As a woman and a mom, I get daily messages from the media about self care and what I should do to relieve stress in my life. I’ve wrestled with what works for me over the years, because time for myself has always been hard come by. I’ve tried the twenty minute face mask that’s […]
There, I said it. I’m middle aged! My mom used to tell me it was her favorite decade and nothing to be feared. Now that I’m here, I look forward to finding out why.
I’ve been asking many of my elder friends and clients for their advice as I turn 50. It’s been such a pleasure-lined trove […]
Imagine driving down the 401, it’s pitch black, and you’re trying to stay in the centre lane. How could you expect to do that when you can’t see clearly? Firing up a sleepy muscle is a bit like driving in the dark.
Many of us have muscles that are lying somewhat dormant, not awake enough to […]
If the change of season also signals a change of your routine, this month can be a challenge to both your immune and nervous system. Here are a few things to keep top of mind to keep you healthy during the transition.
Sleep at the same time every night, as much as possible, and allow yourself […]
How many of us watched the Olympics with awe at the accomplishments of the athletes? I certainly celebrated these young people’s achievements, and noticed their mental toughness. Many of us in the city have our children engaged in sports or physical activities as an “extra-curricular.” As a mom with kids who are very active in […]
Every Fall the studio’s birthday creeps up on me.
We just turned six (6!!!). In some ways I can hardly believe it’s been that long and in others, just like with your first child, each day and year has been slow, sometimes painful, always fruitful and challenging.
I am mostly overwhelmed this year with the honour of […]
We are preparing to run our second Teacher Training Mentorship Program. Stepping into this role reminds me daily of the great minds that I have had the true honour of studying with intensively.
Joseph Pilates himself trained only a few select students who he trusted and mentored intensively. Those students worked out with him, watched him […]
A couple of months ago we wrapped up our first ever Mat and Reformer Pilates Teacher Training program. As we prepare and open up registration for the 2017-2018 360 Hour program (kicking off this Fall), we sat down with three of the students from our inaugural session. We hope that as they share their personal […]
Over the last several months we ran our first ever Mat and Reformer Pilates Teacher Training program. As we prepare and open up registration for the 2017-2018 360 Hour program (kicking off this Fall), we sat down with three of the students from our inaugural session. We hope that as they share their personal experiences […]
To say that walking is good for you is sort of like saying breathing and eating are good for you. It’s so obvious I wonder why I still often find myself encouraging and defending the need for our bodies to walk.
Recently, I’ve been mulling over (on my walks) the benefits to my life walking has […]