March 21, 2019

Spring officially came on March 20th, so out with the cold and in with the gradual warmer temperatures! When you warm up your body, you are increasing your body temperature and metabolism. You are also increasing your blood circulation, which properly prepares your bod...

March 7, 2019

The main focus of The Pilates Method starts from and is sustained through The Center. Joseph Pilates called this center your"Powerhouse." We work around the center line. Two straight lines, one from shoulder to shoulder and one from hip to hip, form the frame or box.Th...

February 28, 2019

In The Pilates Method, the exercises are executed with focused concentration. It is the mind that guides the body. We center the mind with the body in action, by being in the present moment. As you become more mindful of each body movement, you will gain optimum physic...

February 20, 2019

Pilates is a balanced base exercise program. One of its main foci is on Breath. Breathing is at the forefront of each and every Pilates movement. When you exercise, your muscles work harder; your body uses more oxygen and produces more carbon dioxide.Your circulation a...

February 15, 2019

Gratitude means thanks and appreciation! It improves our health, relationships, emotions, outlook, and career. It increases dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain. While in a grateful mood, we will feel gratitude more frequently; it will be more intense and held fo...

February 3, 2019

This is what our feet look like when we are born. Perfect! What happens from there - well you know! The Pilates Stance is used in most of the exercises we do, and it's the go-to position for a reason! It's Amazing! It can be done standing, sitting or lying down. Puttin...

January 26, 2019

The inner thighs are not the easiest part of of body to tone! It's hard to isolate them, without other larger muscles taking over. But there are some exercises in Pilates that target the inner thigh, and I'm happy to share a few with you. 

1.  The Bridge - Lay...

January 18, 2019

The important principles of Pilates are consistent with an exercise program that promotes strong back health.  Pilates improves strength, flexibility and suppleness of the muscles of the hip and shoulder girdle. While fluid and supported movement through these joints h...

January 10, 2019

As a Pilates instructor, I know the importance of good posture. Pilates is a mind-body form of exercise that is great for improving posture and giving long lasting relief from pains, strains, and much more. Here are some pointers on how to get there!...

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