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 …

A Little History of Joseph Pilates

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Every time I do Pilates I say a little thank you to Joseph Pilates. I can’t imagine my life without his incredible system.

The Joseph Pilates method of exercise was originally called contrology. At its roots lays the idea that

New Prenatal Pilates App

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Prenatal Pilates App Blue Sparrow Pilates

“Whether you’re a mommy-to-be, or eager to drop those p

ostpartum pounds, Prenatal Pilates is made for you! Designed by STOTT PILATES Instructor Trainer and Blue Sparrow Pilates studio founder Holly Furgason, Prenatal Pilates addresses alignment and postural changes that …

Pilates During Pregnancy Helps Babies Brain Develop

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Third Trimester Prenatal Pilates

Third Trimester Prenatal Pilates

With a decade of certification in Pregnancy Fitness/Postpartum Rehabilitation and many wonderful trainer-client relationships in the field, my passion for promoting fitness and health throughout pregnancy has never ceased to grow. I have seen the powerful …

Abs at Home

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Many of my clients come in just once or twice a week. As you know, some muscles need to be worked every few days in order to continue developing their strength, so I give my clients homework to do between …

Why We Love Neutral Pelvis

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Understanding your neutral pelvis is extremely important in Pilates and in daily life!

Neutral pelvis is the most stable position for the body, allowing for the best shock absorption. This position also allows for the most efficient movement patterns. In …

Could You Be a Pilates Instructor?

Become a Pilates InstructorOne of my favorite things about being a Pilates Instructor Trainer is that I see people build careers out of their passion for movement. Sometimes it starts when a client says, ‘I really like doing Pilates, but could I learn …

Build Strength Faster with Good Form

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DSC_0295A long term student said to me the other day: “I feel like I’m not very strong. I do very little strength training outside of Pilates class, and part of me would like to be stronger but not bulky. I …

Creating a Better Athlete

Pilates is wonderful for everyone. The benefits are numerous but why would someone want to add Pilates if they are training for a marathon or triathlon?

If someone is already highly athletic, Pilates will make them stronger, more stable, provide