Ahhh….Jerkout!

JerkoutMany of us have someone in our lives who gets “hangry,” or angry when they are hungry. I personally don’t have this issue. But recently I realized I needed to coin a term for my similar issue. When I miss

Don’t Waste Time in the Gym

Don'tWasteTimeInGymSometimes I want to go to the gym to zone out on the elliptical and read a magazine or stream Netflix (my secret guilty pleasure.) But every time I go, I find myself biting my tongue when I see people …

Maintaining the Core During the 3rd Trimester of Pregnancy

PrenatalPilatesThe other day I was having lunch with a friend who is in her third trimester of pregnancy. The moment we sat down she leaned in as if she were going to tell me a secret. “During my pregnancy, I …

Hard Will Not Release to Hard

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All over the internet I see references to rolling out sore muscles with a lacrosse ball, or even a golf ball. Yuck and ouch! Certainly everyone has had a sore muscle that they just wanted to dig into as hard

The Power of Play

Blue Sparrow Pilates - Eryn at Play

Have you been wracking your brain for the umpteenth healthy, fit gadget to hand out to your clients?  A little more TLC and a lot more play can help you keep your teaching crisp and relevant, especially during the long

Are You 80% Cookies or 80% Spinach?

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Blue Sparrow Pilates spinach-cookieBelieve it or not, 80% of your body composition is what you eat.

One of my favorite teachers John Garey, founder of John Garey Fitness & Pilates in Los Angeles, put it best when he said,

“Great abs

A Different Way to Change Your Body

I just took an amazing workshop with STOTT PILATES® Master Instructor Trainer, Kim Kraushar at the Mindful Movement Conference in Los Angeles. The content of the workshop was fabulous– she taught creative, new exercises with wonderful cues. But I really …

Sit, Don’t Collapse

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We sit down. Then stand up. Over and over, all day long. We sit/stand at least 40 times or more a day.

Riding a commuter train today got me thinking about HOW we sit/stand. Every time someone sat down near …

When to Ice, When to Heat

Ice

IceIce or heat on an injury, that is the question. It’s a common concern for many people dealing with both short and long term injuries, and a frequent question from our clients. Do you know when to recommend heat versus

Rolling Refined

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I have so many clients that come to Pilates to be more flexible and relieve tension throughout the body. I recommend these clients regularly roll on the foam roller. Five years ago, people had no idea what rolling was but