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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...
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 to be SO much fun…think...
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....
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 snap a photo and share...
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...