Category Archives: Body Image

Wrinkles, Jowls, Grays, and Other Obstacles to Aging Gracefully

The other day in the studio I overheard a girl lamenting about turning 30. Girlfriend, please. I just turned the big 4-0. 40 years old. Of course I always planned on becoming 40, but there’s something about that number that … Continue reading

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Your Fitness Teacher’s Secret Shame

The first step in overcoming a problem is admitting you have a problem. My name is Mariska. I teach Pilates. I work out almost every day. I wear the same size as I did in college. I have low body … Continue reading

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From Skinny Fat to Fit

Striving to be thin? Fit should be your goal. After all, skinny fat is a real thing. Check out this blog post Mariska and Clare wrote on it a while back. Fuse Pilates DC teacher and holistic health coach-in-training Meredith … Continue reading

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Should Your Thighs Touch?

There’s a lot of talk out there about Chip Wilson, the CEO of Lululemon, defending his pants pilling. Here at our Fuse Pilates DC studio, we’ve been talking about it, too. Recently, he said that if a woman’s thighs didn’t … Continue reading

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Brideorexia

As we enter DC wedding season, we were wondering, does “bride-orexia” really exist? It’s gotten plenty of media attention recently. A Cornell University study, published in the journal Appetite, shows that while extreme weight loss may not be the rule among … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Teenager

Wishing you found a love for working out earlier? Fuse student Avery Gordon does. Here’s why: I don’t have too many regrets in life. Sure, maybe trying to stick my head through the banister on my stairs when I was … Continue reading

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Achieve Perfection!

If you’re like most of us, you workout because you want to achieve results. You want your strut to be stronger, or your abs to be rocking, or your posterior to be perkier. Maybe (probably) all of the above. And … Continue reading

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Stop Dieting and Call a Truce

This guest blog is written by Sarah Robertson Sutton, transformation coach and founder of Truce. Sarah will be leading a Truce body workshop at Fuse Pilates on October 23rd and starting a fall/ holiday group coaching program for healthy weight … Continue reading

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Why You Can’t Afford to NOT do Pilates

In a previous post, we talked about why Pilates is expensive, then why it really isn’t expensive after all (confused? read the post here). Now, as promised – how much does it cost to not include Pilates in your workout … Continue reading

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Model Behavior

There’s a certain stance that a lot of (most) models take on the runway. You might also notice it in many teens. Maybe you do it yourself after a long day. Hips thrust forward, shoulders sagging, head dropped slightly. Someone, … Continue reading

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