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Pilates For Beginners: part three (flexion & extension)

Pilates For Beginners: part three (flexion & extension)

Happy Friday Beauties! I’m back with another workout in the Pilates For Beginners series. Today we’re talking all about the spine and how to achieve healthy, safe flexion and extension. If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out the past posts and videos to get caught up: Intro: what Pilates IS and IS...
Pre-Holiday Pilates...Save The Date!

Pre-Holiday Pilates…Save The Date!

SAVE THE DATE! 11.17.14 The holiday season is just around the corner and for many of us that means a few extra cocktails, a few more lazy nights and a few too many chocolate covered treats. To help you avoid the winter blues, the cold weather hibernation and that unwelcome “winter coat”, I’m super excited...
October Favorites (products & things I love)

October Favorites (products & things I love)

I know it’s cliché, time is flying! How is it already the end of October? You guys, it’s almost time for the holidays! How did we get here?  I’m not complaining, but I am savoring  this gorgeous autumn we’ve been having here in Colorado. The changing leaves and mild, sunny days have been straight out of a storybook. I miss...
Jen's Pilates before and after photos

Jen’s Pilates before and after photos

Hi Beauties, I have the honor of sharing one of my online clients’ success stories today. As many of you know, we just wrapped the Fall round of The Pilates Body Program. The PBP is the flagship program that I’ve been running for the past 3 years. At the end of the 6 weeks I receive...
Pilates For Beginners (part two): the transverse abdominis

Pilates For Beginners (part two): the transverse abdominis

Happy Friday Beauties! And welcome to part two of the Pilates For Beginners series. If you’re just joining us you’ll want to check out: Intro: Pilates…what it IS and IS NOT Part One: neutral spine + basic hip mechanics Today we’re talking all about the abs. Specifically, the transverse abdominis. You’ll often hear me refer to...
Balance In The Midst of Change: a Q & A with Stephanie May Wilson

Balance In The Midst of Change: a Q & A with Stephanie May Wilson

It’s been far too long since I’ve shared a Real Women, Real Balance interview with you. So today I’m excited to introduce you to writer, blogger and adorable newlywed Stephanie May Wilson. She is a natural storyteller and a beautiful light in the blogging world. You all know how big I am on finding writers who...
Become A Balanced Life VIP

Become A Balanced Life VIP

I’m excited to announce that after much deliberation, consideration and strategizing I’ve decided to launch a VIP Coaching Program here on The Balanced Life. Over the past few years many of you have requested more opportunities to work with me one-on-one but the timing never felt quite right. And when the timing doesn’t feel right,...
Pilates For Beginners: neutral spine + hip mechanics

Pilates For Beginners: neutral spine + hip mechanics

Happy Friday Beauties! I’ve been looking forward to today’s post all week. We’re kicking off the first workout in our Pilates for Beginners Series. As I mentioned last week, every Friday I’ll be explaining some of the foundational Pilates principles to help you get more out of your practice. Each post will include information on how to incorporate...
Instagram And The Comparison Trap

Instagram And The Comparison Trap

Hi Beauties, I’ve had this post drafted for months but have waited to post it because I really want the message to come across in the right way. I’m going a little off topic today to share some thoughts on social media… I’ve written posts in the past about the comparison trap on social media (like this...
What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

What Is Bulletproof Coffee?

Good morning Beauties! What better topic for a Monday morning than Bulletproof Coffee? You may have heard about this trend and if you’re like me, you may be a little confused about the purpose and the idea behind it. For those of you who don’t know, Bulletproof  Coffee is high quality coffee, blended with organic...
Pilates For Beginners

Pilates For Beginners

Over the past year I’ve received a lot of requests for gentle/beginner Pilates routines. So I’m excited to introduce a new series to you today…Pilates For Beginners. Pilates For Beginners will be a series of videos that start with the basics and progress week by week. I’ll discuss basic Pilates principles and provide gentle workouts...
Taking some "me" time...

Taking some “me” time…

Hi Beauties! I was stressing over getting a post up for you this morning, but to be honest, I just need a break today.  As you know, being a work-at-home mom can be tough. Naptime is typically filled with as much work as I can pack in but today, I need a break so I’m honoring...