How to Become a Pilates Teacher

Pilates certfication

I love talking to people about getting a Pilates certification and how to become a Pilates teacher. It is one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself and my career, and I would encourage anyone to follow their passion if it is leading them in this direction. That being said, the road to […]

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Why I Chose to Love The Hard Way


Valentine’s Day is today, and I thought about doing a recipe round-up of great chocolate dessert ideas. But it just didn’t seem that important to me right now. (Not the chocolate, because that is ALWAYS important. I mean the recipes. I’m happy just stuffing any chocolate in my face at the moment.) People spend the day […]

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How To Do Crunches

how to do crunches

You probably know how to do crunches, but do you know how to do them without pain? That’s an entirely different subject. People generally have a love/hate relationship with crunches. They either love them or hate them. There really is no in between. As a physical therapist and fitness instructor, I appreciate the purpose of a […]

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The Ultimate Home Workout Schedule

workout schedule

We live in an amazing time that offers hundreds of different workout possibilities. Zumba. Crossfit. Barre. Pilates. Yoga. Piyo. Spinning. BodyPump. BodySculpt. Jazzercise. Biking. Running. Hiking. Surfing. Water aerobics. Tai chi. Gyms. Boutique studios. Bootcamps. Home gyms. The combinations and possibilities are endless! While we have multiple choices for our workouts, that doesn’t always make […]

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Why I Love Home Workouts

online fitness

I remember the first few times I ventured into a gym. I started on the treadmill because it seemed safe and I could scope everything out. I would then try to find a leg press machine that didn’t seem too intimidating. I would struggle trying to change the setting for my height, while nonchalantly looking […]

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How Pilates and My Mat Helped Save Me


  I received a voicemail last week that contained something new for me. “I did some research into Pilates and heard about something called the mind-body connection. I’m a Christian and that doesn’t match with what I believe, so I need to cancel our sessions at this time.” Most importantly, I’m very glad this person […]

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