Love Yourself

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Thursday, January 1, 2015


I am all for goal setting. If you want to accomplish something, you need a plan. I have always believed making New Year’s resolutions a good place to start on that plan. I make the same New Year’s resolutions every year. But every year, I kind of feel like a failure. I think to myself – how have I not accomplished this yet? This year I am changing my approach.

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Enough

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Monday, December 1, 2014


The Holiday Season is upon us and to mark its arrival are two of the biggest shopping extravaganzas of the year – Black Friday and Cyber Monday. My inbox is full of announcements of deals and savings. It’s fun and kind of exciting to ooh and ahh over all the beautiful things we want. To think of gift we might give or receive. Everyone loves a good deal and there are all sorts of things to spend our money and time on.

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It’s a good idea to throw a party

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Saturday, November 1, 2014


This weekend we are celebrating Retrofit Pilates 15th Anniversary with a gala party. My colleagues and I are wearing fabulous gowns and even more fabulous shoes. We have invited all our clients and supporters to celebrate with us. There will be food and drink, music and dancing, prizes and performances, fun and frivolity. Most importantly there will be the opportunity to congratulate our clients, our team and each other on a job-well done. And to say a sincere thank you to everyone who has supported us over these past 15 years.

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When dreams come true

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Wednesday, October 1, 2014


When we were cleaning out cupboards this summer in preparation for a major home renovation we have undertaken, I found a set of notes I had written back in 1998. The notes outlined an idea for a pilates studio. It described a centre for movement education and mind-body wellness that provided excellence in fitness training, therapeutic modalities and athletic performance. I realized those notes describe what Retrofit Pilates has become today.

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Time flies when you’re living your dream

Posted by: Barbara Grant


Monday, September 8, 2014


It’s hard to believe it’s been 15 years since I started teaching classes at Swansea Town Hall. Fifteen years since I opened our first little private training studio at the corner of Bloor and Windermere. Time flies when you’re living your dream. all health and make you feel better.

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