Author Archives: Mariska Breland

Fuse Circuit Class (Pilates Reformer + Tower = Endless Possibilities)

Several years ago, I was spending time at my mentor Julian Littleford’s studio, JL Body Conditioning, in Del Mar, California. And, I loved how he ran his semi-private group classes. You would start out on the reformer, move to other, smaller … Continue reading

Fuse Teacher Feature: Meet Maggie Derrickson

We might be biased, but we think our Fuse instructors are badass and yes, very hardcore. Exhibit A: Maggie killing it in crow pose. As we kick off our fifth Fuse teacher training AND debut our second studio this Fall (woo hoo!), … Continue reading

Pilates Mini-Workout for Abs, Thighs, Glutes & Arms

Can’t make it to the studio today? Stay hardcore with a mini-workout on our YouTube channel. In our latest video, Laci leads you through a set that targets your lower abs, obliques, glutes, thighs, and arms.

Active Stretching vs. Passive Stretching

Active stretching: it’s not an oxymoron! In the latest on our YouTube Channel, Fuse’s resident stretchy expert, Clare, discusses the difference between an active stretch (the kind that might leave you sore the next day, in a good way) and … Continue reading

Finding Friends through Fuse

Anne Schroeder can be seen around the studio many days during the week. A lot of the time, she’ll be seen with Meg, her best friend that she met at Fuse Pilates DC studio. Do you have a similar story … Continue reading

1 + 1 = Fuse 2!

Yes, there will be new offerings. No, we can’t tell you about them yet. (But we’re really, really excited!)

What’s it Like to be on Pilates Anytime? (Other than Awesome?)

I just got back from my second visit to Pilates Anytime. Since many of my Pilates friends and students have asked what it’s like, I thought I’d take a moment to recount the whole experience. First, it’s a huge honor. … Continue reading

Pilates Chairs Aren’t for Sitting

The first time I ever saw a Pilates chair, I didn’t think there would be much to it. An hour later, I could barely walk but I felt oh so good. Strong, long, challenged. My ass had been properly kicked … Continue reading

I Thought I Was Hard Core… Until I Saw This

I fancy myself a pretty strong gal. And, considering my age, my medical stuff, and my general lack of natural athletic talent, I can handle myself fairly well in feats of strength (especially when they are Pilates related). The other … Continue reading

Stop the DC Fitness Tax!

Let’s (NOT) pay more for fitness in DC!   On May 29, the DC Council decided to vote on fitness in DC. We just won the fittest city in the country (the entire country!), so it was time to celebrate!! … Continue reading