To all of you teachers near and far, of Instgram and Youtube: THANK YOU! I recently sold my studio of 18 years where I worked next to THE most amazing teachers...and then I wasn't anymore. At which point, I decided to use social media simply as a tool to stay current; keep my pointed toes dipped in the Pilates pool, if you will. What I didn't expect was how deep that pool was! All of a sudden, I had access to an infinite number of incredibly educated teachers who were locat
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TODAY IS MY HALF BDAY! So, I thought I'd repost this. You'll prob see it again in 6 months. Happy Saturday peoples! I'm 49. I'll be 50 July 20th. Yep! There it is! Out there for y'all to know. 1. I expect mannnny bday wishes now that I've told you! 😁 2. I feel really great! I also think I look pretty good! I often hear that I "look good for 49". Thank you! I think...but, for y'all who say that, I know you mean well but it's a weird reply. What's that really mean anyway? T
Do you want to be safe and good, or do you want to take a chance and be great? -Jimmy Johnson This is one of my fav quotes bc he's awesome! Not because of football (which I know so little about) but because he always appeared to live like that quote! He seemed to walk that walk which I found inspiring. It is SO remarkably important to take chances; feel the fear and excitement and eventual success..or failure. No one succeeds without failing, somehow. Not one of those who
Woke up this chilly, 50 degree morning (yes, chilly! IYCBT!) and felt nothing but completely blessed. So simple eh? Rare -and it felt really, really aaahhhmazing. Y'all must know, I am not a hippie, yummy, feel-good person...I mean, I want to be! I'm positive and all...but just not that Yoda-like persona. So, having this strange euphoric feeling without having to count my blessings, is not norm for ksj (me)! I have been beyond stressed, frustrated and anxious about the pl
Hey y'all! II was thinking today how much I like posting workouts for you, my friends and family! But...maybe I should help empower you to find your own! Given, I have SO many exercises and routines stuffed in my little head, it does make it easier for me.
So, what do you do if you're not an exercise freakazoid? Look on Instagram, Pinterest, Self.com, and/or any other of the sites that give you ideas. Why there and not a paid app? 1. this is free 2. the workouts are fu
Get your walk on! "If you look at it, if everyone did just 10,000 steps a day in America we would probably decrease healthcare budget by $500 billion a year and that shows how few people actually do it, and two how big a reduction in chronic disease we’d have if more did," according to Roizen, who is also author of Age Proof: Living longer without running out of money or breaking a hip.
As I was waking, I was thinking how many people I've recently met that either know nothing about Pilates and/or if they do, they think it's "for women and super-yummy-stretchy.
It. Is. Not. (mostly) Pilates was created in the 1920s by the physical trainer Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) for the purpose of rehabilitation/regaining strength. Some of the first people treated by Pilates were soldiers returning from war. Women and dancers only later glommed onto it because they reco