5 Steps to Sugar-Freedom

Sugar is killing us.  It’s not just the teaspoon of sweetener stirred into our morning coffee. But all the hidden sugars we consume daily without even knowing. It seems like everyday I read something in the news or see another new documentary about the negative effects of sugar on our health. The alarm bells are […]


Everyone is the architect of their own happiness

Exercise Your Way to Happiness

  “Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” – Joseph Pilates   A recent Gallup Poll shows Americans who exercise at least two days a week for 30 minutes a day report more happiness and less stress than those who are sedentary and the benefits of exercise reportedly increase when you are active up […]


5 Reasons to Schedule Your Next Workout with a Friend

Research has consistently shown that exercise is greatly enhanced when you’re with a friend or in a group setting. Having someone who holds you accountable really helps keep you on track.  They give you reinforcement on the difficult days and celebrate with you when things are going great.  As the saying goes, ‘there’s strength in […]


Bring Us to Work

We all know how important an active lifestyle is to maintaining good health, but for those of us who spend long work hours sitting at a desk, the reality of fitting in a solid workout during the day can be a daunting task. Blue Sparrow Pilates is here to make it happen for you and […]


Athletes’ Not-So-Secret Weapon

In the past few decades, Pilates has built a reputation in the dance world. The deep abdominal core work and use of smaller intrinsic muscles makes it a perfect match for cross training for dancers looking to build strength without bulk, rehabilitate injuries, and work on muscle imbalances. However, what you may not be aware […]


The Power of Prenatal Pilates

Spring has sprung and with it so have our prenatal classes. Our prenatal Pilates class in San Francisco has become so popular we’re adding more to the schedule in both San Francisco and Oakland. Here are a few good reasons why you should seriously consider modifying your exercise program to match your new needs as […]


Welcome, Michael!

We’re so excited to welcome Michael to our San Francisco team. He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be a great addition to our wonderful team. Welcome, Michael! Michael Finkbeiner received his Pilates instructor training at the STOTT PILATES International Certification Centre in Toronto, Canada, becoming a fully certified […]


Succulent Spring Salads

What better way to celebrate the arrival of spring than with a delicious salad? Every Monday I look forward to eating a beautiful salad for lunch from The Mixing Bowl. The Mixing Bowl is across from our Oakland studio on Telegraph Avenue. They offer take-out on a daily basis as well as catering services for […]


Joseph Pilates: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

You may have noticed a new figure hanging on the wall in our San Francisco lobby. Studio, meet Joseph Pilates. Pilates, the method we all love and use for fitness, core strength, and rehabilitation, was created and developed by, you guessed it, Joseph Pilates. The man, the myth, the legend, born in Germany in 1883, […]


Excuses: What’s Keeping You From Class?

  Last week’s article, Reevaluating New Year’s Resolutions, talked about how scheduling your training sessions at certain times of day can mean the difference between successfully completing them or putting them off until tomorrow. There are so many things that can get in the way of reaching our goals and so much of the time […]