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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,...
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...