Calories In ≠ Calories Out: Embracing Individuality In Health Goals

Long outdated is the notion that weight loss is a purely calories in and calories out equation. In the fitness industry, we see it all the time: people on strict diets who exercise everyday, still struggling to reach their ideal weight. First and foremost, we don’t support unrealistic body standards or believe that a certain […]


Motion is Lotion

When I first began teaching Pilates in the late 1990’s, everyone talked about it as “mind-body” exercise. That idea is no longer as prevalent in marketing Pilates, however the concept is still at the heart of what Pilates is and does for a practitioner. I asked orthopedic surgeon and author Barry Rose his thoughts on […]


The Diet Dilemma

There are so many diets out there today! From the Mediterranean, Anti-inflammatory, Paleo to the Gluten Free and Vegan Raw diets, you’ve heard of them all. It’s great to have so many options, but how do you choose? As a fitness industry veteran, I know a bit about healthy eating. Still, picking a diet can be […]


A Globetrotter’s Workout

‘Tis the season to travel. I’ve had many clients ask in the past few weeks how to keep up their Pilates practice while they’re on the road for vacation or work. People, especially here in San Francisco, travel frequently either for the weekend or for extended periods of time, which can make it difficult to […]


Jumping Back Into Life: Recovery after Joint Replacement

For many of our clients, and millions of Americans, joint replacements can mean the difference between an active life and a life of chronic pain. Thankfully joint replacement surgery has become a feasible option for more people than ever. With shorter recovery times and longer life spans of the replaced joint, this surgery can give […]


Fresh Summer Salads

Summer in San Francisco has arrived–warm weather, sunshine, and a plethora of fresh fruits and veggies at the farmer’s market.  Fresh and fast with no cooking involved, there’s a reason these salads are some of my favorites. The fresher the fruit and veggies the better these salads are.  Perfect for lunch on-the-go or a summer […]


The Mystery Muscle

Piriformis syndrome is a disorder caused by compression or irritation to the sciatic nerve which creates sciatica type symptoms such as pain from the tingling and numbness in the buttock and down the back of the leg. It’s important to have a medical professional rule out true sciatica, which is compression or irritation of the […]


The High-Intensity Craze: Yay or Nay?

From CrossFit to Barry’s Bootcamp, there seems to be no shortage of high-intensity workout options. They’re all the rage these days in terms of fat loss and body sculpting. But, how do they work? Are there risks? Are there alternatives? Just like Pilates isn’t for everyone, high-intensity exercise isn’t for everyone. It can stress joints […]