Learn How to Fall

When I am teaching, I try to feel out the room and the difficulty level that needs to be maintained throughout the workout. If I can sense the class is ready to take it to the next level, I will throw in some standing exercises on the Reformer. For anyone that does not know (although

Welcome Back!

Hi Studio 7-5-9 Family,   – At last!!!!! We are officially able to announce our studio will be reopening this Monday May 18th! All passes and memberships will be unfrozen, and any passes that expired between March 22nd and May 18th will be extended an additional 2 months. If your pass expired before March 22nd you

Shavings Make a Pile

Have you ever had a big goal that seemed impossible to reach? Is there something in your life right now that seems unattainable? Or maybe you just have a never-ending to-do list that keeps getting added to. Life is overwhelming sometimes, but there is a way to get through it. You just have to check

Finding Peace in the Pieces

It is unnecessary to go into detail about what the world is dealing with right now. It isn’t good. There is no question about that. Everyone is lonely, anxious, confused, conflicted, unsure, the list goes on and on…but we have to stop focusing on the bad.     To “look at the big picture” right now

What’s First?

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? On workdays, you probably hit snooze a few times and lay there wishing you could stay in bed. I am guilty of scrolling through Instagram or checking my emails for 5-10 minutes to help me “wake up.” Obviously, this is a

Small Talk Can Make a Big Change

I have opened up before about the relationship I had / have with food and exercise. I am still not where I want to be, but I have come very far from where I was. My battle with disordered eating lasted for four years before I felt like I really had a hold on it.

Yin or Yang?

Are you more Yin or Yang? You might have heard the terms Yin and Yang before. They are typically associated with Yoga or Chinese medicine. Knowing which one you are can really be beneficial. Yin and Yang refers to the contrast between some of these characteristics: feminine and masculine (personality not sex / gender) darkness

Control the Candy Chaos

Self control is hard any time of the year. October to January (for me at least) is significantly harder. It’s like the food just doesn’t stop. Everywhere you look, there are bake sales, candy baskets, friends-givings, work parties, kids’ parties, and so much more. And you should be able to enjoy yourself without worrying about

Piece of Mind Isn’t a Piece of Cake

Peace of mind is GOALS. Whether we realize it or not, our state of mind is a common denominator for A LOT. Without peace of mind, there is stress which can cause much more damage than we think. Our body’s main stress hormone is called cortisol. It aids other parts of our brain to control

Who is Pilates?

Today I want to talk about the history of Pilates. It is important to fully understand the origin of this exercise. It is very unique and different because its main purpose was not weight loss. Instead it was overall health and rehabilitation. Joseph Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. He suffered from rickets, asthma