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...
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...
Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

Baby Steps To Balanced Living: warm lemon water in the morning

If we’re connected on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter you’ve already seen glimpses of an exciting program that’s in the works for the month of February. The program will be taking place here on the blog so stay tuned. You won’t want to miss it :) But in the meantime, as we...
What This Space Is About

What This Space Is About

I’m happy to share that The Balanced Life readership has grown quite a bit as of late. So if you are new to this community, welcome! I’m glad you’re here. I’ve been thinking a lot about where I want this site to go….what I love about it, what I want...
5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

5 Foam Roller Exercises To Relieve Shoulder Tension

This routine is for those of you who come home at the end of the day with a tense neck, tight shoulders and a stiff back. If you don’t have a foam roller yet, please get one! They’re cheap, effective and perfect for releasing tension at the end of the...
WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

WORKOUT: Cardio + Pilates Circuit

This is a favorite series of mine. I’ve written it as a 40 minute workout but if you have less time just adjust the length to fit your needs. Give it a try and let me know what you think! Cardio: 15 minute run - Jog at an easy pace for...
Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Change Your Mind. Change Your Body.

Our thoughts affect everything we do, say, feel, think & believe. Our thoughts construct our reality, shape our view of the world and determine the way we feel about life as a whole. Our happiness level is 100% dependent on the way we think and the perspective that we have....
How Convenience Leads To Success

How Convenience Leads To Success

I spend my days helping my clients achieve their health and fitness goals. Some see tremendous results; they lose weight, change the shape of their body and increase their vitality. Others, hardly see an ounce of improvement. There is one key thing that sets these two groups apart: consistency. Group...
Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Fig & Prosciutto Pizza

Living a healthy life doesn’t mean you have to miss out on foods that you love. As you all know by now, I’m a huge fan of Michael Pollan’s “Food Rules.” Rule #39 is one of my favorite rules to live by: “#39: Eat all the junk food you want,...
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#mindbodymat: day 4 + booty burn!

#mindbodymat: day 4 + booty burn!

We’re 4 days in to the #mindbodymat challenge and going strong! We’ve been working our bodies from head to toe and focusing on a daily task to bring a sense of calm, balance and peace to our minds before embarking on the busy fall season ahead. If you’re just joining us you can get caught...
#mindbodymat: day 3

#mindbodymat: day 3

Hi Beauties, Welcome to day 3 of the #mindbodymat challenge! Today’s self-care challenge is near and dear to my heart… First off, I must give credit where credit is due. One of my favorite authors (and past PBP participants), Shauna Niequist wrote about making a “things I don’t do” list in her book, Bittersweet (which...
#mindbodymat: Day 2...Pilates Legs + a GIVEAWAY!

#mindbodymat: Day 2…Pilates Legs + a GIVEAWAY!

Welcome to day #2 of #mindbodymat! Did you enjoy yesterday’s ab workout? If you found it challenging, don’t get worry! When you re-visit that workout at the end of this challenge you’ll be amazed at how your strength has increased. I loved seeing photos of your goal-setting sessions and am excited to cheer you on as...
#mindbodymat: Day 1...Pilates Abs

#mindbodymat: Day 1…Pilates Abs

Happy Monday, Beauties! The day is finally here. We’re kicking of #mindbodymat with at Pilates ab workout and I couldn’t be more excited. If you’ve been on the fence about joining I encourage you to just SIGN UP! There’s nothing to lose. It’s totally free and it just might motivate you to make those changes you’ve...
#mindbodymat...KICKOFF!

#mindbodymat…KICKOFF!

Happy Friday, beauties! We are officially 3 days out from the start of #mindbodymat! I’m so excited I can hardly stand it. We’ll be kicking things off here on the blog first thing Monday morning. CLICK HERE to sign up if you haven’t already done so. If you’re new here and want to know more...
5 Minute Pilates Warm Up

5 Minute Pilates Warm Up

I have to start by thank you AGAIN for your love and support yesterday. Reading your comments and personal stories made for one of the best days ever. It was a perfect depiction of how amazing The Balanced Life community really is. I’m more motivated than ever to keep this good thing going and to...
What I need to tell you...

What I need to tell you…

I’m getting so excited for the kickoff of #MindBodyMat next week. I hope you are too! I’ve been working hard to create the best workouts and challenges to help you care for your body and mind over the next 3 weeks. In the meantime, I have something on my heart that I want to share… I...
How Lack Of Sleep Leads To Weight Gain

How Lack Of Sleep Leads To Weight Gain

I know you hear it all the time: get more sleep, go to bed earlier, log off, shut down, get some rest. I also know that this message often goes in one ear and out the other. But have you ever really stopped to consider how lack of sleep leads to weight gain? Prior to...
5 Things I Learned At BlogHer '14

5 Things I Learned At BlogHer ’14

5 Things I Learned at BlogHer’14 As most you know, I spent last weekend at the 10th annual BlogHer conference in San Jose, CA. It was my first blogging conference even though I’ve been doing this as a career for nearly 3 years. Up until this point most of my connections have formed organically but I thought...
What Pilates Can Do For You

What Pilates Can Do For You

I don’t often share testimonials or behind-the-scenes posts but I am once again so proud and encouraged by the women who participated in The Pilates Body Program that I just had to share a few quotes with you today. I share these not to just to show the effectiveness of The Pilates Body Program, but to show you...
Away + Healthy Recipe Ideas

Away + Healthy Recipe Ideas

After a long weekend of business and pleasure I’m traveling today and getting back in the groove. I’ll be back with a new post on Wednesday but in the meantime you may enjoy these healthy recipe ideas as you plan for the week ahead: Balsamic Roasted Veggie Bowls Mexican Quinoa & Black Bean Bowls Almond Beauty Bars...
#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,...