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What a Pain in the Neck by Kathy Celardo

What a Pain in the Neck by Kathy Celardo

written by Kathy Celardo, Pure Pilates Teacher Since my 20’s, my neck has always been the bane of my existence.  “Is this going to hurt my neck?” was always my first thought before doing any movement. And reflecting on it now, it usually has hurt my neck in some way. ...

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January Mocktail Recipe

January Mocktail Recipe

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director For the month of January, I'm participating in the Dry Challenge. That means no alcohol for 31 days. This mocktail is straight out of Hilary Sheinbaum's book, and is so decadent on it's own, you won't miss the alcohol!...

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This or Something Better – Teach From the Heart

This or Something Better – Teach From the Heart

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director As long as I can remember, I haven’t been very good at defining or keeping New Year’s resolutions. I believe it’s because I have always lived in the Northeast (NJ and MA) in the dead of the winter. Who wants to be...

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Does your Lat(t)ae Make You Cranky?

Does your Lat(t)ae Make You Cranky?

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director I have a love/hate relationship with my TFL. The Tensor Fasciae Latae (Fascia Lata) or as I like to call it: “My Latte Muscle.” When I am cross training and focusing on keeping my entire body in good working order, I...

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Favorite Things Gift Giving Guide

Favorite Things Gift Giving Guide

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director If I had to share my wish list with you this year, I would tell you that I crave comfort, things that spark joy and experiences that make me smile or stimulate my brain. I started thinking about what I would want this...

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I Am Supported – Teach From The Heart

I Am Supported – Teach From The Heart

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director The definition of Support. It’s a verb meaning “hold up” or “give assistance to.”  A noun meaning “a thing that bears the weight of something.” In Pilates, the springs on the Reformer or Cadillac support a student. The...

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Simple and Quick Chocolate Chestnut Mousse

Simple and Quick Chocolate Chestnut Mousse

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director Here's a great gluten free mousse from Epicurious. It's simple, quick to make and calls for chestnuts which makes this an interesting dessert. Omit the teeny-tiny bit of brandy for your guests who do not drink alcohol....

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A Quick Reset at Your Desk

A Quick Reset at Your Desk

written by Carol Crincoli, Pure Pilates Director My long time client, Jane* and I have been working on a plan of action to decrease her chronic pain and stiffness she experiences during her jam-packed work day.  She follows a consistent workout routine 4 days per...

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