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Be in control…

Spring into Summer Series Day 5: Pilates Principle: Control The Pilates principle of Control truly exists at the root of the Pilates Method. When Joseph Pilates created his method he didn’t call it “Pilates,” instead he referred to it as

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Stand on the Sky!!!

Stand on the sky: Learn Pilates and Yoga tools for developing a strong handstand practice. Kevyn Zeller and Gabriel Heymann invite you to turn your world upside down! Join us Saturday August 24th from 4:00-7:30pm at Norma Jean Pilates in


What is a (CENTER)ed run?

Spring into Summer Series Day 4: Pilates Principle: Centering Specific to Pilates, running and other types of physical exercise, “centering” is often referred to as moving from your center or “using your core.” But what exactly is this so-called “core”?


Let it FLOW….

Spring into Summer Series Day 3: Pilates Principle: FLOW I try to remind my students often that the human body is made up of roughly 70% water and that, with this in mind, it makes sense to move as such

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Meet Erika Bloom!

I really wanted to include Erika in this blog because after my brief experience in her presence I knew that she was a special teacher. Not just an educated, experienced and passionate teacher, but one of those special guides that

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Running to BREATHE better…..

Spring into Summer series Day 2 Principle: Breath In a blog I posted earlier I described the respiratory system as the most inefficient system in the human body. Essentially, we were designed to survive. This does serve us in times

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Introducing Megan Densmore!

My friend Megan is a powerhouse! When I first met her about 5 years ago I was a little intimidated by her very strong presence, I must admit. I didn’t know her well, but always remembered her being a very

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CONCENTRATION while running…

Spring into Summer series Day 1 Principle: Concentration: remaining present, able to focus on what your teacher is saying, able to focus on your surroundings and most importantly on your body. In classes I’ve taken, and during trainings for triathlons

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Meet Molly Wozniak!

It is my pleasure to introduce you to my friend Molly Wozniak. She is an educated Pilates teacher with a gifted touch. She is also a licensed Movement Therapist. Her experience working as a psychotherapist adds a depth to her

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Why you do what you do….

Why do you do what you do? Of course you can ask yourself this about many things…. But I am referring specifically to exercise. For the most part we know why we try to eat healthy foods and get at