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”

Low Back Pain Relief with 5 props

Practicing Pilates on your own at home is beneficial. Each time you practice it brings you one step closer to your goal! As a Pilates instructor, I hope you practice at home whether it’s once a week, twice a week, or every other week. The amount of time depends on your schedule. To make itContinue reading “Low Back Pain Relief with 5 props”

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.

7 Common Pilates Questions & Concerns

Before Pilates it’s common to have some concerns and questions. I want you to feel as comfortable as possible when beginning this new movement practice. Continue reading to learn what others have asked in the past and how I can help you begin to move without 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”

8 Simple Tips for Your Pilates Practice

Building your Pilates practice takes practice and planning. When starting something new, it’s best to do it often to keep progressing. To help you continue practicing on your own, read my tips below on how to make it easier to practice and stay consistent.