Category Archive: pilates

’11 Fitness Pros on How to Not be an A-Hole at the Gym’

I talked to InsideHook about gym etiquette from the perspective of a runner and Pilates instructor. Did we miss any tips? What’s your gym pet peeve? Read the story here. 

Teaser Tuesday – Week 4

This week I’m demoing Teaser III, where you move your upper and lower body simultaneously. This exercise is a culmination of all the facets of Pilates. Find it on YouTube! You can find… Continue reading

Pilates Teaser Video Series!

The Pilates teaser is one of my favorite moves, because it really puts all the pieces together into one beautiful exercise. It targets all your powerhouse muscles, including your abdominals, spinal extensors, and… Continue reading

Functional Core for Runners

I created this functional core workout for a New Balance Louisville workshop series. It takes Pilates principles and movements and brings them into a routine that will make you a better, stronger runner!… Continue reading

Use Your Foam Roller to Work Your Core!

Ah, the humble foam roller. It can soothe tight calves and hamstrings, of course, but it is capable of so much more. Your foam roller is just waiting for your core to give… Continue reading

Pilates Pose of the Week: Teaser

Teaser is one of the most quintessential Pilates exercises in my opinion. This one of the poses people immediately think of when they think of the method. It really tests the control of… Continue reading

Pilates Pose of the Week: Double-Leg Stretch

I love the double-leg stretch. This is the second exercise in the traditional ab series. Following the single-leg stretch, you can either flow right in to this exercise or, if you need a… Continue reading

Pilates Pose of the Week: Single-Leg Stretch

This week, I’ll continue this series by starting the traditional “ab series.” I find the name a bit ironic since all of Pilates is focused on your core! The first exercise in this… Continue reading

Pilates Pose of the Week: The Hundred

It’s only appropriate to start this weekly series with the first exercise in the traditional mat sequence: the Hundred. This exercise is focused on breathing and prepares the body for the exercises that… Continue reading

What is Pilates?

As part of my Pilates instructor certification, I submitted a short essay on “What is Pilates?” For those of you curious about the answer yourself, here’s what I wrote: In our world of… Continue reading