Author Archives: Mariska Breland

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

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

Probiotics – What You Need to Know

Lucia Litman is back with another guest blog post. Lucy is a native Minnesotan, but has lived in DC for the past 7 years. She is an avid Fuse Pilates DC student and you will see her at the studio several … Continue reading

What is Head Ramping?

Head ramping? What?? Simply it’s about finding proper alignment of your head balanced atop your spine. Here’s how to do it. (Turn up your audio – we realize we need some help in the video production department.) Need some help … Continue reading

Top 3 Ways Pilates Helps with Spinning

Fuse student (and spin aficionado) Kara Reinsel joins us for this guest blog post. Kara is a regular Fuse Pilates DC student who you can find in Foundations, regular Fuse, and the occasional reformer class.  By day, Kara is a … Continue reading