Props: Challenge, Tool, or Distraction?

Today's post is all about props. Are they helping challenge muscles, distract from the exercise, or a tool to help with the exercise? Think back to the first time taking a Pilates class and how you felt. Overwhelmed? Confused? Out of breath? Exhausted? The first timers would probably find the props to be a distraction. …

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Present Over Perfection

Have you ever heard the saying "perfection is an abstract ideal"? How often have you wanted something to be perfect- a presentation at work, a paper submitted in class, a craft you made at home, your hairstyle, the list goes on, right? We've all been there, the desire and want to be perfect. But can …

Corps Esprit Ame

Today's post features a client of mine from France, Celiane, and the title is Body, Mind, Soul (pardon any improper French grammar). Celiane began doing Pilates when her personal trainer was out for a few weeks having surgery but had done Pilates previously. I've had the pleasure of teaching Celiane at the Wisconsin Athletic Club …

Why Pilates?

Everyone has a story behind their first Pilates experience or what brought them to Pilates initially. Now it's time you learned how I started doing Pilates. When I first moved on my own to Columbus, Ohio after college to pursue a job in my business degree for Marketing I began running more often. My best …

Welcome!

Hello! You've found Pilates with Rachel and I look forward to you visiting my site more often. Check back soon for a blog post relating to Pilates but in the meantime look around! Rachel