Your HOME Pilates Practice

Your HOME Pilates Practice

I always encourage my Pilates clients, (especially my most beginner clients) to take home a few very simple (but not necessarily easy) exercises and work on them each day at home. Practicing Pilates at home really helps students increase body awareness on their own,...

Does Pilates Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

Does Pilates Really Lengthen Your Muscles?

Have you ever heard someone talking about how Pilates can "lengthen" muscles? Ive seen many a body transform with Pilates. And while I know that its impossible for muscles to actually lengthen, I get it why some people say that. Unlike many Pilates instructors, I did...

What is a Pilates Lifestyle?

What is a Pilates Lifestyle?

I believe Joe Pilates thought of his method of contrology as more than just exercise….but as a lifestyle. Sometimes the conversation comes up about whether there is a Pilates "lifestyle" in the same way as yoga is a "lifestyle".  While I love yoga and think its...

What is Pilates? (and how it can impact your health)

What is Pilates? (and how it can impact your health)

The Pilates Method of Body Conditioning is a complete system of exercises specifically designed to strengthen and stretch the body at the same time.   Joe Pilates called this concept "Contrology" because it demands focus and teaches awareness as well as total...

Demystifying the Pilates Principles

Demystifying the Pilates Principles

The Pilates method was created by Joe Pilates with aspects of many other types of physical activity in mind: yoga, acrobatics, Tai Chi, and gymnastics, to name a few. However the main thing that makes Pilates unique and different as compared to other styles of...

3 Tips for New Pilates Teachers

3 Tips for New Pilates Teachers

If learning to do the Pilates method is like mastering a foreign language, then learning to teach Pilates my seem even harder! With learning to teach you have the added pressure of having to pass a test, people watching and possibly critiquing your teaching skills,...

Hi I’m Danielle!

I’m here to help integrate body, mind and soul through Pilates practice while helping instructors & students get better results in their daily practice.