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.

Why is Imagery Used in Pilates?

During your Pilates session online or in person, you will notice the use of imagery. Imagery is visualizations for how your body moves, looks, and feels. These images help you do the movement with ease. They enhance your movement just like the way spices enhance your food. While doing a private session you can’t alwaysContinue reading “Why is Imagery Used in Pilates?”

How Do You Handle Change?

Change is the only constant in life. When I became a Pilates Instructor I went through changes mentally and physically. Some changes with Pilates were positive and some were negative. When I realized some of the negative changes were caused by stress they went away. Change happens through movement, physical and mental, and it’s up to us to know how to handle that change.

Measuring the Results of Pilates

The results you see and feel in Pilates seem small but have lasting effects! Your mindset for your body and abilities improves, movements are easier and without pain, and you begin a lifelong practice. Private sessions, online and in person, will help you achieve your individual results. The results of Pilates change you, inside and out, which makes it a mind and body exercise.

How Do I Start Pilates?

When starting something new, especially exercise, there are a lot of questions at the forefront of your mind. No matter the question, it is not silly to ask! Questions help you learn and prepare. If you’ve never heard of Pilates there’s a lot to take in at first. Mat Pilates or Reformer Pilates? Online Pilates or in person? To put your mind at ease and answer some of your questions before taking your first session, read below to learn more about Pilates and to provide insight into your Pilates journey.

Why Do My Feet Hurt?

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.

Focus Your Mind in a Workout

Have you ever had trouble getting through your own workout? What were you thinking? Did you focus on the workout itself or think of all the things you needed to do today? When focusing on Pilates in a private session and only it, you end up forgetting about the time. It’s no longer a question of ‘when will this workout end’ but ‘how did it go by so quickly?’ This feeling happens when you have a connection to your spirit.

The Reformer

Pilates relieves stress. The mindful movement helps calm my overthinking mind and bring me to a better state of relaxation. The ability to do Pilates anywhere- home, in a hotel, studio, online, helps me remain consistent with my practice. It truly is a practice with no stopping point to maintain strength and flexibility just like meditation and mindfulness is a practice.