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Chrissy Lucia is my Topanga neighbor and the owner of Lifeforce Chocolate, a fantastic company that I recently raved about on the blog. It’s so good! You can now buy her high quality chocolate bars at Hummingbird Pilates! Please tell us about your business: Lifeforce Chocolate is a raw vegan organic superfood chocolate business. The […]

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A great reminder from Lili Viola about the importance of touch when teaching Pilates. Alisa Wyatt taught about this in my favorite workshop, Pushes and Pulls on the Mat, and she’ll be back at Hummingbird Pilates on May 17th to teach more pushes and pulls on the reformer. Please email info@hummingbirdpilates.com to sign up. You […]

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I “met” Lili Viola when I was searching online for a classical Pilates studio where I could refer my friend in Toronto, Canada. As she explains in the interview, classical Pilates is hard to come by in her city. I’m so excited to have connected with her and look forward to going to her studio […]

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“Seven Spot-on Pilates Quotes to Keep you Honest” compiled by Andrea Maida. Love these! One of my favorites quotes came from Cynthia Lochard: “Today let’s focus on not stopping”- wow, I need this one! As an instructor I’m often stopping my lesson to talk about Pilates, when really I should be doing Pilates! And  from […]

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Kristen Matthews and I used to work together when I first moved to Los Angeles and the Pilates program at Equinox was run by Power Pilates. She’s a dear friend and a fantastic instructor. She took the time to answer my questions. How did you become a Pilates instructor? The first time I ever did […]

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Brooke Siler answers some questions for Elle. I especially loved her description that “Pilates balances your musculature so that you are less prone to repetitive strains and chronic pains”. It was also interesting to hear her say that unless you need to lose more than eighty pounds, that doing Pilates is a “highly athletic and […]

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Every Friday I’ll be sharing a collection of Pilates and health-related articles that I’ve discovered that week. Here we go…. My dear friend, and MarchMatness ambassador, Kristen Matthews gives some great tips for your first studio class. This picture series for Benjamin Degenhardt’s MarchMatness series is so gorgeous that I ordered a poster version (coming […]

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Alisa has been teaching Pilates since 1999 when she left her high-powered publishing job to spread her passion for Pilates. Realizing there was a need to preserve Joseph Pilates’ original style of teaching, she and her husband Jack created Pilatesology, the only website offering video instruction solely dedicated to classical Pilates. Alisa was trained and […]

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I consider myself a raw chocolate connoisseur and I’ve found my favorite in Lifeforce Chocolate! I love this healthy treat and believe it’s the perfect way to indulge your sweet tooth while nourishing your body and eating clean, real food. As Beth Woodard from Yum-Me-You explains, this superfood has fifteen times the antioxidant power of […]

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