Pilates Diversity Scholarship

My dear friend and colleague, Holly Furgason, owner of Blue Sparrow Pilates in San Francisco sent me this note recently.

Dear Nancy,

The Pilates field should be a reflection of our larger society and be a leader in creating diverse, inclusive, and equitable spaces for movement.

Coronavirus And Our Community


I want to discuss coronavirus. Like you, I am unsure whether the virus will affect our area, but we have to be diligent to protect each other.

Over 23 years I have heard from many of you that our uber clean studio is one of the reasons you love equilibrium.

Why I Love Cadillac, Chair, and Barrels (CCB)

Have you already taken Mat and Reformer or maybe only one of these courses? Are you wondering why it might be a great idea to take CCB?

I'd like to answer you with a resounding YES!!

After taking Mat and or Reformer you may think that you have enough of a selection of exercises to keep all of your clients happy.

Why I Still Love Pilates

In 1998 I heard about Equilibrium from an acquaintance who had been teaching Pilates for many years in her home. I took a session with her and she told me about this new studio that was open in Bloomfield Hills. She suggested maybe I should check it out.

MELT Inspiration Mary Alice

Mary Alice has been my client for 5 years this month (Happy MELTiversary Mary Alice! ), so I decided to interview her about her MELT practice and share her experience. If you've never heard of MELT, MELT is hands off manual therapy. We use a soft foam roller and small balls to balance your nervous system and hydrate your connective tissue system to help reduce inflammation and pain.

Which Workout Is The Best?

As a seasoned fitness instructor of 30 years (how can I be that old!? I obviously started when I was 10, but I digress…) I’ve seen and taught a multitude of fitness classes. Hi lo aerobics, step aerobics, slide aerobics, shallow water aerobics, deep-water aerobics, spinning, Boot Camp, TRX, rip trainer and finally Pilates.

A Tough Start to 2019 and the Importance of Self Care

Feb 15 I was skiing in Aspen and on my final day skiing I fell, my first fall in 5 days. As I was going down I felt a pop in my knee and I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up.

May 30 I was waiting to turn left, blinker on and I was rear ended by a distracted driver- he didn’t even brake- resulting in whiplash a concussion and my car being totaled.