Pilates Gift Guide

This Pilates gift guide is for you if you’re starting Pilates at home. It’s easy to start, all you need is a mat and some space! But what if you’re wanting more than that?  Have you been asked what you would like for Christmas and don’t know the answer? Here are some gift ideas! FirstContinue reading “Pilates Gift Guide”

Pilates After Waking Up

Have you ever woken from a deep sleep and taken a big stretch? Reaching your arms past your head and feeling your feet stretch for the wall. It feels so good to do! You can take it one step further by doing Pilates after waking up. After sleeping all night your body might feel stiff. AndContinue reading “Pilates After Waking Up”

Stretches when Traveling

I love to travel and especially to new places. If it’s close, we love a good road trip. After traveling in a car or plane, I feel stiff and cramped. In an airplane there’s very little room to stretch your legs. And in a car I sit in all kinds of positions trying to getContinue reading “Stretches when Traveling”

Shoulders: Relieve Pain & Strengthen

Before I became a Pilates instructor I worked in an office for 4+ years. I worked in customer service which meant answering emails and phones, entering paint orders for our customers, etc. I started Pilates to help a nagging knee pain I had from running. Little did I know, Pilates would help open my chestContinue reading “Shoulders: Relieve Pain & Strengthen”

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!

Knee Pain & How to Relieve It

I’m no stranger to knee pain. It’s why I started Pilates. Knee pain is frustrating because you feel it often and want to find a way to fix it. If you’re a runner or walker you want to be able to keep moving and find joy in your movement. It’s still possible to do the activities you love without slowing down for a nagging pain.

How to Relieve Pain from Knit and Crochet

Do you find yourself sitting for long periods while knitting or crocheting? The urge to say one more row is real and sometimes it’s hard to stop even if your body says it needs a break. Knit and crochet are so relaxing for the mind and the body and can have the same benefits byContinue reading “How to Relieve Pain from Knit and Crochet”

Hygge: Mindfulness, Cozy, and Comfort

Hygge is something practiced in Denmark. The people of Denmark are at the top of the charts for the happiest people in the world. They are happy even when they live in darkness for a good portion of the year. So how are they so happy? One word: Hygge.  I love Hygge. Hygge is theContinue reading “Hygge: Mindfulness, Cozy, and Comfort”

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”

Natural Movement

Have you completed a workout that felt easy? Where you came home and wondered which muscles worked? How about a workout that left you sore for days? Where it hurt to walk up and down the stairs or sit in your car? The first workout sounds like an easy workout with little effort used. TheContinue reading “Natural Movement”