Category: sport recovery


Ohhhh, you’re so going to love this pre-Pilates Fascia Stretch routine. My friend Frank Zito posted it and I immediately knew all of my clients would love it. Rather than have me re-video it, take a look at Frank performing it here. Thanks, Frank, it’s yummy!

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Homework: Mermaid Spiral

This one is for my clients who are on holiday hiatus!  If Mermaid on the reformer is one of your favorite Pilates stretches, you’re going to love Mermaid Spiral on the mat. Continue reading

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St. Louis Cardinals player Carson Kelly, kicking it on the wunda chair. Massive core strength, balance and fluidity.

Funny thing about Pilates: some folks think it’s just for women who want to look skinny. Ohhhhhhh, not so!  Although many people use Joe’s system to build an aesthetically sleek body, tons of athletes use his system as a secret weapon for their sport. Continue reading

Hot_Cold Therapy2A few years back, I sprained my wrist in a motorcycle training course. That’s as bad-ass as I can make the experience sound, and I should probably leave out the part about it really being a scooter… Accidents happen, right?

And the aftermath happens too. After the wrist cast came off, I experienced vascular compression.  Continue reading

Pilates Teacher Rule of Thumb: teach the body in front of you. For people performing Pilates, this translates into: choose the exercises that your body needs to create balance, stability, mobility and strength.

When I’m teaching private sessions and small groups, I often ask the members at the start of our session: what feels off today? The #1 complaint mentioned in the populations that I teach: low back crankiness.   Continue reading

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