March is just a few days away, and Janae Luxe Pilates is going to participate in March MATness! What is March MATness, you ask? Each day in the month of March we are going to try to post a picture doing one exercise from the list of exercises in the Classical Mat Pilates series. It's a social media project started by Benjamin Degenhardt the owner of 360 Pilates. Using the power of hashtags we will be showing our love of Pilates to the world!
Yesterday I got a chance to mingle with a small group of people in a networking mixer. I met a few men that found the idea of my being a private Pilates instructor in San Diego to be very interesting and they had lots of interesting questions for me. “What exactly IS Pilates?” and “Are men allowed to do Pilates?” as well as “Isn’t Pilates ONLY for women?” were just a few of the questions and comments that I received. And then I told told them what I tell every man that asks me those questions….Pilates IS for men. Pilates is for women too. Pilates is also for EVERYBODY. And when I say everybody, I mean every BODY.
Red My Lips is an international nonprofit organization that uses red lipstick as a weapon and a tool to raise awareness about sexual violence, combat rape myths and victim-blaming, and demonstrate solidarity and support for ALL survivors. Our supporters, which we call 'Warriors,' wear red lipstick all throughout April (Sexual Assault Awareness Month) to raise awareness and funds.
At one of our first Pilates, Food and Wine Events Chef Joshua taught us to make this amazing meal! It's healthy, it's delicious, and this particular recipe will make enough food for your whole week, divided up in containers for your food prep for the week! Enjoy!
Chile Broiled Salmon with Crushed potatoes and Garlic Roasted Cabbage
Every year around this time, it’s the same thing: holiday parties, Christmas cookies in the break room, more holiday shopping or traveling than working out, and more holiday parties! The result is after New Years we end up feeling desperate to loose the holiday pounds we packed on from over indulging.
So here’s a few tips to help you avoid that dreaded holiday weight gain: