What can I do to strengthen my wrists? Is this a question you’ve asked yourself recently? This tool is one you want to have at home. And the great thing about it is you can make one yourself! It’s simple and inexpensive. A trip to your local hardware and fabric stores, some sewing skills, and aContinue reading “Strengthen Your Wrists”
The Franklin Method is embodiment. You’ll improve your Pilates practice and everyday movements with this method that uses images and visualizations. But what is embodiment? First, it’s noticing. Noticing where you are here and now. When you notice, it’s feeling your body in space. Acknowledging how you feel and that’s all. There’s no judgment orContinue reading “What is the Franklin Method?”
Traveling is a lot of fun and even when you get to your destination you might find your body needing some love. Take it from stiff and tight to flexible and happy with these 3 props for travel. And they fit easily in your carry on! Do you find yourself tight and stiff after traveling?Continue reading “3 Props for Travel”
There’s an order for the Pilates mat and reformer which can feel like a set of Pilates rules to follow. You may have noticed this after a few classes. Typically you’ll start with some form of footwork, hundred, and then roll up for the mat or leg circles/short spine on the reformer. And why isContinue reading “Pilates Rules: What are they?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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!
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.