Pilates for the Love of the Sport

Pilates for the Love of the Sport

I have been an avid cyclist since 2001. When my husband, Joe (a Personal Trainer), and I were married, we each purchased steel-framed LeMond bikes. Every summer weekend, we would go out and ride for miles and miles. Now with two little girls, we work hard to balance our family lives, our full-time jobs as fitness professionals, and our love of cycling. To accommodate our busy schedules, we tend to favor workouts that allow us to condition for cycling and our other favorite sports without injuring ourselves. It is with this experience in mind that I developed a program, Pilates for Athletes, to help cyclists become pedal powerhouses in no time flat. Pilates’ integration of the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle, as well... Continue ...

Posted on August 21, 2008 By

Pilates In Paradise?

Pilates In Paradise?

I have what many people would consider to be an ideal job. I do what I love (teaching Pilates, of course) on a small luxurious private island resort in the Caribbean. My husband also works here, and they provide us and our dog with housing, meals at the staff canteen, and periodic parties, drinks, and intra-mural sports. We also have access to the beach and, when available, water sport equipment (kiteboards, kayaks, etc). I work with guests from all over the world, including royalty, socialites, captains of industry, and even the occasional celebrity. I love my job. I am well compensated, work fewer hours overall than when I owned my own studio in the US, and see an interesting mix of clients in both complementary group classes... Continue ...

Posted on August 11, 2008 By

How’s YOUR teaser?

How’s YOUR teaser?

If you have a beautiful Pilates teaser and you’re willing to show it off, you can participate in Peak Pilates’ “Show Us Your Teaser” contest. Send a photo of your teaser to Peak Pilates and you may win a beautiful new Peak MVe Chair. Even if you don’t send a picture you can still participate by voting for your favorite teaser. Visit the Peak Pilates Teaser Photo Contest page, there are some great teasers with some beautiful backgrounds. The contest runs through September 1. Good luck! AKPC_IDS += "173,"; Continue ...

Posted on August 7, 2008 By