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Pilates and Dancers

A client recently asked me how I got started in Pilates. After 15 years of teaching it’s such an integral part of my life, I had to really stop and think about what brought me to this passion. My first love is ballet. As a young professional dancer, I was introduced to Pilates and the reformer in particular after a groin injury.

Why take CCB?

Students often ask me about taking the Cadillac, Chair and Barrels courses and if it's a good idea. Of course my answer is YES, but I'd like to give some of the rationale behind my thoughts.

While Mat and Reformer give you a wonderful foundation and a great selection of exercises, they are a drop in the bucket of Pilates knowledge.

Motherhood and Pilates Instructor = My Dream Career

I started doing Pilates in 2003 after I had my second child. A few years later I found myself in the middle of a divorce. I no longer could be a stay at home mom and housewife. I wanted a career that could give me more purpose and afford me the opportunity to work and be a stay at home mom at the same time.

Sitting Is The New Smoking

Ameera David WXYZ, an ABC affiliate Taking Action Reporter saw Equilibrium’s Facebook post warning that sitting is the new smoking and invited us to appear on TV to demonstrate exercises that people can do at their desks.

Dr. Levine a Mayo Clinic specialist in obesity, who also invented the treadmill desk, is the person who coined the phrase “sitting is the new smoking.

Pilates or Bust (literally)! My Partnership with Equilibrium Pilates

I’m not totally lost when it comes to working out. Yes, some days my idea of a crunch is the one I get from a Lay’s potato chip. But I’m no stranger to fitness- I’ve been doing physical therapy pretty much since birth. Here’s the story: I was born with severely clubbed feet, which led to a whole plethora of orthopedic issues, and here I am, 10 surgeries later with a better walk!! but the osteoporosis and severe arthritis in my feet and ankles that come with the territory of being laid up, and in and out of wheelchairs during my youth.