possible? Do you sit often and stare at a computer screen or phone? Do you get up from your desk just to move? And when you do get up, do you feel stiffness in your back, shoulders, or neck? You’ve heard sitting is the new smoking but do you know why? Is there a way to sit and do Pilates? What is standing Pilates? Read to find out how to move while working at your desk and stand to move and stretch!

The Seesaw in Pilates

Take a moment to close your eyes and picture a seesaw (or teeter totter). The seesaw is at the playground with no one sitting on it and leaning to one side. Now picture two kids on the seesaw, one heavier than the other. Notice how the seesaw tips to one side because of the weightContinue reading “The Seesaw in Pilates”

Footwork: The Massage for Your Feet

If you’ve ever done a classical reformer workout you know you start with footwork. Usually Pilates V, Bird on a Perch, Heels, and Lower Lift. The different foot positions help open your feet, create flexibility, and even prepare you for more difficult exercises. But we can end up doing footwork using our larger more developedContinue reading “Footwork: The Massage for Your Feet”

Human Connections

The fitness industry has changed over the last 10 years. Squash clubs are a thing of the past and now more specialized gyms are opening everywhere. You can have a gym membership to use weights, treadmills, pools, or you can do Cross Fit, Orange Theory, even Solid Core. They are all variations of exercise andContinue reading “Human Connections”

Marrying the Body

Have you considered marrying parts of your body with other parts? How do you typically think of your body? Upper, lower, middle, arms, legs, front, back, side? Throughout a Pilates workout we want to move the body in all directions meaning flexion, extension, lateral flexion, and lateral rotation. But to do any of those fourContinue reading “Marrying the Body”