How to Relieve Shoulder & Wrist Tension

Recently I struggled with shoulder and wrist discomfort and I wanted to share my experience with you. When we have discomfort in our body and don’t know the reason, it makes us pause. You might wonder, ‘why did this happen?’ I found myself asking the same question and instead of wondering why I asked ‘howContinue reading “How to Relieve Shoulder & Wrist Tension”

How to relieve your foot pain

Ever wonder why your feet hurt? Do you notice they hurt after sitting or standing for long periods? How do they feel after you take your shoes off? They can breathe again! Our feet are very important and it’s why Pilates is so helpful. Whether it’s in person using equipment or at home in an online Pilates session with a mat; your feet feel happy and free after exercising them. Exercising your feet also relieves back, hip, and knee pain.

When to Breathe during Pilates

One of the questions I am often asked is when do I breathe? Overall I hope that you keep breathing during Pilates. It is an important part of the movements and if you do the breathing backward, that’s ok! It’s a lot to understand when first doing Pilates and I’ve struggled with breathing as well.Continue reading “When to Breathe during Pilates”

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”

Chakras: Balance Energy and Let Go

Chakras are energy sources within your body. When the chakras are discussed it’s in terms of flow or being blocked. Think of the energy as a river and when one chakra is blocked, it builds a damn and stops the flow. The chakras travel from the base of your spine at your tailbone to theContinue reading “Chakras: Balance Energy and Let Go”

A Year in Texas during a Pandemic

It’s been one year since Mike and I moved to Texas. We had no idea when we would be moving once Covid-19 was announced a pandemic. I remember sitting in our hotel room in The Woodlands after finding an awesome house to rent and thinking “should we just stay here?” Instead, we flew back toContinue reading “A Year in Texas during a Pandemic”

Isn’t Pilates hard and intense?

The other day I was having a conversation with someone new and they asked what I do. I said I teach Pilates, strength building exercises for your whole body. And he said, ‘wow, Pilates, isn’t that really hard and intense?’ Honestly, it’s not but I can understand how you get that impression. Pilates uses equipmentContinue reading “Isn’t Pilates hard and intense?”

The Story of Mind and Body

The mind and body are one. They work together as a whole instead of separate beings. It’s easy to think of them apart rather than together. When you connect the mind and the body you truly begin to feel. The feeling of not apologizing. The feeling of how unique you truly are.  Our bodies tellContinue reading “The Story of Mind and Body”

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”

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”