our blog

Featured Posts

October 28, 2017

Pilates & Company co-owner, Cindy and long-time client, Nicole Marionni had an awesome heart-to-heart chat about teaching, Pilates, and her journey through one of the darkest times in her life.  She shares with us her raw, personal story from never exercising before, through breast cancer, and where she is today.  Nicole is an amazing, hilarious, and courageous...

February 1, 2017

Heather was born and raised in Livonia, MI, a suburb of Detroit. She attended Western Michigan University where she was a member of the dance team – no, not a cheerleader ;-)   She graduated with her Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. During a sales internship in New York City’s Garment District, she met her husband, “Big Rick.”...

November 14, 2016

Sung-won was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea until she was 13 years old, at which time she moved to the U.S. when her father was transferred to Midland, Michigan.

Upon her arrival to the States, Sung-won enrolled in public high school and attended 9th and 10th grades there. She completed her high school education in Michigan at the prestigious Interlochen...

It’s that time of year again…back to school. Such a bitter sweet time. Many of us long for the days of summer, but also crave the structure that the school year brings. As we transition into this season of routine, it can often lead to a bit of stress. Stress that comes from a schedule full of school and activities and then of course all the sickness that seems...

August 27, 2016

Garuda Barre in NJ is unlike any other barre class you have ever taken.  You will feel lighter, stronger, leaner, and get some cardiovascular endurance too.  The Barre is used as a tool to access deeper muscles and release your fascia.  Garuda Barre provides a deep stretch while strengthening your arms, legs, and glutes.   Barre executes the Garuda principles w...

June 28, 2016

Garuda Foundations Matwork is the root of the Garuda Method.  Mat develops the foundational movements using your own body weight to create stability and flexibility. Twists, curls and spirals encourage greater flexibility in the spine, giving free rein to the body to rediscover its natural desire to move, and providing a complete, joyful and mindful workout. Th...

June 11, 2016

Our feet take us through life. There are more than 7,000 nerve endings in each foot constantly send messages throughout your body and mind. They provide the essence of our posture, our wellbeing, and insight to how our organs are functioning. Your foot is a masterful network of approximately 35 joints and 28 bones, held together by 120 ligaments and activated b...

June 6, 2016

Legs in straps have so many benefits.  Not only are you strengthening and lengthening your legs to make them lean and strong, you are doing so much more. Legs in straps strengthen your TVA (transverse abdominals), lower back, and encourage the synovial fluid in your hip joint to move to essentially lubricate your joint.  Legs in Straps keep your hips, back, and...

March 4, 2016

The goal of Mermaid on the short box is to build strength of the Obliques and the QL (hence the "sexy V") as well as increase the range of motion of the lateral spine.  Mermaid on the Box is a big exercise bang for its buck! You also work Abductors of the hip (glute medius & minimus), Latissimus Dorsi (back), Anterior and Middle Deltoids (arms), Transverse Abdo...