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PILATES MAMA FIT TIP: The Pilates ‘Roll Up’

PILATES MAMA FIT TIP: The Roll Up is a great warm up for the abdominals as well as a great stretch for the back and hamstrings. I've attached a video of my lovely assistant demonstrating the exercise. http://youtu.be/hJrGXVtREyg

By | April 24th, 2013|Pilates|0 Comments

PILATES MAMA FIT TIP: PLANK

  PILATES MAMA FIT TIP: PLANK is great for strengthening your abdominal muscles and upper body. This exercise can be done on the forearms or with straight arms. Try holding for 30 seconds to start, then increase your time as necessary. Be sure to keep your hips level with your shoulders or a bit higher [...]

By | April 16th, 2013|Pilates|0 Comments

Self care is our greatest responsibility

“Self-care is our greatest responsibility, not only for ourselves but the world at large.” – Kelly Metcalf, Harmony House Yoga. I’ve been hearing a lot about self-care lately in books and blogs I’ve been reading, in e-mail newsletters and in my Yoga classes. It seems to be popping up more and more, maybe as a [...]

By | April 16th, 2013|Inspiration, Motherhood, Pilates|1 Comment

Here’s your permission slip

Who says you need someone’s permission to move forward in your life, to live and do what it is you’ve always dreamt of doing? Are you waiting for someone to say it’s OK, give you a ‘thumbs up’ then pat you on the butt to get you going? And who says you can’t use your [...]

By | March 10th, 2013|Motherhood|0 Comments

Pilates for Physical Therapy: An interview with Dr. Natalie Sampson, DPT

I’ve had the pleasure of working for Dr. Natalie Sampson as a Pilates instructor in her Physical Therapy office and I’ve seen first hand that she has a deep love for the work she does as well as for her patients. Who better to interview and let all of Los Angeles know whom to seek [...]

By | December 10th, 2012|Pilates|1 Comment

Pilates: Not just for chicks

Joseph Pilates How many would agree that unless you’re an extreme body builder, the days of pushing and lifting crazy, heavy weight are quickly passing by?  No more hernias, no more grunting and no more macho men with chests bigger than a woman’s,  attached to skinny legs that make them look like they’re [...]

By | November 27th, 2012|Pilates|2 Comments

Soul Server

"Is this boring for you?" my client asked as he was hiking his leg during his "favorite" glute exercise, ‘The Clam Series’ as I like to call them.  My clients get a kick out the name.  It's my favorite gluteus minimus and glute medius exercise and it's OH so good for you, but they never [...]

By | November 16th, 2012|Pilates, service|3 Comments

Resilience lives in Haiti

This is a guest blog post I wrote for Soles4Souls after our trip to Haiti in August 2012. Nia fitting shoes on a woman in Haiti. With the mindset of taking a trip to give someone a pair of shoes in hopes of changing their life isn’t even half of what I experienced [...]

By | November 15th, 2012|service|1 Comment

Pilates & Pregnancy: A Great Team

Call me biased, but there's not a whole lot that a woman isn't capable of doing.  Give her a task and she can probably do it standing on one leg while holding her baby and eating her breakfast all the while holding a conversation on the phone speaking a second language. I am pretty marveled by [...]

By | November 15th, 2012|Pilates & Pregnancy|2 Comments