Category Archives: Mariska…Uncut

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

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Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should – Rehabbing from Surgery and Why Private Instruction Matters

I’ve just passed the official two-month mark from my (double) surgeries, and I thought I was (maybe) ready to venture back into some Pilates.  Although I can’t get out of bed without rolling to my side, moving my legs over … Continue reading

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Where’s Mariska?

Some of our students have been asking where I’ve been lately, so I thought I’d take to the blog and catch you up. In late May, I had a CT-scan for a weird bulge in my abdomen. It came back … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Fitness Motivation from Sesame Street

I don’t remember a lot from Sesame Street… beyond how to count, my alphabet, and that some monsters like cookies, just like me. But with young nephews, a niece, and friends having kids left and right, I’ve started to see … 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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A (Mostly) Happy Anniversary

So, today is my anniversary. It’s not the anniversary of my wedding. It’s not the kind of anniversary where people usually give presents (though if you’re inclined, you know where to find me). Today is the 10th year anniversary of … Continue reading

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I Love Super Bowl Ads, But Not This One

Mariska… Uncut* I’ll admit that I’m not into football.  But, what I do like about the Super Bowl are the commercials.  A past career as a Video Producer/Creative Director makes me appreciate really good marketing.  And, mostly, marketers bring their … Continue reading

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Tights Aren’t Pants

Mariska… Uncut* As a fitness professional, I feel it is my responsibility to add my voice to important causes related to the industry: childhood obesity, adult-onset diabetes, fashion tragedies… There is a serious problem in our society – ladies (and … Continue reading

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