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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Barre Routine for your Booty!

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I discovered barre workouts while visiting a friend in Ft. Worth, TX, three years ago.  I was never a dancer (don’t let the word “barre” scare you!) and was very unfamiliar with what a barre was.  Luckily for me it didn’t involve a single ballet move, but instead busted my buns for an hour straight! […]

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Saying Good-bye

Last night I took the last two Pilates classes that Monica Schutt will teach at Harmony Pilates & Physical Therapy.  She and her beautiful family are moving to Washington.  Her husband is in the military and they were recently informed they would be leaving Hawaii for their next assignment (it happens a lot here and […]

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Making a Big Decision

I grew up in Kansas City, Kansas, and moved to Denver, CO, for physical therapy school in 1998.  I met my future husband there, started my career there, and loved Denver.  I felt at home there and had created a life for myself.  I never had any thoughts of leaving.  (insert laughter here :)) My […]

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The Sweat Box Workout

I planned on doing a Pilates class at noon today, but baby girl and I were having too much fun and she didn’t go down for her nap until 1:30. At that point I proceeded to get an email that got me a little stressed. So here I was needing to exercise, frustration to burn […]

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My Happy Place

I have to admit something to you.  It’s something I recently realized about myself and I’m not too proud of it, but here it is: I’m a better person, mother, wife, teacher and instructor if I workout every day. I want to be able to go through the day giving to everyone else without doing […]

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The Home Workout

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I honestly was never very good at home workouts.  I can be easily distracted by all the “other” things I should be doing – cleaning, cooking, laundry, phone calls.  I also like to be told what to do.  This might seem strange coming from an exercise instructor, but when instructing myself I get bored or […]

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