More FREE Pilates...coming soon!

More FREE Pilates…coming soon!

Hi Beauties! I’m so excited to FINALLY share more details on the upcoming challenge you’ve seen me hinting at over the past few weeks. I’ve teamed up with Athleta to create fun, FREE online Pilates challenge to help you prepare your body and mind for summer. This program is going...
April Abs: workout #1

April Abs: workout #1

Happy Friday Beauties! Every Friday in April I’ll be posting a quick ab routine that you can do throughout the week. They’ll be short and effective because I know you’re short on on time. They’re super casual, from my home (with messy hair) to yours. Once you’ve completed this workout...
Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

If we’re connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you’ve already seen glimpses of an exciting program that’s in the works for the month of February. The program will be taking place here on the blog so stay tuned. You won’t want to miss it :) But in the meantime, as we...
What This Space Is About

What This Space Is About

I’m happy to share that The Balanced Life readership has grown quite a bit as of late. So if you are new to this community, welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this site to go….what I love about it, what I want...
5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

This routine is for those of you who come home at the end of the day with a tense neck, tight shoulders and a stiff back. If you don’t have a foam roller yet, please get one! They’re cheap, effective and perfect for releasing tension at the end of the...
WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

This is a favorite series of mine. I’ve written it as a 40 minute workout but if you have less time just adjust the length to fit your needs. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Cardio: 15 minute run - Jog at an easy pace for...
Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Our thoughts affect everything we do, say, feel, think & believe. Our thoughts construct our reality, shape our view of the world and determine the way we feel about life as a whole. Our happiness level is 100% dependent on the way we think and the perspective that we have....
How Convenience Leads To Success

How Convenience Leads To Success

I spend my days helping my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Some see tremendous results; they lose weight, change the shape of their body and increase their vitality. Others, hardly see an ounce of improvement. There is one key thing that sets these two groups apart: consistency. Group...
Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Living a healthy life doesn’t mean you have to miss out on foods that you love. As you all know by now, I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” Rule #39 is one of my favorite rules to live by: “#39: Eat all the junk food you want,...
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How To Become a Pilates Instructor

How To Become a Pilates Instructor

If there is one question I receive more than any other question it’s this: ‘How do I become a Pilates instructor?’ So today I’m going to lay out the process to becoming an instructor for those of you who may be interested. Pilates is one of the top fitness trends in the world and has...
Advertising on The Balanced Life

Advertising on The Balanced Life

Hi Beauties, Sharing a bit of business here on the blog today. I know that many of you are bloggers, entrepreneurs or Etsy shop owners so I wanted to let you know that I do offer advertising and sponsorship opportunities here on The Balanced Life. It’s super simple. If you have something you’d like to...
World Run Day + April Abs

World Run Day + April Abs

Happy Friday! Are you ready for ab workout #3? Today’s workout is all about the obliques. The oblique muscles are important for balance and stability but also help to create a beautiful shape and defined waistline. I think you’ll enjoy this one…:) But before we get down on our mats I want to invite you...
Coffee and Exercise

Coffee and Exercise

I figured there’s no better day than Monday to talk about coffee. If you love your morning coffee ritual as much as I do, this post is for you. Let me start by saying coffee is not bad for you (hallelujah). As long as you keep your consumption to 1-2 cups a day studies have...

April Abs: workout #2

Happy Friday! Sharing two quick videos with you today… (when did I become such a video blogger?!) The first, I filmed last week and I forgot to post…but I want you to be in the know… And the second…your ab workout for the week! This week is all about planks. You know I love my...
Will Pilates help me lose weight?

Will Pilates help me lose weight?

I receive a lot of questions about Pilates and weight loss. It’s a hot topic and one that I love talking about. In attempt to answer more of your questions I’ll be test-driving a new series called Q&A Wednesdays. Every few Wednesdays I’ll film a quick video answering the questions I receive from you via...
Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen

Hi Beauties, I hope you had a great weekend. Did you have a chance to do the first April Abs workout? If not, you should do it this week. :) In last month’s newsletter (are you on the list?) I sent out the updated Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen recommendations from the Environmental Working Group....
Link Love: what I've been reading...

Link Love: what I’ve been reading…

Hi beauties, I hope you’re having a great week so far. I’m back from Santa Barbara and attempting to catch up on both work and personal things. I wanted to pop in and sure some interesting articles that you may enjoy…  I shared these feminist stock photos on Facebook and Twitter and I am obsessed. I appreciate the effort to show...
Power To The She

Power To The She

Hi Beauties! I’m catching up on work and life after working on a VERY exciting new project last week! I can’t wait to share the details with you. If you follow me on Instagram of Facebook you probably saw a few sneak peeks. :) But for now…I’ll leave you with this tiny clue. Have a...
Pilates Bridge: a new website for Pilates lovers

Pilates Bridge: a new website for Pilates lovers

Hi Beauties! I’m excited to share a great new website with you today. I met Anastasiya Goers a few years back through her website Balance In Me. We are like long lost Pilates sisters. We’re both Pilates teachers & devotees and we both write about seeking balance in life. We’ve done some guest posting for...
Things I Don't Do

Things I Don’t Do

If you’re a Shauna Niequist fan you may remember a chapter she wrote in Bittersweet called Things I Don’t Do. It’s one of those chapters that has stuck in my mind for years and I come back to it again and again when I’m feeling like I just can’t keep up. Now more than ever...
7 Minute Energy Burst Workout

7 Minute Energy Burst Workout

Happy Friday! And welcome to spring. Did you get yesterday’s newsletter? I included this fun Spring bucket list + a free printable for the update Clean Fifteen and Dirty Dozen. CLICK HERE to get a copy sent to your inbox. I filmed a quick little routine that you can do over the weekend when you...