grace·ful

- moving in a smooth and attractive way; having a smooth and pleasing shape or style; polite or kind

Pilates

I'm reminded Pilates is a lifestyle; not just an exercise method to practice a couple times a week. I agree with Joseph Pilates ideal of a balanced lifestyle. It's not complicated. Value your health, your mind, your body and spirit. Let's live Pilates and experience "the ecstasy of living".

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Mat Pilates

To an outside observer, a mat Pilates class may seem pretty harmless. Most mat exercises are performed on your back or your tummy without any equipment. Every mat Pilates move, however, depends on principles such as concentration, control, fluidity, breath and balance. Through a strong mind-body connection, your muscles become toned and you improve your overall ability to execute coordinated movements. Specific to mat exercises is the fact they are proven most helpful to people with back care issues.

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Chair Pilates

Chair is a little secret that is still gaining ground with the reformer folks.  You can achieve a full body workout,  just utilizing the chair.  If you've never tried it, you are welcome to explore it with me.  It's more fun that you might think.

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TRX

Total Body Resistance Exercise, or it's more popular name "TRX", is a full body workout using your own body for resistance.  Also, with unstable straps, it forces you to stabilize with your core or power house.  We can get into the deepest squat using the TRX.  It will get you strong quickly.  And definitely give you the confidence to wear your favorite shorts!

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01st Apr 2018

Happy Easter all my followers!! I hope you feel joy today. It’s a good day to wear something that makes you feel happy – thank you @primbtq for my gorgeous cape! It’s upped my game #happyeaster #dresstoimpress #primbtq #prim Eat all the chocolate you want – you have my permission ️ #chocolateeggs

Happy Easter all my followers!! I hope you feel joy today. It’s a good day to wear something that makes you feel happy – thank you @primbtq for my gorgeous...

31st Mar 2018

And just like that I’ve got a beautiful frittata for lunch! Thank you to my gorgeous chicks for the daily eggs they produce. And a BIG thank you to @smittenkitchen for the recipe! You make me feel like a rock star❣️Whatcha all havin’ for lunch? Make it healthy #pilatesinstructorlife #goodeats #frittata #fresheggs #healthyfood #happysaturday #gracefulpilates gracefulpilates.com #Livermore

And just like that I’ve got a beautiful frittata for lunch! Thank you to my gorgeous chicks for the daily eggs they produce. And a BIG thank you to @smittenkitchen...

20th Mar 2018

After a totally hard day #doglife

After a totally hard day #doglife

17th Mar 2018

It’s not Pilates, but it makes me happy just the same! I hope it makes you smile or gives you a warm feeling inside #flowers #stock #fragrance #joy #love # #bedside

It’s not Pilates, but it makes me happy just the same! I hope it makes you smile or gives you a warm feeling inside #flowers #stock #fragrance #joy #love #...

12th Mar 2018

The most beautiful dessert I’ve laid eyes on. Just gazing at it makes me happy, I think eating it might make me happier #nomnom #dessert

The most beautiful dessert I’ve laid eyes on. Just gazing at it makes me happy, I think eating it might make me happier #nomnom #dessert

04th Mar 2018

Enjoying the view from my castle. Snow has been slowly falling. #tranquility #peace

Enjoying the view from my castle. Snow has been slowly falling. #tranquility #peace

03rd Mar 2018

Good morning my loves ️. It’s good to get away. And the view from our deck is taking my breath away #view #snow #freshsnow #deckviews #freshair #mountainair #toyou

Good morning my loves ️. It’s good to get away. And the view from our deck is taking my breath away #view #snow #freshsnow #deckviews #freshair #mountainair #toyou

02nd Mar 2018

Side Lift on the Cadillac machine. Such a beautiful job by Rachelle. Lateral flexion gets those obliques fired up real quick!! Whoop! #sidelift #obliques #obliqueworkout #cadillacsidelift #pilates

Side Lift on the Cadillac machine. Such a beautiful job by Rachelle. Lateral flexion gets those obliques fired up real quick!! Whoop! #sidelift #obliques #obliqueworkout #cadillacsidelift #pilates