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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

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

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

Part 2: Advanced Pilates Exercises for Diastasis Recti

Alright, ladies so it’s been about a year since you began working on abdominal strength after baby and your tummy is getting stronger from all of your hard work during Mission: Diastasis Recti Repair. Here are a few more exercises to give a whirl. These exercises are a little more advanced and require some abdominal [...]

By | March 31st, 2014|Health, Pilates|0 Comments

The Pilates Mama on POPSUGAR!

  I've got some exciting new! The Pilates Mama has been chosen as one the POPSUGAR Select Fitness blogs! I'm really honored and excited! Please take a look at the rest of the team and say Hello. hugs & kegels, The Pilates Mama

By | January 18th, 2014|Health, Inspiration, Pilates|0 Comments

More Pilates, More Joy

By | January 11th, 2014|Health, Inspiration, Love, Pilates, service|0 Comments

What is Pilates With Soul?

I adore Pilates, we know this, I’ve been teaching for many moons now. It’s helped me on so many levels, starting with giving me a job, to getting me back into pre-pregnancy strength after a 2 month hospital bed-rest stint and 2 cesarean sections, plus it's been great for mental clarity. It wasn’t until I [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|Health, Inspiration, Love, Pilates, Pilates & Pregnancy|4 Comments

Your Spine Has Your Back

I was inspired to write this after reading another article this morning. It was about a study that was done comparing Pilates with other methods used to alleviate back pain. Pilates came out the victor, of course. I love that more and more doctors and Physical Therapists are using or recommending Pilates as rehabilitative and [...]

By | December 12th, 2013|Health, Pilates|0 Comments