5 ways I got “leak-free” – my pelvic floor journey

When I think about when and how my “pelvic floor journey” began, I laugh…because THAT is exactly what I was doing when I truly knew that something was not right ‘down there’.

My two daughters and I were visiting some friends and having a ball jumping on their trampoline when I noticed that I was […]

Top 4 postnatal exercise mistakes you must avoid

I’ve worked as a Pilates instructor for more than 10 years and trained many post natal women. Just 11 weeks ago, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. I knew which exercises to do and which to avoid, but being the overachiever I am, I tried to jump back into some of my […]

How Body Harmonics Pilates studio owner works out

I am often asked how much time I spend on physical exercise–Pilates and other types of workouts. To the layperson it would seem like I spend about five minutes a month. The true answer is, many hours, seven days each week. I “do” two types of exercise: Pilates and walking.

I don’t have an exercise […]

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    Sean Canflield – Contractor, Golfer, Father, Business Owner, Pilates Lover?

Sean Canflield – Contractor, Golfer, Father, Business Owner, Pilates Lover?

It’s 7am on Friday morning, I’ve driven in from Burlington to see my client Sean Canfield as we’re trying out this new time slot to see how it works. In walks Sean, half of his coffee still sits in his truck as he didn’t have a chance to finish it. He looks at me […]

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    What sold me on ELDOA and some unexpected surprises along the way

What sold me on ELDOA and some unexpected surprises along the way

My first introduction to ELDOA

A couple years ago I saw a flyer about ELDOA pass by the studio and didn’t think much of it. Soon after, I heard more and more about this special technique that apparently had amazing results. These days there are so many fads out there. I still wasn’t sold.

I decided […]

Five key takeaways from my hip replacement

For years, I had arthritis in my left hip—quite likely the result of a couple of significant childhood injuries on that side of my body that messed up my gait. Somewhere in my early 50s, the condition tipped into overdrive, and suddenly I was limping, not able to sleep because of pain, modifying my […]

Taking the leap from 9 to 5 while wearing leggings

Pilates instructors come from all different walks of life. Many have transitioned from dance or some other discipline of movement. Athletes, gymnasts, fitness trainers. Others come with an academic background: kinesiology, physiotherapy, exercise science. And then there is me. The 9-to-5er who after years of sitting at a desk, complaining about not having time […]

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    My transition from corporate to Pilates: What the hell was I thinking?

My transition from corporate to Pilates: What the hell was I thinking?

I was 39 years old. A wife, mom of two amazing daughters, a successful television Producer/Director and I was still looking for more?

Yup.

It was time. Time to legitimize my passion for Pilates.

Body Harmonics didn’t just help me to train to become an instructor, my mentors taught me how to teach from my heart. Before […]

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    2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!

2017 Yoga Conference & Show: They came, they saw, we conquered!

Body Harmonics has been part of The Yoga Conference and Show pretty much since the beginning. We’ve always loved it! But this year we really had a ball—literally!

I hadn’t been at the conference for a few years for one reason or another, so it was exciting for me to attend again. I loved meeting […]

Cracking the Code with Private Pilates Clients

Private clients. Who are they? How do you get them? How do you keep them?! As a new instructor, I am in awe of the unique relationships instructors develop with long term private clients, and can’t wait to explore this aspect of teaching. In the private room, I see the bond between the two. […]