The Importance of Corrections

If you’ve ever taken a Pilates class or private session at Blue Sparrow Pilates, you probably noticed how many corrections our instructors give; corrections about form, movement quality and muscle engagement. They cue, adjust, describe, and take the time to really explain an idea. Maybe it feels like we’re nitpicking about something that doesn’t matter […]


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 […]



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 […]





5 Essential Steps to Curb the Curve

Curb the curve, straighten the slouch, perfect the posture.  However you want to refer to it, we are all becoming increasingly slouchy creatures. Our modern lifestyle requires a huge number of people to sit (and usually slouch) at computers all day, in their cars or huddled over their phone. People with sedentary lifestyles often perpetuate […]


Time to Ride

One of my favorite memories as a kid was when the Easter Bunny left my sister and I Nash skateboards. I was SO excited! I immediately jumped on my new skateboard and started crashing and thrashing my way around the neighborhood in my best Sunday clothes. I wasn’t scared of anything! I didn’t care if […]


Pacifiers, Pampers, & Pilates

It can be difficult for women in the throes of pregnancy or infant care to schedule exercise. If you’re a mom or soon-to-be mom, I’m sure you’re well aware of this fact. Already full schedules of work, doctors appointments, and baby preparations or care generally take precedent and understandably so. If your life hasn’t already […]