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...
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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September Favorites

September Favorites

I can hardly believe we’ve reached the end of September. It’s one of my favorite months for a variety of reasons. But we’ve been having a heat wave in Colorado, and though I’m not complaining, I’m looking forward to the cool, crisp days of October and the holidays creeping into sight. Inspired by my friends Becca...
Birthday Flash Sale!

Birthday Flash Sale!

Hi Beauties, It’s my birthday! And in honor of another year of life I’m giving YOU a gift. I’m running a 1 day flash sale on Balanced Beginnings and the #mindbodymat upgrade workouts! 50% off all workouts for today only. That’s a steal. Balanced Beginnings Balanced Beginnings is my online prenatal Pilates program. This program is...
Sick Day

Sick Day

Hi Beauties, Sorry, no new post today. I’m home with a sick baby! Since I’m a one-woman show this means putting the to-do list on hold, snuggling my little one and *attempting* to rest myself. Haha. I thought this photo was fitting. I’m utilizing all my tried and true natural remedies…salt water gargle, raw garlic, green...
Pilates and Diastasis Recti

Pilates and Diastasis Recti

After having a baby do you feel like there’s a pooch in your lower belly that just won’t go away? Is it normal to look and feel 5 months pregnant after eating a big meal? If so, you may want to do a quick check for Diastasi Recti. Diastasis Recti occurs in the abdomen and...
5 Reasons You're Not Seeing Results From Your Workouts

5 Reasons You’re Not Seeing Results From Your Workouts

One of the things I love most about Pilates is that it brings results. It’s efficient, effective and often times life-changing. I know that sounds like a bold claim but I can say that without hesitation and with utmost sincerity. I see it time and time again with both my in-person and online clients. Pilates has...
Free Online Pilates Workouts

Free Online Pilates Workouts

Hi Beauties! Happy Wednesday. I’m doing some blog organizing to help make my site easier for you to navigate. I know that many of you like to go back and repeat the free challenges and combine short workouts to make full-body workouts. So I wanted to let you know that now you can click on the “Let’s...
11 Tips For Work-At-Home Moms

11 Tips For Work-At-Home Moms

Over the past few weeks you’ve probably heard me mention that I’ve been going through a “balance overhaul” in regards to my schedule. In July I reached a point of overwhelm and I knew something needed to change. For those of you who don’t already know, The Balanced Life is my full-time job. I work from...
Link Love: what I've been reading...

Link Love: what I’ve been reading…

Happy Friday beauties! I hope you’ve had a good week. It has been super busy around here with the kickoff of The PBP. As busy as it is I love getting to know the new group of motivated women and walking through their goals with them. I can’t help but feel inspired and blessed by...
Pantry Organization Project

Pantry Organization Project

Awhile back I shared a photo on Instagram showing the disastrous state of my pantry. In general, I’m a pretty organized person. But certain areas of the home have been severely neglected since becoming a mother. There’s only so much time in the day. Week by week, day by day, the overflowing pantry was starting...
Couples Money // Marlow's Pilates Story

Couples Money // Marlow’s Pilates Story

Hi Beauties, I’m excited to share a post with you today that’s slightly different than what you’re used to seeing here on The Balanced Life. My client, Marlow, is a very successful woman in the financial planning industry and has written a book that I think may be of interest to many of you. I...
7 Foods To Eat While Pregnant

7 Foods To Eat While Pregnant

As you know, I’m a huge fan of Drew Parisi and her approach to health and nutrition. She is a friend of mine and is the mastermind behind The Pilates Body Program meal plan (happy kickoff day to all the new PBP beauties!). I know many of you are thinking about conceiving at some point in...
Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte

Earlier this week I shared how to order a Pumpkin Spice Latte at Starbucks to save 354 calories and 26 grams of sugar. I also shared why I dare to drink it even though it contains horrible chemicals. In an effort to provide yet another (healthier) option I spent some time in the kitchen creating a delicious,...