Author Archives: Mariska Breland

Fuse Pilates Upper Body Workout

So long snow, hello sunshine! Spring is finally, actually, OFFICIALLY here and we are so ready to bust out our tank tops to show off the arms, shoulders, and sculpted upper back muscles we’ve been building all winter long. 

March Matness: Our Favorite Pilates Mat Exercises

In honor of March Matness, we asked our instructors to share their favorite and least favorite Pilates mat exercises. See which ones they love (and love to hate!) below.

What’s the Toughest Fuse Pilates Workout?

Students regularly ask me – “what’s the hardest class?”  It’s mat. “Pardon?” Yes, mat.

4 Reasons to Workout in the Morning (and 5 Tips to Help You Wake Up!)

Today’s post is brought to you by Fuse instructor Rumer Richardson. She teaches reformer classes at 6:30 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and has a few words of wisdom for those looking to create a morning workout routine. Take it … Continue reading

6 Ways to Improve Your Pilates Workout

Group classes are a great way to get an affordable workout, and at Fuse we pride ourselves on providing precise cues, hands-on adjustments, and consistent feedback on form so that our students can get the most out of each session. … Continue reading

The Fuse Crew’s 2016 Health & Fitness Resolutions

Resolve (noun): firm determination to do something. If you started 2016 determined to perfect your tricep pushup game, learn to love kale, or make time to meditate every morning you’re not alone! Our instructors are working on their own resolutions this … Continue reading

Pilates for Yogis: How Chair Can Help with Handstand

Fuse Pilates instructor Jen René joins the blog for a series of guest posts to explore the ways that Pilates enhances her yoga practice. Jen is the co-founder of Ashtanga Dispatch and the director of the Mysore Program at Flow … Continue reading

Working Woman: Mariska Breland on ABC7

Mariska caught up with reporter Alison Starling of ABC 7 News in Washington, DC to discuss Pilates, fitness, and the importance of exercise in treating chronic illness for the Working Woman segment that aired Friday, January 8, 2016. Watch the … Continue reading

10 Ways to Create a Workout Habit in 2016

Yes, yes. You know what to do. Work out more. Do some cardio and some strength training. Sitting is the new smoking. If you don’t exercise, you increase your risk for cancer and diabetes and premature death. You get it.

Strong is the New Toned

Let’s face it. As far as we’ve come in the world of fitness and fitness marketing, there’s still a whole load of horseshit out there. First, not everyone can be tiny. Let me repeat. Not everyone is capable of being … Continue reading