How come we are customizing coffee but not fitness?

How come we are customizing coffee but not fitness?

We think nothing of going into our local coffee shop and getting what we want. Yet when it comes to exercise, we want to do precisely what the instructor does, and be exactly like the friend who came to class with us. So our $4 coffee should be customized just for us,...
Teachers are human too

Teachers are human too

Confession: I just attended my first pilates class in (ahem) four (?) years. I remembered all the things I love about pilates. And discovered that I am weak in my upper body. It makes people uncomfortable that I don’t “work out”. My body had some “stuff” I needed to...

You have to do a push-up

I give every studio client homework. And the one exercise everyone needs to be able to do is…. (insert groan) A pushup. One. Single. Pushup. In 2006, when I did my STOTT Pilates training, I remember our instructor trainer saying that the most functional...

30 day challenge? Try this!

I don’t tend to love “30 day challenges”. But I recently assigned one to a client who needed to experience the benefits of what change could bring. So how do you give up a bad food habit for 30 days? 1. Figure out what you are giving up. It should be...

No time to exercise?

It’s hard to find time to exercise sometimes. Putting yourself first, especially when you are stressed out, at capacity and basically over it, is tough. I get it. I get it firsthand. And that surprises people, given what I do for a living. Yup, I’m human...
Confession

Confession

Confession: I just attended my first pilates class in (ahem) four (?) years. I remembered all the things I love about pilates. And discovered that I am weak in my upper body. It makes people uncomfortable that I don’t “work out”. My body had some “stuff” I needed to...