Control

Control
MLB Pilates started with a question my husband asked me five years ago on a trip to Delaware to visit family. I will never forget the discussion initiated by his question, “What is your five year plan Marta?” Staring out the window I considered my most important job (being a Mommy to two children ages three and one), and my part-time job as personal trainer/group fitness instructor/mat pilates instructor. I fumbled through my kinesiology books (that I had intended to read on our trip for my master’s in exercise science class) and could not beleive I was saying my dream out loud—“I want to teach Pilates apparatus and mat and own a private studio”. Continue reading

Awareness

Awareness The first of ten principles cited in the writings and teachings of Joseph Pilates. Awareness of my own body, post baby, was what led me to my first Pilates class. A challenging pregnancy, many months of bedrest, and a ceserean section created a monumental amount of weakness and imbalance from head to toe. I knew that patience and believe it or not “smart” training was going to be the most effective program for me–plus, I had a new baby to go along with this new (and not so improved) body. I didn’t have hours to spend at a gym. And so began–my passion for Pilates. Continue reading