“Strut Your Best Self” Event

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“Strut Your Best Self” is Soho’s first annual fitness expo by Soho Strut. I had a blast teaching students on both the mat and the apparatus. My volunteer pictured above is practicing Going Up Front on the wunda chair.

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Gina from Grasshopper Pilates is demonstrating Pull Ups on the wunda chair.

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Juice Press provided delicious coconut water and I received a wristband from Work Train Fight after a challenging boxing workout.

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Teaching Open Leg Rocker to participants in my Pilates mat class.

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Soho Strut Fitness Expo

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Join me on Sat, 1/31, 11am-6pm, as I participate in the first annual “Strut Your Best Self” fitness expo in Soho! I’ll be teaching a FREE Pilates mat class at 2pm with Zengirl Fitness. There will be lots of free demos and giveaways from local fitness studios and retailers as well so stop by and join the fun!

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Monday Moves: Mermaid

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(Photo by Nina Robinson)

Mermaid is a wonderful exercise from Pilates matwork for stretching the sides of the waist. It’s also more fun when performed with a friend!

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 1.25

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My Mason Jar Salads contain sugar snap peas which are low in calories, high in fiber which helps to keep you fuller longer, and vitamin K which contributes to bone health. Enjoy!

Layer 1 — Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper.

Layer 2 — Grape tomatoes and carrots.

Layer 3 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 4 — Grilled chicken breasts.

Layer 5 — Sugar snap peas.

Layer 6 — Mozzarella balls.

Layer 7 — Spinach.

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Morning Practice + Healthy Eats 1.24

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Morning Practice:
– 20min seated meditation
– 30min French lesson

Healthy Eats:
– 1/4 cup of oats
– 1/4 cup of chex
– 1 handful of mixed nuts: almonds, cashews, cranberries
– 1 tbs pumpkin seeds
– 1/2 banana
– 1 handful blueberries
– 1/3 apple
– 1/2 cup almond milk

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Morning Practice 1.23

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– yoga 1hr (7am!!)
– abdominal series
– shoulder bridge
– roll up
– rollover
– supine spinal twist 5 breaths
– table top 3 breaths
– butterfly 3 breaths
(Repeat 2 above x2)
– cat/cow 3 breaths
– downdog 3 breaths
– child’s pose 3 breaths
(Repeat 3 above x2)
– headstand practice 2min (pictured)
– child’s pose 3 breaths
*Fin*

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Mason Jar Salad Recipe 1.20

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My Mason Jar Salad contains salmon which is a good source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids that are good for your heart. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least twice per week. Try this recipe at home.

Layer 1 — Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.

Layer 2 — Tomatoes, carrots, and cucumbers.

Layer 3 — Green beans, sweet peas, cauliflower, and romanesco.

Layer 4 — Brown basmati rice.

Layer 5 — Baked salmon.

Layer 6 — Baby spinach, arugula, baby lettuce, and romaine lettuce.

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Carry a large bowl to work with you each day for your salad rather than eating it out of the jar for lunch. Enjoy!

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