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A Case History: Postpartum Depression, Pilates & Flower Essences

Ginger C is a married, working professional, and the mother of sweet Thomas. When we first met and talked about incorporating movement and Flower Essences into her weekly routine, I knew it would be incredibly healing not only for her body but for her mental clarity as well. Being a new mom is tough on [...]

By | April 28th, 2016|Health, Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

Incontinence & Organ Prolapse: Hope Beyond Surgery

I read an article titled, ‘The hidden medical problem few women will talk about,” in our local paper (originally published in The Washington Post), that I found to be exciting and discouraging to read. I was excited that the conversation of incontinence and prolapse was happening in such a public forum, but discouraged at the [...]

By | January 23rd, 2016|Health, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

5 Ways To Get Your Body Back After Baby (And Keep It!)

I remember waddling through the last couple of months of my second pregnancy and thinking, “I just want my body back!” I wanted to walk without losing my breath, I wanted to bend over and pick something up without wanting to vomit. And I just wanted to wear my regular jeans, not my high-waisted elastic [...]

By | July 6th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

5 Reasons Why Pilates Is Worth Every Penny (and then some!)

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard, “But Pilates is so expensive!” I could afford to pay for your Pilates sessions.. ☺ I was shopping in Marshall’s the other day buying cute-little-somethings for my brand new Pilates studio (eek!) when I came across the aisle of baskets and organizing containers. Perfect, I’ll [...]

By | May 2nd, 2015|Motherhood, Pilates|0 Comments

6 Pilates Exercises For New Moms With Diastasis Recti

Pregnancy can cause a lot of interesting changes in a woman's body. As a Pilates Instructor, I've found that some of these changes can be prevented or rehabilitated. Here are some basic and safe exercises to help new moms regain abdominal strength, who have discovered that after having children, their abdominal wall has a slight [...]

By | April 27th, 2015|Motherhood, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

What Are Flower Essences?

You may have heard me talk about my Flower Essence Therapy training lately and wondered what the heck I was talking about, so I thought I'd fill you in. As a Pilates Instructor who specializes in C-section Recovery and Pelvic Floor strengthening, I work with new mamas mostly, but moms in general. In some cases, [...]

By | April 19th, 2015|Health|0 Comments

(Conscious Magazine Interview) Pilates Mom Helping Women Around The World..

PILATES MOM HELPING WOMEN AROUND THE WORLD BUILD MENTAL + PHYSICAL STRENGTH   I am so incredibly grateful to Conscious Magazine for sharing about my work around the world. I absolutely love what I do and I'm so thrilled and honored to team up with women daily to improve their health, mind and body. Here's [...]

By | January 19th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Hauttie Of The Week Ova Here!

I had the honor of chatting with and being interviewed by the beautiful Adrianna Costa of www.HauteMomsLife.com a few weeks ago and now you can read all about it here! Adrianna Costa is a "TV Chick" known for her journalism and interview skills on the E! News Network. She's one of the beauties who walks [...]

By | December 13th, 2014|Motherhood, Pilates & Pregnancy|0 Comments

Before You Quit Your Exercise Practice This Holiday Season Read This

THINK TWICE, my friends. Now is the not the time to quit, or put off until the New Year to “start fresh,” heck no, it’s the time to maintain or even kick it up a notch. I know, I know, it’s a busy, busy time and you’ve got holiday shopping to do, holiday parties to [...]

By | November 22nd, 2014|Health, Pilates|0 Comments

Will My Parts Fall Out?

Yikes, I know what a topic, huh? As a mother of 3 daughters, a Pilates Instructor to many, many mamas, and a member of various childbirth support groups, I hear this subject come up a lot, and I think that's great! Let’s talk about it, because nobody is. It’s important. The truth is this, yes [...]

By | November 4th, 2014|Health, Motherhood, Pilates|0 Comments