Author Archives: Mariska Breland
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
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
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
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.
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
Before I became a Pilates teacher, I had an entirely different career as a video and event creative director. A big part of what I did was what I’ll call “corporate theater.”
Lately, it seems like a barre class is opening in every studio and gym across the city. With all the recent buzz about barre, we’re often asked about it. What is it? What do we think of it? How do … Continue reading
In June of this year, I had two abdominal surgeries. The irony of that does not escape me. After all, I’ve been teaching Pilates for well over a decade, and I’ve always been proud (and maybe a little vain) about … Continue reading
I’ve never had much of a butt, but imagine how shocked I was when I lost it completely. How did it happen? Well, I was sick, and I lost weight, and I turned around, and just like that… no more … Continue reading
Although you can get a great workout doing Pilates mat classes or Pilates reformer classes or other apparatus classes, did you know that it’s really within the system of all of the different apparatus that you get the best results?