Focus on 5 Pilates Exercises for Core Strength

Everyday Pilates

When you hear the word Pilates, do you casually dismiss it with the underlying assumption that the practice is complicated and requires flexibility? This preconceived notion could not be further from the truth! Pilates is the ninja of the fitness world—it’s the sneaky, intelligent, and athletic method of exercise […]

By | January 26th, 2016|Pilates|0 Comments

Getting Started with Pilates

Beginner Pilates suggestions from Lashaun Dale,  Vice President of Content and Programming for 24 Hour Fitness


A long-time fitness professional, Lashaun Dale is the midst of adding new programming to the 24 Hour Fitness Schedule including Treat While You Train by Jill Miller, Booty Barre by Tracey Mallett, Athletic […]

By | December 3rd, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Pilates for Digestion

How using Pilates exercises may aid in better digestion.

by Kristin McGee


In the fall and winter we may feel a little more sluggish in the digestive system. In addition to drinking lots of water, eating a diet that consists of mainly whole grains, lean proteins and healthy fats, Pilates is a great […]

By | October 27th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Cross Training with Pulleys and Purpose

Gyrotonic Expansion System® enhances body intelligence.

by Rosemary (Rosey) Jeanne Carnes Mestler

Photos by David Young-Wolff 

Practicing Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis® have decompressed my joints and given me a deep core connectivity, providing me with more range of motion and joint stability. These remarkable techniques make every other physical activity that I do […]

By | September 28th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Pilates Desk Exercises for Work

3 Pilates Desk Exercises to Balance an Office-Bound Body

If youre feeling bound up at the end of a workday, it may be more than simply stress or the barrage of emails. The way you sit may be hazardous to your health.

The discipline of Pilates offers tools and […]

By | September 1st, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Props for a Playful Pilates Practice

Pilates practice tools aid in building strength and flexibility.

Props are nothing new to Pilates students.  In fact, it is said that Joseph Pilates created the Magic Circle (or Pilates Ring) from the steel ring that encircled a cognac keg… talk about creativity and resourcefulness! Today, we have many options to challenge or modify any Pilates […]

By | July 1st, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Love Your Post Baby Body

Build a stronger and leaner body with Postpartum Pilates

The female body is miraculous and ever-changing. The pre-pregnancy body is often the body that we are attached to; we have that body for many years and it feels comfortable and familiar. The pregnant body is a wild and wonderful adventure into daily changes of shape, size, and […]

Desi Bartlett MS, CPT, has been teaching health and wellness for more than?17 years. Originally from Chicago, she has a degree in kinesiology and her master?s degree in corporate fitness. Desi holds advanced certifications in Yoga, personal training, group fitness, and is a certified pre and post natal fitness specialist: desibartlett.com
By | April 27th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Supporting Yoga Practice Through Pilates Mat Work

Pilates: Supporting yoga practice through Pilates mat work

Much like yoga, Pilates is a practice that over the course of years of study can help you connect on a deeper levels to your body through movement.  The two disciplines can work together well for this reason.  Even though the two practices share some common foundations, […]

By | March 30th, 2015|Pilates|0 Comments

Pilates for Snowboarders

The freedom, peace, and energy that I experience in my body through Pilates, I also find in mountain vistas. While shaping, controlling, and physically training my mind has allowed me to find beauty in everyday Los Angeles, given the chance to skip town and head for the peaks, I will gladly trade in my reformer […]

By | January 30th, 2015|Pilates|1 Comment

HALE Pilates Method

Hale PilatesHale, an Old English word, means strong and healthy. The owners of HALE Pilates Method, Jane and Kristen, chose the word to represent their studio because it is synchronized with the healthy lifestyle of the mind and body that they are trying to promote.

The sleek, […]

Jordan Younger is a student at Loyola Marymount University and a Yoga teacher in training who loves the ocean, being outdoors, and tasting delicious vegetarian food around L.A. She hopes write novels in the future, and if she is not on the yoga mat you will probably find her at the beach, hiking with her friends, or playing with her adorable nieces.
By | October 1st, 2013|Pilates|0 Comments