A Pilates Defined Client Story – meet Matt — age 27

Matt Ekstrand came to Pilates Defined unconvinced and unwilling, coerced by a friend helping a friend complete her teacher training hours.    “I was told to be here at a certain time, and I showed up,” the 27-year-old deadpanned. “It was all downhill from there.” His love-hate relationship with Pilates comes through in his grudging praise.    Asked for three …

Walking and breathing….

Walking and breathing. Two things most of us do everyday usually without too much thought. That is unless you are thinking about them. And I have been thinking about them – a lot. Many of you know that I attended a training in May in which I grew a deeper appreciation for gait analysis and how to identify dysfunctional patterns. …

Pilates Teacher Training Informational Meeting!

Teaching pilates is the best job in the world. What could be better than helping people feel better in their bodies and improving other peoples lives? I love teaching aspiring teachers to inspire others. I want to spread the work that we do to as many corners of the earth as I can. If you are also passionate about mindful …

A Pilates Defined Studio Client Inspiration: Meet Karen

Karen Blank used to drive past the Pilates Defined studio on her way to and from work, and after hearing about friends’ positive experiences with Pilates, she decided to check it out.   She started with three introductory sessions, and two years later, Karen attends three to four classes every week and continues to take privates. She has also developed an …

Meet the Pilates Defined Instructor: Tricia

At an early age, I wanted to be “an actress and a singer and a dancer.” Time, practicality, and probably most important, lack of talent morphed that desire into pursuit of a journalism career. I somewhat naively believed new subjects, research and questions would continually educate and fuel me.    Though I initially pictured myself as a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist, …

Join us for FREE classes on Pilates Day! (May 5, 2018)

We will be celebrating International Pilates Day on May 5 with an Open House and Free classes on Saturday May 5.      Here’s a quick summary! Classes listed below are free but YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER!  Call the studio at 860.899.1515 or email us to register! 9:15   Mixed level mat 9:15   Group Reformer 10:30-11 am  Therapy Ball Rolling 10:30-11 am   Intro to Reformer 11-11:30 am Get Comfortable with the Chair! 11-11:30 am Learn an Advanced Reformer Exercise! 11:30-12 pm  10 minute mini assisted stretching privates * Pre-registration required for free classes Bring a friend and win a T-Shirt …

Client Inspiration: Woody

Woody Exley has just one regret about becoming a Pilates Defined client in 2011 at age 71.  “It keeps me feeling young,” Woody said. “I just wish I had started sooner!”    Woody had injured his back, and his now-wife, Barri Marks, a devoted Pilates Defined client, “convinced” Woody to try Pilates by gifting him with private sessions. “Barri used to …

Client Inspiration: Kathy Cassidy

Kathy Cassidy has moved her entire life. An athlete from a young age, she took up mixed martial arts in her 30s and competitive rowing in her 40s, while raising her daughter as a single mother with a high-responsibility career. She had done yoga for years, but it never became a habit or hooked her the way other physical activities …