Flexible in Mind and Body

Have you thought “I’m not flexible enough to do Pilates”? The truth is you don’t need to be flexible to start Pilates. Pilates helps increase your flexibility. Our mind will help increase our flexibility. With the current workplace to being more technical, sitting, and stationary, exercises like Pilates improve our flexibility and strengthen our weakerContinue reading “Flexible in Mind and Body”

Connecting the Pieces

When starting a puzzle I always start with the border because it frames the puzzle and gives you an idea of the location of the remaining pieces. But after that, where do you start? Do you add to the border pieces or pick a big section of the puzzle? Do you look for specific colors?Continue reading “Connecting the Pieces”

Put your Joe on

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase ‘Put your Joe on’ or ‘Be like Joe’. As a Pilates instructor it’s a good reminder that even though I’m female, Joseph Pilates was a man’s man meaning he boxed, he had good physique, and he created Pilates for men. But it’s no secret that Pilates is dominated byContinue reading “Put your Joe on”

The Importance of Self Practice

How often do you practice Pilates as an instructor? How often do you take classes or private lessons? I know how busy we can be and how little we might feel like practicing. But I also know if I don’t have someone helping me and correcting me I’ll go back to my bad habits. I’mContinue reading “The Importance of Self Practice”

The Seesaw in Pilates

Take a moment to close your eyes and picture a seesaw (or teeter totter). The seesaw is at the playground with no one sitting on it and leaning to one side. Now picture two kids on the seesaw, one heavier than the other. Notice how the seesaw tips to one side because of the weightContinue reading “The Seesaw in Pilates”

Vulnerability: the Good and Bad

Recently I experienced unexplained pain in my left hip for about a week. This happened after a road trip that had me sitting in the car for 8+ hours on a weekend both Friday and Saturday. Can the the hip pain be linked to the car ride? Maybe. But do we always know the causeContinue reading “Vulnerability: the Good and Bad”

Pilates Helps You Run Better

Yesterday I had a long run at an easy pace which meant I had time to wander in my thoughts. I realized it’s not as easy as it was when I was running long distances in Columbus. I still have the ability to let my mind open up to new ideas but my running hasContinue reading “Pilates Helps You Run Better”

A Pilates Instructor’s Journey

Rachel began her journey with Pilates 5 years ago when she was referred to the technique after a running injury. ┬áShe immediately fell in love with the method and exercises and discovered the importance of incorporating it into her exercise routine along with running. When doing Pilates you truly learn from multiple instructors and theirContinue reading “A Pilates Instructor’s Journey”

Pilates: Created by a Man for Men

Did you know that Joseph Pilates created the series of exercises now known as Pilates specifically for men? It was meant to be manly but once Mr. Pilates started teaching in New York it became popular among women and dancers. As a Pilates instructor, my female to male client ratio is higher on the femaleContinue reading “Pilates: Created by a Man for Men”

Building A (Pilates) Home Practice

Let’s be real here: we all have a hard time finding the motivation to get up and move and workout- whatever kind of exercise that entails. It’s so much easier to be lazy and hope that there’s a spark inside you to complete that workout for the day. I’ve found the first thing to buildingContinue reading “Building A (Pilates) Home Practice”