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Fig and Almond Cake Recipe

Fig and Almond Cake Recipe

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates DirectorIt's fig season and they are yummy and plentiful this year. If you're like me, you will eat and make fig dishes every day until they are gone! This Fig and Almond Cake from the NYtimes is easy and delicious. Find the...

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The Story of Pure Pilates

The Story of Pure Pilates

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates DirectorThe studio’s journey is one that parallels life as we’ve all experienced it.  We had dreams or goals as young people – what college we wanted to attend or what career we wanted to build. Our futures were imagined with...

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This is What I am Reading with Kathy Celardo

This is What I am Reading with Kathy Celardo

written by Kathy Celardo, Pure Pilates InstructorI am an avid reader as are many of my clients. This summer, I read the Atlee Pine series by David Baldacci.  I must give credit to my client, Alex, for recommending this book that I am thoroughly enjoying. The main...

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Charred Vegetable Ragu Recipe

Charred Vegetable Ragu Recipe

My annual staff dinner was at the end of January. With the help of Rico and his homemade pasta, we rocked out this amazing Charred Vegetable Ragu, courtesy of Food and Wine magazine. And yes, Rico makes amazing gluten-free pasta too! Try it for yourself! Get the...

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A Savory Taste of Spain

A Savory Taste of Spain

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates DirectorI remember it so vividly, or should I say I can’t forget the taste after I took my first spoonful.  It was September 2016, and Rico and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary, cycling through the south of Spain....

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How Old is Your Spine

How Old is Your Spine

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates DirectorJoseph Pilates reminds us that, “You are only as young as your spine is flexible.” In a Pilates workout, the entire body is strengthened and stretched, with a focus on moving the spine in all directions. We spend much of...

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Corn + Tomatoes = Taste of Summer Recipe

Corn + Tomatoes = Taste of Summer Recipe

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates DirectorCorn + Tomatoes = Summer. Rico has a chef crush with Chef Anne Burrell and we make her dish Tagliatelle with Corn and Cherry Tomatoes when the NJ corn and tomatoes are at their best. Yes, you can tell from the picture...

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Sounds of My Summer

Sounds of My Summer

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates DirectorDo you have a favorite “summertime” song?  Can’t think of any? As a singer and lover of most music, I’ll start the list for you.   I’ll go way back with Frank Sinatra and Summer Wind, which I would put into a category of...

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