Blog // Pilates

Watch Your Posture!

Posture is defined in two ways: as a position of a person’s body when standing or sitting and as a an approach or attitude.  These are two very different meanings, but very related at the same time! Because in essence, the way you hold body, or your posture, directly affects your emotions, opinions and self- image, which in turn shapes your approach or attitude...

Pilates For Anxiety

I have struggled with having anxiety my entire life. Whether it excitement, stress, worry or fear,- I feel like I have dealt with every form of anxiousness there is. Growing up and in school lot of times my anxiety was misinterpreted as ADHD- but in fact I just have a hard time focusing because my mind is constantly working. I seldom sleep and when I do, my brain is always...

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...

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...

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,...