As Thanksgiving memory-making comes to a close, the rest of the season is upon us. I'm not just talking holidays... I'm talking grit. I'm talking sweat and effort. I'm talking...Gridiron! If you know a football player or watch games, you can appreciate how incredibly grueling it is physically and mentally. As a Pilates instructor, I hadn’t had much personal experience with elite football until I trained some NFL players this off season. It was such
by Marimba Gold Watts Recently I read an article in the New York Times that discussed how the pandemic is taking women out of the workforce. Families are forced to choose between staying home to provide childcare and virtual education and maintaining employment. The burden seems to fall disproportionately on women throughout the globe. There is an unspoken expectation that women will take care of the kids, a large chunk of the housework, and
“I’ll sleep when I’m dead” / “Sleep is for the weak” / “Sleep is overrated” We have all heard these quotes spoken as a “badge of honor” at some time, maybe even from ourselves. But did you know that skimping on sleep is serious business and sleep deprivation is associated with shorter lifespans? As health and wellness guides, it is our responsibility to share with others how important sleep really is. Skimping on sleep… what’s
By Karen Ellis I’m finally on top of things this year, just enough, to make my own a Pilates Gift guide. Everything on this list is something I personally use or have. Some items could be gifts to give, others just a little treat for yourself! I don't get any kickbacks, discounts or credit for recommending these products (except for my own products), I just really, really like them and I hope you do, too!!
Remember when you had natural strength and flexibility? A video inspired by Joe Pilates' 'Return To Life' book.
By Karen Washburn Ness I first met Bob at a Pilates Method Alliance conference in 2003, and I was impressed by his knowledge, generosity, humbleness, and effectiveness as a teacher. Here was the man who had the answers I wanted about Pilates, and was more than willing to share all that he knew! Since that initial meeting, I have met countless instructors who feel the same way about Bob: he is a true master of
By Karen Ellis. It happened again. I was in a Mat class recently and I got frustrated -even sad- that I couldn’t do a few exercises...