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Oh, my Aching Back!!

Oh, my Aching Back!!

Approximately six months ago, my husband turned me on to a new career path: ‘professional’ blogger. Yeah, okay – I guess my title is really Social Media Director, so it’s more involved than that, but blogging is certainly a big part of what I do.  Every day you’ll find me on my computer for 8 … Continue reading

To Live and Breathe Pilates

Breathing is a fundamental of the Pilates Method – one of the six Pilates principles. The breath is a foundation of Pilates movement.  Unfortunately, the breathing also seems to be one of the things that many people find the hardest to do well when they workout. Do any of these sound familiar to you….? When … Continue reading

Doritos are for girls

Doritos are for girls

I’m wondering how many of saw this commercial during the Super Bowl: I’m wondering how many of us will still eat Doritos after watching this commercial during the Super Bowl…. Okay – I’m just kidding about that last part, but, c’mon…how long are we going to go on about men and pilates?  How many professional … Continue reading

Phat Pilates

We get asked all the time if overweight people can do Pilates. They say: “I’m a little terrified by this class because I’m really very blobby right now.” First things first: getting bogged down with whether you’re blobby or not isn’t going to motivate you much to exercise, it’s just going to make you feel, well, … Continue reading

plink, plank, plunk

plink, plank, plunk

Ahhh, the dreaded push up position….or Plank, as we lovingly refer to it in Pilates. It comes in all different styles: knees up, knees down, elbows bent to the side or back, one arm, wide stance, side plank, and on and on and on… My trainer last week had me doing some combo-plank-push-up moves, and … Continue reading