When I found out I would have to have a c-section I was devastated. After finding out my baby was breech, I tried everything to get him to turn: swimming, standing on my head, other inversions, acupuncture, massage, chiropractic adjustments….I even tried lying in a warm bath with frozen green beans on my ribcage! I […]

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I remember when I had just given birth, waiting impatiently for the 6 week mark so I could be cleared to exercise again.  Exercise was not only the way I made my living, but it was what I used to de-stress and recharge.  Finally the day arrived when I could get started, I waited for […]

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I expected food cravings during my pregnancy, but when they kicked in I was shocked.  “Meat,” my body yelled, “I want MEAT.” I felt betrayed and more than a little insulted.  I was vegan, you see, and I didn’t eat that sort of thing.  However as a yoga teacher I believe in the body/mind connection […]

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Enjoy our newest interview with Holistic Health Nutritionist, Beth Woodard What inspired you to start your business? I went through years, YEARS of living in a high-stress city (NYC) pursuing a demanding career, going to school and working. I turned to fitness and nutrition for help and energy and ended up using myself as a […]

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This is an account of my skin woes for the last six months. To sum it up, I believe the majority of my problems were caused by my hormones being out of whack after I stopped taking the birth control pill but unfortunately I think these issues were exaserbated by my good intentions in changing […]

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Kristen Matthews from The Pilates Fix shares nine things that her thirties have taught her and I can relate to each one. Great things to reflect on! And while you are on their beautiful new website, check out some of their great videos. Lili Viola talks about the benefits of staying true to the original […]

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This is a great quote by Brooke Siler on the Well & Good blog about Pilates and walking: “We think of Pilates as an exercise technique, but it’s really a methodology of movement..”. Brooke shares three useful tips to put a little Pilates-pep in your step! While not a Pilates article, I wanted to share […]

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I love Andrea Maida’s blog! So many great articles, including this one on the Arm Chair. At Hummingbird Pilates, we have a Gratz arm chair and reading this was a good reminder to use it more when addressing specific clients’ needs. I also recently interviewed Andrea for my Pilates instructor interview series. Lily Nichols, a […]

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How did you become a Pilates instructor?  I started taking Pilates in college at the recommendation of my ballet teacher when I had a very persistent injury.  Like many of my colleagues, Pilates profoundly changed how I used and worked with my body and also healed my injury.  I continued to just be a student for […]

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Benjamin Degenhardt knows a lot about Pilates! I’m always impressed by his vast knowledge of the history of Pilates and his article on the Reformer touches on this history (did you know that the reformer was originally patented in Germany in 1924?) and explains what makes the reformer wonderful and unique! He explains that Joe […]

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