Pilates
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...
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...
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...
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...
Birthday Flash Sale!

Birthday Flash Sale!

Hi Beauties, It’s my birthday! And in honor of another year of life I’m giving YOU a gift. I’m running a 1 day flash sale on Balanced Beginnings and the #mindbodymat upgrade workouts! 50% off all workouts for today only. That’s a steal. Balanced Beginnings Balanced Beginnings is my online prenatal Pilates program. This program is...
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...
#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...