“The Entire Mat is in the Short Box.” Imagine my delight at hearing Jay Grimes utter this phrase. In any of his workshops, often less than 10 minutes in, a pearl of this caliber is unleashed and I am just so happy to be in the room. I’m not entirely sure I didn’t whoop out […]View Post
The Pelvic Curl is a foundational and very important Pilates exercise. I believe that learning and practicing the proper execution of the Pelvic Curl (along with some other foundational Pilates exercises) sets the stage for successful and beneficial Pilates practice. But in saying that, performing the Pelvic Curl correctly with all of its subtle nuances […]View Post
In your exercise routine, do you have a favorite exercise that you just love to do? An exercise that you know without a shadow of a doubt will make you feel good, strong, accomplished and ready to go? For me it’s the Pilates Mermaid. It’s a spirally, bendy and stretchy exercise that makes just about […]View Post
Did you ever get up in the morning with stiffness or pain in your low back? Or maybe you woke up and found out that you can’t straighten up because of the acute pain in your back?
Last year I had a horrible experience (you can read about it here.) One morning I woke up with piercing pain in my lower back area that was so excruciating that it was difficult to stand up. I couldn’t straighten up and I couldn’t bend down. I was stuck in one position and I thought that something was terribly wrong with me. And to make matters only worse, I was only 26 so I didn’t think that I was in the “back-pain” age yet.View Post
I love hearing from you all and recently one reader asked me for tips on stretching tight muscles around the shin. If you’re just getting back into a new running or walking routine, tight shins, calves, hamstrings and feet can be a problem. This …View Post
Another workout is up on The Balanced Life Pilates YouTube channel! I designed this short ab workout for when you are feeling like you just need a little boost (and a little burn) to tone your belly and slim your waist. This workout is quick, efficient and effective. Squeeze it in a few times per week […]View Post