“What’s this? What’s going on? Why are you so wonky?” Wonky. I have heard my body described in many ways, but this was my first time hearing the word “wonky”. One of my instructors was working with me and noticed my foot was all over in space doing some exercises. The biggest problem? It felt … Continue reading You’re Wonky. New Pilates Vocab!
I love when I hear people use the excuse they can’t take Pilates because they aren’t graceful enough. I’m like, “Please! Have you met me?!” Hello, my name is originally Melissa but was changed to Grace in High School. You know, those years which mean nothing to your confidence or validation? Yeah…I have never been … Continue reading It’s Not About Grace
When I was in my 20s I remember listening to people older than me talk about their body’s aches and pains. Never would that be me! They seemed old and just a tad…sad. Flash forward 20 years later and low and behold here I am talking about my knees that sound like The Rice Krispie … Continue reading What’s that Sound?
I love a New Year! It always feels wonderful with fresh starts and chances to move forward from the past. I love creating bucket lists and vision boards at the beginning of each year. I’m not a slave to them because sometimes different opportunities come up that take time away from the bucket list, but … Continue reading Welcome To 2019!!!
I asked a client last week what the word “Play” means to them. It really got me wondering what that word means to me as well. Many told me spending time with their families equaled play to them. Being with grandkids. Being with their dogs (me too!). Drawing. Dancing (Mine!) Then I asked what stops … Continue reading Don’t Forget to Play!
Last year in the NFL it seemed like teams continuously suffered major injuries. From ACL tears, hamstring strains, broken bones from falling, Achilles tears, torn rotator cuffs, and other injuries, it just seemed to plague every team, taking players out potentially through the entire season; some injuries bad enough to require players to miss a … Continue reading Pilates for Athletes
Saturday was my second-time sky diving and I am telling you, there is no feeling like it in the world! I was incredibly nervous though. Not for the jump, although I do I always get nervous for that. No. I was nervous for the landing. You see the first time that I jumped I completely … Continue reading Free Fallin’
It’s been awhile since I have ridden a horse but today I was blessed to be able to get on two different horses and trot around in nature. I love animals, love horses and love riding any chance that is given to me. I love having time where I am not having to do much … Continue reading Back In the Saddle
Alright so here’s the thing. Ever since getting back from Norway I have been in a huge funk. I can’t motivate myself to do anything. Granted when I got home, a day later my dad went to the ER for heart pain (he is just fine but need a stent put in.). I went home … Continue reading The Funk
During my time in Norway, when we were away from much of civilization and disconnected from my life in the US, I really had time to think about what the word connection truly means. Pilates has helped me to really connect to every area of my life, mind, body and spirit. And from there, the … Continue reading Let’s Connect!