The Time is NOW
Hard to believe it has been almost an entire year since Starr Pilates has been closed for in-person sessions (those couple weeks of summer notwithstanding).
With emergency rooms full and infection rates high it is a sad truth that we may not go back to “normal” for quite awhile.
For the first few weeks or months it may have been easy to think that we could wait it out.
Here’s the truth... conditions never may be perfect to start move your body. But doing what you can with the time and space you have is important now more than ever.
I’m guilty of this as well. In this latest video my abs aren’t perfect, my hair isn’t perfect, the exercises aren’t perfect. But these simple exercises are enough to help someone going through low back pain.
In just ten minutes you can accomplish so much!
Try these moves on their own or combine with other videos on our channel. Regular practice builds the foundation for more creative movement.
Join one of our Virtual Mat Classes or book a Private for a full length session to go more in depth.
Core and More
I love finding a new take on classic exercises.
However, during busy times simplicity is key.
That’s why I filmed this video based on the Pilates “Series of Five.”
Try this quick video on its own or combine with other videos on our channel. Regular practice builds the foundation for more creative movement.
Join one of our Virtual Mat Classes or book a Private for a full length workout.
Ok so it’s 2020 and a lot of you are telling us you’re ready to get back into a routine and start feeling stronger and healthier.
But what exactly does this entail? At Starr Pilates we are firm believers that small consistent changes lead to big results. Last week we shared with you how two Starr Pilates classes a week can be just as effective (if not more) than hours at the gym. In case you missed it check out our blog post HERE.
This week we are sharing one of our favorite ways to sidestep bingeing. It’s called the HALT Method. Before you ditch any New Year’s Resolutions in favor of finishing ALL the Superbowl Snacks ask yourself these four questions:
Am I Hungry?
Am I Angry?
Am I Lonely?
Am I Tired?
Because let’s face it- you can have the perfect body but still be unhappy. By figuring out what your body really needs you can feel great and look great as well.
A supportive Pilates community is one of our favorite ways to combat loneliness and isolation. Book a private session for one-on-one support or a group class for a weekly (or daily) fun sweat to look forward to. Trust us- whether it’s binge eating or an injury you can’t seem to shake we have been there and we are here to help.
Online booking has already opened up for 2020 so click HERE to reserve your spot. See you in the studio!
This year make it your resolution to work smarter- not harder
We want to tell you a huge secret: it doesn’t take hours at the gym to start feeling different. In fact we believe as little as two Pilates sessions a week can definitely put you on the right track.
Our client below is a busy student who took just 7 classes over the span of 28 days. She made no changes to her diet and did no extra exercise. In fact, this Before and After Challenge fell right during stressful finals week and the Thanksgiving Holiday! You can see in the picture on the left her posture has improved, her waist is smaller and her abs have more definition.
Want to give it a try? Check out our 8 classes in 30 days for $225 special Email us at email@example.com with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Lose the duct tape! Have your cookie and keep your sanity too with these mindful eating tips.
We all know the holidays can be crazy-making when it comes to food especially since there are a lot of parties and extra treats available at this time of year.
We wanted to share this video from top nutritionist Eve Lahijani on how labeling foods as good or bad can take you away from actually enjoying your favorite foods and maybe even cause you to eat more. CLICK HERE to watch the entire video.
One of our favorite recommendations is staying in tune with the sensations in your body rather than staying caught up in the judgements in your head.
Pilates is one of our favorite ways to get connected to our bodies. If you're in town book a session or grab a gift card for your friend. For a limited time when you purchase a gift card Semi-Private Reformer Class Packages are 25% off.
These gift cards are customizable and can be delivered electronically or printed from home. CLICK HERE to purchase.
We know the struggle...
You work out. Then you work out some more. You're working out consistently BUT you're not seeing results. In fact, you may actually feel like your clothes aren't fitting right or you may even feel bigger than you were before. And when you think of all the time and energy and not to mention MONEY that you spent it's just downright frustrating.
We have BEEN THERE. And we knew there had to be another way. At Starr Pilates we have our workouts dialed in to get RESULTS. Take our lovely client above- she took 4 classes over the span of 14 days and even in that short amount of time (and with no extra exercise or dieting) she started to see results. You can see on the picture on the right her posture has improved and the rotation in her pelvis is less pronounced and her torso looks longer and leaner.
Want to give it a try? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Starr Pilates now has a YouTube Channel! Make sure to subscribe for Pilates videos you can do at home AND sign up for our mailing list to be alerted when new videos go up.
In the meantime, enjoy this behind the scenes clip from one of our photoshoots with Jessica A Robles.
One of our Pilates Group Class regulars commented to me that in photos I seem so serious but in real life I am so animated! I thought I'd post this clip taken this time last year (back before there were FOUR reformers) so you can see a little more personality. Hard to believe we are coming up on our third year in this space. A year ago I hadn't even contemplated group classes because there were so many studios in the LA area that do them so well. But I missed the community dynamic similar to what I had experienced in the dance world. And our neighborhood really is a great walking area so I just went for it. If you are by the studio stop by and say hello or email us email@example.com for a tour. Hope you enjoy the video!
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I recently saw my mechanic (he's great if you need a referral let me know). He told me he had lost over 35 pounds by trading out a membership to the large fitness studio around the corner from work for a private gym closer to home.
"It's an investment, " he said "but it's my health." His old routine consisted of skipping the gym because he dreaded waiting in long lines to get on the machines and eating a huge meal to after work and going to bed.
Now he says he is starting to crave the energy he gets from the workouts at his new gym, has a small snack and gets rest.
I hear this a lot with clients. They signed up a free 30 day trial membership at a gym and went once.
They say they're attending group classes 4 times a week but aren't seeing results...Because when they look in the calendar they're maybe making it to two.
Or they know they'll have more energy if they move regularly but haven't fallen in love with a workout yet.
I love that there are so many options out there for fitness: private training, streaming workouts, duet Pilates and Pilates reformer classes. But if you find yourself struggling with a routine maybe a little investment, a small group environment and a set schedule may be the biggest payoff yet! Check out our 10 Classes in 30 days for $30 a class and see if it works for you.