Getting Back On The Horse

Hey, how do you like my blackeye? You should see the other guy! Just kidding. I actually crashed my bike hitting a patch of gravel halfway through a ride in Marin. All and all, I was lucky. Now I’m very sore and have this shiner as a badge of honor. Pilates teachers hurt themselves from […]


Holly & Melissa’s Adventure in Toronto

Holly and Melissa, our two in house Certified Senior Instructors and STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainers, are off to Toronto this week for more STOTT PILATES training. Holly and Melissa are two of only 19 STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainers in the whole of California (and Blue Sparrow Pilates is one of five training centers in California). […]


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 […]


Well + Good Preview

  Earlier this summer Well + Good gave a us a call and wanted to feature our studios on their site. They were expanding their offerings and were looking to include San Francisco and Oakland’s top fitness studios.  They had a few questions for us and we were happy to oblige. Check out the mini-interview […]


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 […]


Breakfast, Yes or No?

My friend and dietitian Jae Berman and I were recently talking about eating breakfast. “When it comes to nutrition, there are only a few things I am certain of, and one of them is eat breakfast,” says Jae. She believes it is the most important meal of the day and an absolute “game changer when […]


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 […]