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#BlogHer '14...

#BlogHer ’14…

Happy Friday, Beauties! If we’re friends on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you already know that I am away at BlogHer ’14 in San Jose for the weekend. This is the 10th anniversary so the energy here is amazing. There’s something incredible that happens when you bring thousands of passionate, creative, women together in one place to learn,...
A New FREE Pilates Challenge: #MindBodyMat

A New FREE Pilates Challenge: #MindBodyMat

I’m so excited to announce the details of my next FREE, online challenge today! 28 Days of Pilates was about starting the year on a healthy foot. The Pilates Summer Series was all about summer prep. And this next challenge will serve as a mid-year reset to help you care for your body and mind before...
What To Wear To BlogHER '14

What To Wear To BlogHER ’14

Happy Monday, Beauties! I ready for this week to begin. I’m heading out to BlogHER ’14 in a few days and couldn’t be more excited. This will be my first official blogging conference and I can’t wait to network, learn and dive more fully into my work. Arianna Huffington and Guy Kawasaki are two speakers...
Pilates For Anxiety and Stress Relief

Pilates For Anxiety and Stress Relief

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, or have interacted with me on a personal level, you probably know that I’ve dealt with seasons of stress and anxiety. In fact, it was anxiety that led me to fall in love Pilates again after a long hiatus. Those of you who have dealt with anxiety know that it’s...
A Simple Tip To Improve Your Plank

A Simple Tip To Improve Your Plank

If you’ve done any of my online programs or free challenges, you know I love planks. Planks of all kinds. :) I truly believe that they are one of the best full-body exercises and provide the most bang for you buck. But in order to get the most of this exercise it’s important to maintain...
Sweet Tooth (chocolate-peanut butter) Smoothie

Sweet Tooth (chocolate-peanut butter) Smoothie

I rarely get cravings, but when I do they come on strong. The thought of a chocolate-peanut butter milkshake came to mind and couldn’t let it go. Since I avoid dairy, most ice cream shops are out of the question. And since I try to eat real, whole foods I wandered to the kitchen to see what...
3 Reasons To Skip Your Workout

3 Reasons To Skip Your Workout

It may seem strange to write a post about skipping workouts on a health and fitness blog, but if you’ve been around for a while, you know this isn’t a traditional fitness blog. We take a different approach around here. As many of you know, I coach women through my 6 week online Pilates and nutrition...
The Pilates Principles

The Pilates Principles

Many of you have been doing Pilates with me for regularly over the past few months. And while I spend a lot of time cueing you through the exercises, I don’t often have an opportunity to expand on the principles that truly make Pilates the unique form of exercise that it is. There are 6 essential...
Link Love: what I've been reading

Link Love: what I’ve been reading

I hope you had a wonderful 4th of July! I had a pretty mellow weekend that included plenty of sun, friends, long walks and baby snuggles. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you saw a few photos of my attempts rest and relax. Since I run my own business and work from home it can...
Athleta Favorites + Event Details

Athleta Favorites + Event Details

Hi Beauties! Happy 4th of July! Before you take off for the weekend I wanted to let you in on some exciting news. As you know, I’ve been working with Athleta quite a bit over the past few months. The more I work with them, the more I fall in love with then. The people...
Approachable Modern Living: a Q&A with Andrea Howe

Approachable Modern Living: a Q&A with Andrea Howe

Hi Beuuties, I’m so excited to share a new Real Women, Real Balance interview with you today. I first discovered Andrea’s blog through her Instagram account, Gwyneth Made Me Do It. I was immediately drawn to her honest approach to healthy eating and natural authenticity. She spent the last year overhauling her diet to eliminate processed...
Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Strawberry-Blueberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

In honor of the upcoming holiday, I thought I’d share a super-easy salad recipe that I’ve been loving this summer. It just so happens to be red, white & blue…perfect for 4th of July parties and BBQ’s. It works great as a side dish or as a main course when topped with a bit of grilled chicken....