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You’re worth taking care of.

One of my very first teaching jobs was a beginner Pilates class at a tiny gym in the outskirts of Charlotte, NC. The class was held on Saturday mornings to accommodate working moms and I quickly gained a group of regulars despite being a nervous newbie instructor. The group was a far cry from the tight-bodied, chic, confident women I have so often encountered in my...

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The Courage to make yourself happy

In April of 2009 I threw caution to the wind and made the decision to switch career paths. I had started teaching Pilates part time as an experiment to see if the move had long-term potential and when a teaching position became available at Pure Barre Charlotte, I decided to commit to my passion full time and accepted the job despite the significant pay cut. I went...

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Standing Tall This Fall – A Single Girl’s Guide to Fitness

There is nothing more invigorating than a clean slate and nothing like a new intensive fitness routine to keep you from wallowing in the past and focused on the future. Change is good and changing your exercise habits will accelerate results. The emotional rollercoaster that one goes through after a breakup is erratic and varied. One may feel sad, angry, resentful,...

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Single Moms and Pilates

Some of the most impressive people are single mothers. Juggling a career and a family hardly leaves any time for self-care. In order to sustain the vigor that single mothers need to fulfill all of their roles, self nourishment is vital. A single mother who takes care of herself can better care for her children and excel in her career. As the old adage goes, you have...

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Worrywart’s guide to staying in shape

I come from a long line of worrywarts.  My dad enjoys forwarding emails with the subject heading "One more thing to worry about!"  An earthquake in Chile generally prompts several phone calls and emails from several aunts and uncles concerned for my safety… in Los Angeles. Through my extensive search for the worry free grail I have become crystal clear on...

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