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10 Minutes to Total Body Engagement

We’re all short on time. So when you’re doing at-home workouts it’s important to make each exercise really count.  Here are 4 exercises that engage your whole body in just seconds. The key to doing them correctly, to protect yourself against injury, and build functional strength? Alignment and awareness. Going harder, going longer, or doing […]

Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Growing up as a dancer and athlete I learned from a very young age that sometimes you have to fake it. Sometimes you have to fake your enthusiasm, confidence, or knowledge.  Sometimes, you have to fake all three. I know how hard it can be to get back on track with exercise once you have […]

We Want To See Your Best Pilates Move

Post a photo of you doing your favorite Pilates move on Instagram or Facebook and enter to win a Grand Prize package at Blue Sparrow Pilates. Contest is June 15–July 6, 2015.  Be sure to tag @bluesparrowpilates 1. Take a photo of you doing your favorite Pilates move 2. Tag @bluesparrowpilates and use the hashtags #bluesparrowpilates […]

What’s In Your Fridge?

Well folks here’s my fridge. This is a pretty normal week. At the beginning of the week my fridge is brimming with beautiful fresh veggies and fruits. By the end of the week, whatever is left is juiced. Right now I’m obsessed with artichokes and shishito peppers! Everyday we make choices about what we want […]

Two Weeks That Could Save Your Life

If you’re like me, contemplating an extended time away from work–from the studio, a small business, or booming corporation–fills you with stress. There is always too much to get done and there will always be more work to do. However, foregoing those extended vacations and accruing time off that you will never use, could be […]

Meet Aerliah

I first met Aerliah when she came to our studio for her Pilates training courses.  We’re so excited to have her on staff now! I knew she would be a wonderful addition to our team and that you all would love her. Originally from Australia, how could anyone resist that beautiful accent of hers? Continuing […]

4 Easy Steps to a Proper Situp

Ab prep is a wonderful way to engage the deepest layer of abdominals, the transverse abdominus. Ab prep is so versatile that it’s easily modified to be more difficult with the addition of props and equipment.  However, bad form can put stress on the cervical spine or fail to actively and effectively engage your core. Proper form […]