My Advice to Moms of 3 Year Olds

  My amazing daughter turned four years old earlier this year. She is smart and funny and patient and kind. She is resilient and always willing to try something new. She loves making friends and isn’t afraid to be the new one in a group. She is also four years old, which means she is […]

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The Limitations with YouTube Workouts

When I moved from Hawaii three years ago, I left many Pilates and physical therapy clients who had become like family over the years. I had people asking me “how am I going to workout without you?” and “how will I know if I’m doing the exercises correctly?” This led me to post my very first […]

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My Favorite Prenatal Vitamins

I talk a lot about nutrition here at Jessica Valant Pilates, and you all know how important I feel good vitamins are to improving our overall health. Now that I’m 23 weeks pregnant, I continue to have a love affair with my vitamins. I’ve adjusted what I’m taking slightly, and filmed this short video to […]

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A Day in the Life Of…

I’ve never written a detailed “Day in the Life Of” post. To be honest, it’s always felt a little self-indulgent to me. My days can be frazzled and hectic and mundane and not always pretty. I didn’t see how talking to you about my minute to minute activities could possibly help you live a more […]

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5 Minute Inner Thigh Workout

5 Minute Inner Thigh Workout

I used to think I needed a minimum of 45 minutes in my schedule to make exercise worthwhile. Let’s say I planned to workout from 4:15-5:00 and I suddenly looked up from the computer and realized it was 4:10. Instead of jumping up to throw on my workout clothes and get something done, I would […]

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Why I Don’t Go To The Gym

Do you know how often I go to the gym? Maybe once a week. Do you know why I don’t go to the gym? TIME. It’s hard to find time to workout. My days are packed, as I’m guessing yours are. I exercise every day and make it happen because it is such a high […]

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The History of Pilates

When I was first introduced to Pilates in 2001, it was just making the rounds as a hot fitness trend.  Most people weren’t aware that it had already been around for 100 years!  Now, 13 years later, most people have at least heard of Pilates, but they still don’t know what it is. Pilates is […]

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