Category Archives: Pilates DC

Top Ways Pilates Helps with Spinning

  Pilates doesn’t appear to have a lot in common with spinning, so you might be surprised to learn that it’s one of the most effective ways to cross-train to enhance your performance on the bike. Not only are many … Continue reading

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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.

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What’s the Toughest Fuse Pilates Workout?

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

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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

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10 Ways to Create a Workout Habit in the New Year

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.

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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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4 Ways the Pilates Tower Can Enhance Your Machine Workout

Curious about the Pilates Tower? Fuse instructor Meredith Capps explains a few of the ways springs and bars can enhance your workout. Give Tower a try at her Posture and Balance Circuit Challenge workshop at Fuse Dupont on March 29th! … Continue reading

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Why Pilates After Baby?

This post is brought to you by Fuse instructor, certified Prenatal & Postnatal Fitness Specialist, and mom of three, Randi Moore.

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Fuse Pilates Fans: Liza & Andrew Strelka

We must admit that we get a special sense of (slightly sadistic) pleasure when one of our female students brings a male friend or significant other to class for the first time. As we’ve discussed on our blog here (and … 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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