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Pilates Fights Depression

Pilates fights depression

Most people start doing Pilates because they want to shrink their waistline or recover from injury, but the benefits of Pilates go far beyond flat abs and strong muscles. I’ve observed the transformational effects of Pilates not only from my own practice of more than … continue reading

Five Great Resistance Exercises During Pregnancy

Five great resistance exercises during pregnancy

One of my specialties (and passions) is prenatal nutrition and I’ve worked extensively with women who have gestational diabetes, where even in conventional medicine, nutrition is the primary treatment. (Boy, our healthcare world would be a different place if doctors suggested real food first for … continue reading

Perfect is not the goal

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I don’t do Pilates all the time. I teach it a lot more than I do it myself. Shh! Don’t tell the Pilates Gods. And please don’t let Joseph Hubertus Pilates overhear our conversation, unless … continue reading

No energy to workout? Eat more butter!

Have you ever felt like you have no energy to workout? Maybe you start strong but can’t make it through to the end (that’s why you sign up for group classes, right?). Or maybe you just skip your workout entirely, too exhausted to even get … continue reading

Homemade KIND Bars

  Do you like KIND bars? They are those super delicious snack bars make of mostly nuts and dried fruit that are perfect to nosh on between meals. I usually have one hiding in my purse. I always carry what I like to call “emergency … continue reading

What’s tugging at your body?

I came across this quote and just had to share. When you tug at a single thing in nature, you find it attached to the rest of the world. -John Muir Everything is interconnected, especially when it comes to our bodies and our health. A … continue reading

One Simple Trick to More Self Confidence

We all get down on ourselves from time to time. “I’m not good enough.” “There’s no way I can do that.” “Maybe so-and-so is successful at blank, but I’m just not that person.” So what’s the deal? Why are some people naturally more confident than … continue reading

Good Posture (infographic)

As a Pilates teacher, I can’t help but notice good posture and bad posture. This clever good posture infographic from Greatist.com caught my attention. I hope you can find a few tips to keep your back and neck happy! Bad posture can be corrected and … continue reading

How to Run Like a Pilates Teacher

This image from Primer Magazine says it all. As with any movement, if you are not moving with intention and focus, you are more likely to get injured and less likely to benefit. So, keep those eyes up, your abdomen lifted, and your shoulders relaxed. … continue reading