Posts Tagged ‘Pilates’

Inspired Communities Make Us Stronger

Spring training is happening all around the Bay. So many of you are signing up for half marathons, bike races, triathlons, and even muddy obstacle runs. I love it! I love the enthusiasm and the excitement of trying something new. I love that you’re pushing yourselves, often into the unknown. And selfishly, I love that […]


Everyday I teach Pilates.

In the wake of recent events, I’m taking stock. Everyday I teach Pilates. Yes, it’s “just” exercise. But in these uncertain times, I’m realizing it goes beyond fitness. Let me start with a little background. About ten years ago I set out to open a Pilates studio in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. […]


Wanna Be Inspired? See Pro Cyclist Katie Hall Do Pilates.

Katie Hall, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team American professional cyclist Katie Hall is a fierce competitor with an infectious positive attitude. I met Katie in the off season, while she was preparing for a series of races in Europe as part of the brand-new Women’s World Tour, which culminates in the La Course race in Paris, […]


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 […]





Communication is Key

Good communication is the foundation for any successful relationship. As teachers, we train not only in the Pilates method but also in communication. We need to be able to read nonverbal cues from clients and we also need to be able to communicate the intricacies of an exercise effectively. However, sometimes we just can’t read […]


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 […]


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 […]