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For some of us, it’s been almost nineteen months since we set foot in a gym, or a pool, or a Pilates studio. We’ve walked. Oh, how we’ve walked. And we’ve tried the online thing. We’ve curled up on the couch to watch Mare of Easttown and Ted Lasso, and we’ve spent a lot more […]
I’m going to start this post the way I typically start my online Pilates classes, by way of introduction: Welcome! If we haven’t met before, I’m Pam. Even though I’ve been an instructor at Retrofit for almost seven years, this summer feels like a rebirth. It’s not just that I’ve assumed a different role at […]
Summer is short in Canada and this year it’s been a long time coming. Now that it has finally arrived, you can feel the energy of people gearing up to savour its sweetness. We know we’ve got to get it before its gone! Ontario summers, both urban and rural, favour the great outdoors: hiking, biking, […]
Self-care is a trending idea, but truly it’s something many health and fitness professionals have been speaking about for decades. We know exercise is part of self -care. As Joseph Pilates said, “movement heals.” Everyone is recognizing how much movement and exercise contributes to our mental health. But what else contributes? What does self-care mean to you? I […]