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Staying Motivated?

Staying Motivated?

Staying Motivated We all start the year with great intentions and by the time February rolls around, we start to lose some motivation, and more & more seems to get in our way. So, how do you really set some new habits with the winter blues, Covid stress and all the other responsibilities? ☝🏻First and foremost is identifying your “why”.…

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Fabulous Feet

Fabulous Feet

FABULOUS FEET If you are part of the Bodylines Pilates community then you know that in February we turn our attention to our feet … and if you aren’t a part of this amazing community then use those fabulous feet and come on over!  Feet … you know those appendages we have at the base of our bodies that carry…

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What is a Pilates Reformer Workout?

What is a Pilates Reformer Workout?

WHAT IS A PILATES REFORMER WORKOUT? One of the best known and most used pieces of Pilates apparatus, designed by Joseph Pilates, is the Reformer, but what is a Pilates Reformer workout? Let’s start by breaking down the Pilates Reformer. The Pilates Reformer is a bed-like frame with a carriage that rolls back and forth on wheels. The carriage is…

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Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

Recipe blog #6 – Easy Apple Crisp with Organic Cranberries Serves: 6-8 Filling: 3 organic Granny Smith apples, cored and finely chopped (keep the skins on) 2 cups fresh organic cranberries 1/2 cup raisins 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 cup chopped pecans Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing…

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Farro and Chickpea salad

Farro and Chickpea salad

Recipe blog #5 – Roasted Carrots with Farro, Chickpeas & Herbed Crème Fraîche Farro and chickpeas 1 cup dried farro, rinsed 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced ½ teaspoon salt 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained, or 1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas Roasted carrots 1 pound slender heirloom carrots, scrubbed…

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Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

Recipe blog #4 – Paleo Pumpkin Pie Ingredients for the paleo pie crust: 1cup blanched almond flour 2Tbsp coconut flour sifted 2/3cup tapioca flour 1/2cup palm oil shortening cold, or grassfed butter, or a combination of both 1Tbsp Maple Sugar or coconut sugar* 1/2tsp fine grain sea salt 1egg for the filling: 15oz can pumpkin puree 2/3cup full fat coconut…

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Stuffed Apples

Stuffed Apples

Recipe blog #3 – Stuffed Apples Stuffed Apples Ingredients: 6 large apples (any variety); ¼ cup walnuts, chopped; 2 tbsp. raw honey; (optional) ½ tsp. ground cinnamon; ½ tsp. pure vanilla extract; Preparation Preheat your oven to 375 F. Cut off the top of 4 of the apples and set aside. Do not throw the tops away! Remove the inside…

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Delicata Squash

Delicata Squash

Recipe blog #2 – Delicata Squash Ingredients 2 small delicata or acorn squash 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided 1 cup diced yellow onion 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound ground turkey or chicken (vegetarian: use 3 cups diced mushrooms) 1 medium apple, diced 1 teaspoon fennel seeds 2 teaspoons dried sage sea salt and pepper, to taste 2…

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Breathing & Balance

Breathing & Balance

The Power of the Pilates Breath Blog Written by Louise Helmer We take approximately 20,000 breaths in a single day, subconsciously, but what if we were more conscious of our breathing, how would that affect how our bodies move, our emotions, our mindset? Breathing not only keeps us alive, its benefits range from relaxation and decreased stress to lowered blood…

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