How to get fit for good
Have you tried to get and stay in shape again and again? Welcome to the club - you are definitely not alone in making resolution after resolution to get healthy and finally get fit.So why hasn't that worked out? And how do you get past all the things keeping you from...
Analyzing Pain in 10 Steps
How to figure out what's wrong and how to fix it Waking Up With Hip Pain "A Pilates teacher wakes up with an extremely painful hip ..." - no, that's not the beginning of a joke. It was just the beginning of my week, less than 2 weeks shy of birthday number 51. Now,...
Private Sessions vs. Group Classes: Which Should You Choose?
How to choose what’s right for you You’ve decided you want to try this Pilates thing that everyone including celebrities from Adele to LeBron James are raving about. So you start googling “Pilates near me” or, if you’re local to my area “Pilates Mt Juliet” or “Pilates...
How to stretch on a road trip
Road trips and airline travel are staples of modern life – and just like everyone else, I LOVE me a good road trip!
As for my body – it has other ideas of fun. After about 2 hours, it starts to complain – loudly!
But the fact is, I – and most of you reading this – live in North America where covering a lot of distance is a fact of life. So what’s a body to do?
Since you won’t be able to give your body exactly what it wants, let’s focus on the things you CAN do to minimize discomfort. (I’m writing this at the request of a wonderful colleague who is going to be taking a 24-hour drive to see family in Mexico – a level of road-tripping I can only admire)
Before the trip
To make sure your body gets through your travels unscathed, it’s a good idea to start out as limber as possible. That means getting as much movement in before the trip as you can.
Top 5 Office Chair Exercises
We all know we should move, stretch and exercise every day. But some days, we just can't make it work - we’re stuck sitting in a chair at our desks all day. Then what? Do we just have to suffer through the pain and discomfort of an aching body? Good news: You don't...
Pilates for Musicians
Do you play an instrument? Are you a professional or amateur musician? Why you need Pilates How do you get good at playing an instrument? You practice. For hours a day, every day, for months and years and decades. You get really good at it. And you've also...
Why runners need Pilates
Are you a runner? Want to be a runner? Wish you could run without constantly injuring yourself?
Pilates has your back. And your joints. Your knees. Your … everything.
Pilates for Walking
Pilates is the PERFECT complement to any other form of movement. To kick off this series of blog posts explaining how Pilates can help with all kind of movement, sports and daily activities, let’s start with the most basic human activity:
I don’t care what you look like
I care about a lot of things. But I do NOT care what you look like. Not one bit. When you walk through the doors of my physical (or virtual) studio, I will look at a lot of things. But not your appearance. I could not possibly care less what the color of your skin is....
This month has found me doing a lot of thinking (and a bit of writing) about self-care. Because when we're stressed and things go off the rails (I'm talking to you, 2020! I mean, come ON!), it's the first thing we tend to put on the back burner. Here's the...
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