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
On December 18th 2012 my husband and I walked into the Ultrasound Room excited and a little nervous. I was 20 weeks pregnant and it was time to find out who we were having. We already have two wonderful little identical twins girls, born in 2008. Were they going to have a brother or a […]View Post
When I was 27 years old I was between jobs, homes, cities, and relationships. The only stress relief I had at the time was exercise – specifically trail running. After briefly moving in with my parents, I finally relocated to D.C. without a job but with a plan to start over. That same day, Continue […]View Post
Stemming from years of ballet training and a head on car collision, from the age of 20 I was plagued with lower back and neck pain. This pain would come and go as I sought different chiropractors, massage specialists, and physical therapists. I figured I just had to learn to live with it. Then, at […]View Post