How often should I do pilates?

I get asked this question pretty frequently, especially from new clients joining the studio. I don’t feel there’s an easy answer that fits for every individual. Here’s a few factors worth considering to help you figure out an answer that works for...

I thought I’d never do this exercise again

This pilates exercise is called the Rollover. Back when I was first training as a pilates mat teacher 12 years ago, I could do this movement easily on the mat with no props. It’s one of the really dynamic pilates exercises that is so exciting to be able to do,...

What A Pilates Teacher “should” look like

UPDATE: This blog was originally published in 2017. I decided that it was worth re-sharing in 2023 as this is still a relevant topic šŸ™‚ My own mindset has developed a great deal since I wrote this, but I still have bad days of course. Being more in the public eye with...

Is Pilates “Gentle”?

I have been having some feedback lately from a few newer clients about how ā€œgentleā€ pilates is. I’m glad they are finding it a gentle form of exercise, because that makes it appealing especially in the beginning, but I think thereā€™s a bit of a misunderstanding...
Things I Learned in 2022, Part 3

Things I Learned in 2022, Part 3

My cat, Gordie (Note: this is the third in a series of blogs reflecting on what I learned in my recent Comprehensive Pilates Teacher Training certification. You can see the first installmentĀ here.) Lesson 3: The use of excessive force for breath work (among other...