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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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,...
Fall Workout Wear

Fall Workout Wear

Don’t hate me for saying this, but Fall is definitely in the air. Now that I live in a state with all 4 season it’s a bittersweet time of year. Fall is my favorite season but I hate that it means summer is so far away. I’m choosing to soak up the last days of summer...
How To Order Pumpkin Spice at Starbucks

How To Order Pumpkin Spice at Starbucks

Hi Beauties, I hope you’re enjoying the holiday weekend! We had grand plans to go up to the mountains as is our annual tradition, but we decided last minute to keep it simple and enjoy a weekend at home with no plans which feels like a treat. Not to mention, trying to get a 1 year...
#mindbodymat: full body Pilates workout!

#mindbodymat: full body Pilates workout!

Happy Friday! And welcome to the final day of the #mindbodymat challenge! I have some good and bad news for you today… The bad: our guest instructor had a family emergency and had to pull out at the last minute. :( The good: that means I get one more day with you! I hope you don’t mind...
#mindbodymat: day 14....Pilates Glute Workout

#mindbodymat: day 14….Pilates Glute Workout

Hi Beauties, With only 2 days left of the challenge it’s time to finish strong. Today’s booty workout will hurt so good and our Self-Care Challenge is guaranteed to lighten your load. Self-Care Challenge… You know that thing that has been on your To Do list FOREVER? It’s time to just get it done. Rather than...
#mindbodymat: day 13 + Pilates Arm Workout

#mindbodymat: day 13 + Pilates Arm Workout

Good morning! Welcome to Day 13 of the #mindbodymat challenge. We have 3 workouts left and I encourage you to finish strong. Complete your workouts, complete your Self-Care Challenges and give it all you’ve got. It’s okay if you haven’t been “perfect” over the past 3 weeks. You know this space isn’t about being perfect, it’s...