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....

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Self-Care 101

  This┬ámonth 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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Honestly, how are you?

"How ARE you?" By that I mean: How are you feeling? Both physically AND mentally? On a scale from "barely hanging in" to "right as rain"? You don't have to tell me. But I do want you to check in with yourself. And if - as with most of us - things are not going...

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How to take an online class

Have you been wanting to try an online Pilates class but weren't sure where to start? Here's a quick how-to, it's simple! All you really need is ... a laptop, tablet or smartphone and a flat surface.   When you sign up for a class, you'll receive a link to the...

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Knee pain and exercise: Yes or no?

Got knee pain? Are you asking yourself "Can I exercise with knee pain?" I've got good news for you: YES! You absolutely can exercise with knee pain - in fact, you should! Now, before you go and say "whoa, this is crazy", let me clarify: You SHOULD exercise with knee...

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Gardening: Good for the soul, hard on the back

Aaaaah, spring! There's nothing like it - especially here in Tennessee, where nature virtually explodes in a sea of color. If you're like me, you can't wait to get outdoors to enjoy all that lushness ... and get your hands dirty. After all, gardening is one of the...

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Is your desk job killing you?

Too many hours at our desk wreak all sorts of havoc on our bodies (and our stress levels!). And who hasn't exclaimed "my neck (or some other body part) is killing me!" after a long workday? Of course, going from that to saying your job may be "killing" you is a...

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“Joe” Pilates – The man behind the method

Pilates is on trend right now and you're probably hearing about it left, right and center. But don't be fooled into thinking it's another quick-fix fitness trend - although some current incarnations may fit that bill(!). This super-effective, highly sophisticated...

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The 6 Principles of Movement

The Polestar Pilates method, developed by physical therapists, has 6 basic principles of movement. These inform everything we do. Find out what they are and why they matter.

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Targeted Pilates for Desk Jockeys

Do you have a desk job? Pilates can help you live a better life. Sitting (or even standing!) at a desk for eight hours a day can create imbalances in your neck, back, hips and legs. It also contributes to a weak core which exacerbates these issues. Correcting these...

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